5 Rules All Cyclists Should Obey | How To Ride On The Road Safely


– Rules are there to be broken right? – In some cases yes. We at GCN are not
proponent of the sometimes snobbish rules others swear by. However there are a few
rules we like to stick to. – Coming up are our top rules
that you should always obey. – Lets go for a ride. – Lets go break some rules. (upbeat music) – When you’re riding in
a group it is both safe and courteous to think
about your fellow riders. Now I don’t mean speed
up or even slow down if your rider is beginning to suffer. – Pointing out hazards on
the roads such as potholes is a rule you should really
get used to abiding by. Pointing out holes will
save your riding buddy a puncture, a broken wheel
or even worse, a crash. – Yeah so let us explain. Make sure you’re looking far enough ahead. When you see the pothole, watch it, give a nice arm signal
so it’s nice and clear and you could even shout “hole”. So she knows exactly where it is. – Thanks guys. – There we go. (upbeat music) – Another rule that we believe
you should always observe is a simple act of
waving at other cyclists. It only takes a second
and the act of recognition goes a long way in cementing
cycling solidarity. – While out riding make sure
you acknowledge other riders braving the same conditions as you. A simple wave goes a long way and it can make someones
day and it costs nothing. – The act of waving at other cyclists is ingrained it cycling tradition. I remember when I first started out as a kid on the local club run and if we passed a cyclist
who didn’t wave back to us, well quite often they were booed. So just in case you bump into the lunatics I used to ride with always
wave at your fellow cyclist. – That was rude. – Yeah very rude. (upbeat music) – Stop at red lights and be
courteous to other road users and show respect to everyone. Obey the rules of the road everyone. This is a big one here at GCN. (upbeat music) Now I know cleaning your bike just isn’t as fun as riding it. It’s just one of those chores that slip down the list of things to do. I mean I’m a culprit
of it but building this into your routine after
every training ride, I mean your bike will thank you, your wallet and your general riding especially if you’ve got a white bike. (upbeat music) – Now I know many of us have been guilty of breaking this rule from time to time but that does not make it okay. Letting off wind or flatulence at the front of a group
is just not acceptable. So our final rule is letting off wind at the back of the group not the front. – Now this is a fairly simple rule but I just hope we all can abide by it because the whole cycling world will be a much happier place. – Yeah I think this is definitely a rule I’m going to try and abide by actually. Although better not make any promises. (Connor flatulates) – Oh Connor that stinks get to the back. – Connor. – Sorry guys. – Stay back there. Stay back there you smelly one. – Thanks everyone for watching and please please stick to our rules. – So you stick to those rules
or I’ll be coming for you. – Yeah don’t forget guys give
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25 thoughts on “5 Rules All Cyclists Should Obey | How To Ride On The Road Safely

  1. Waving other cyclists: When I started cycling more than 30 years ago, almost every cyclist greeted another cyclist when they passed each other. I still do it, but I feel that less than half of the cyclists still do it too. This has started 15-10 years ago, I think, when cycling became more and more popular. When I'm on my (almost yearly) cycling trip on Mallorca however, most cyclist still wave, which gives me double joy, both from cycling as is, and the greetings. I will never ever stop raising my hand when passing other riders.

  2. When riding the lanes around Bath, I wave at cyclists but also at motorists. There's a strict hierarchy of acknowledgements. A motorist who just moves over a little or slows down a little will get a nod, one who slows right down or moves into a passing place will get a salute, anyone who pulls off the road and stops, or who, like the white van driver on Dundry Hill, reverses to a passing place, will get a salute, a smile, and a thumbs up.

  3. Always wave, unless not safe to do so. At those times, an imperceptible nod of recognition is time-honoured. And wave to all cyclists – don't be a road bike snob.

  4. Yesterday I met another cyclist and as I passed him, I said hi to him. I just looked into my eyes and said nothing. So I slowed down, sucked on his wheel and after a while I passed him again and blew my nose really hard so he had a rain of boogers! That'll teach him! 🙂

  5. Hats off to the camera man who managed to keep connor in these shots him n manon side by side is like a penny farthing and a balance bike

  6. Waving at cyclists is all well and good when you're in a rural area, but when you're in a city environment and you see cyclists every 5 seconds, it becomes difficult to wave to everyone. When I lived in NYC I pretty much ignored most people because otherwise I'd more or less just have my hand off the bars permanently.

  7. Waving is a very Anglo Saxon thing, other nationalities often think that the waving thing at people you don’t know is a bit weird.

  8. I dont know about anyone else, but I can quite happily spend 2 or 3 hours intricately washing and cleaning my bike, I do enjoy. My bike looks so damn good when its gleaming and coated in polish and wax 😍

  9. After the shameful support to the apartheid Zionist state from you GCN I decide to unfollow and I call all the people that have a decent level of morality to do so.

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