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Rules for safe biking

Rules for safe biking

Cycling can open new horizon for you. In order to maximize the benefit of your adventure and maintain the quality of the tour, we urge you to adopt these rules as your own when having cycling tour in Vietnam…

  1.  Always wear standard approved helmet when riding.
  2.  Familiarize your self with your bicycle and its control before riding in Vietnam traffic.
  3.  Don’t over do it or ride beyond your abilities, as accidents are not fun. If some stretches are too technical for you, it is better to walk than fall!
  4.  Give each other plenty of space on the tracks- nothing is worse than a pile up!
  5. The person in front has right of way and may not be aware of what a person behind is doing, so if overtaking, let the person in front know which side you’re passing on.
  6.  If in doubt as to the route, stop and wait for the rest of the group or the leader.
  7. If you get lost, go back to the last place where you were sure you saw other group members, and wait there- where we will find you.
  8.  For safety, always know the final destination for each day. Always carry some money and emergency numbers.
  9.  Dogs: don’t try to race off. Stop (normally enough to frighten the dogs away), get off your bike, keeping it between you and the dog and pretend to throw a stone- and throw one if you have to!
  10.  Be sure your bicycle in proper operation condition. In particular, check break ( front and rear brake), derailleur, tires and wheels, saddle and seat post, handle bar and stems and all quick release levers.
  11. Study some local rules before riding.( local guide will tell you some practical experiences)
  12.  Ride with the traffic, never ride against the traffic.Ride in single file.
  13.  Maintain a steady course. Avoid sudden swerving.
  14.  Use proper hand signal alert: motorists, pedestrians, and other cyclists of your attention to stop or turn left and right.
  15.  Beware of road hazards. The most common road hazards include sand, broken glass, storm drains, pot holes, pedestrians, parked car door opening, dogs and rail road crossings.
  16. Concentrate on the track in front of you, and resist waving to locals whilst riding as this is a frequent cause of accidents! If you want to enjoy the view it’s safest to stop!
  17.  Never ride double or carry packages which obstruct your view or inhibit your control of the bicycle.
  18.  Always keep one hand in control of the handle bar.
  19. Never stunt ride or ride while holding onto another vehicle.
  20.  Be a ware that wet weather riding causes longer braking distance, and a greater possibility of skidding.
  21.  Be cautious and careful. Never assume that a driver will stop at an intersection.
  22.  Try to make eye contact with all drivers. Naver assumes that the driver will see you or will stop in time to avoid hitting you.

Countryside Adventures Team