Be a role model for cycling safety by following these important yet simple tips.
- Protect your head wear a helmet: A properly fitted and correctly worn bike helmet can reduce the risk of serious head injury by up to 80%.
- Check your ride: Make sure bikes are adjusted to the right height for the rider, inflate tires and check that brakes are working properly.
- Be prepared: Get trained in bicycle safety and rules of the road. Use hand signals and respect traffic signals, stopping at all stop signs and stoplights .
- Pick Family Friendly routes: Protect young riders by riding on quiet roads, trails and designated cycling routes.
Want to know more? Visit Parachute’s Parents Cycling Tips page – 7 Tips for Cycling Safety http://parachutecanada.org/downloads/programs/safekidsweek/PSKW_Parents_CyclingTips_2015.pdf