The trend of cycling is soaring in urban areas, such as in Jakarta. One of the reasons is because, during the new normal, people are looking forward to doing activities that can make them feel healthier.
More and more people are going cycling on weekends and even on weekdays. If you are one of the people who love cycling as well, make sure to always cycle safely on busy roads. We´ve some tips for you to do so. Let’s find out below.
How to be Safe and Still Have Fun Cycling
Cycling can provide good benefits to our health. However, at times of pandemic, we have to pay attention to a few things when we are cycling. Scroll down to know more info!
Obey the Rules on the Road
The main thing we need to do is to follow health protocols when cycling. Keep a safe distance between other people and use a mask if you are cycling in a crowded area.
Try to ride a bicycle in a quiet place, not in a crowded place. You may invite your friends or family to go together with you, but not too many people. Cycling with too many people during the time of pandemic can increase the risk of virus transmission.
Don’t ride the bicycle too fast. Cycling too fast on the road can be very dangerous for ourselves and for those around us.
Cycling for Health
During the new normal, we have the opportunity to get outside and exercise after a few months of staying at home. But, you have to be extra careful because the coronavirus is still around us.
If this is your first time riding a bike after a long hiatus, then your body needs to adapt first. Do not push yourself too hard by cycling too far. You don’t want to get sick because of it, right?
When you’re cycling, don’t forget to stop for a while and drink. Your body needs a lot of water to work properly. Remember, the purpose of cycling is so that we can stay healthy and fit, so always take care of your body!
Carry What You Need
You must carry some important items in your bags such as a spare mask, a hand sanitizer, and a drinking bottle. You may also bring some healthy snacks so you can eat it when you’re hungry.
In addition, you can also bring wet wipes, latex gloves, and first aid kit. If you fall and get hurt, you can immediately clean it with wet wipes and wrap it with a clean cotton cloth that you carry.
Disinfectant wipes also can be used to clean the surface of objects that are often touched such as public toilet door handles and so forth.
Happy Cycling, t-mates!
Those are a few tips that you can follow if you want to cycle during the new normal period. That should be simple, right? During the new normal, you can do a lot of activities such as having a staycation near your house or doing some fun activities like a spa treatment. The choice is yours!