Did your parents ever tell you, “you will NEVER ride a Motorbike”? Or how about “girls can’t ride”? What about “Motorbikes are so dangerous they can kill you!” Whilst the first two statements may never be true, the third can be true. Motorbikes can be dangerous. Cars can be dangerous too. Well, not if they are left to stand on their own! But if ridden correctly, motorbikes can be safe, easy to handle, a great way to commute as well as enjoying the freedom of the open road to your chosen destination! See below for 5 Tips from Biker Bravado for riding safely:
1 – Be Aware
If you are alone on the road, with no other cars, bikes or people, you STILL need to Be Aware of your surroundings. Potholes, slippery road surfaces and weather can all influence how you should ride.
2 – Ride Smart
Before you leave on your journey plan your route. Even if it’s a short trip down the road to the shops, plan where you will be riding at what speed and what obstacles you may come across. Forethought is very important.
3 – Scan, Identify, Predict, Decide, Execute.
Always be scanning. Look as far away as you can. Identify problems which could affect your journey. Predict what could happen and always have a Plan B. Be decisive with your actions and execute them boldly.
4 – Confidence
If you have been on a course with Biker Bravado Training School, you will certainly have improved your level of confidence. Remember it’s just you out there with or without a passenger so be confident – you CAN do it!
5 – Enjoy
Enjoying the ride will naturally relax you and enable you to focus on the journey at hand.
- We trust these tips will be helpful! Safe riding!