Some quick tips to get you city cyclists to get you cycling faster…
- If safe to do so then get off your bike and walk across the traffic light – your not breaking any laws right?
- When stuck in traffic don’t just sit there – with a few manoeuvres you can be at the front of that traffic jam
- Anticipate the traffic – know when to speed up and when to slow down and see where there are potential spots to change lanes if one lane is moving faster etc
- Keep your bike in good condition – A good bike with pumped up tires etc will ride more easily
- Find a faster route to your destination – there is always a quicker way, don’t just stick to the same old route you have always used. Investigate new routes and find ones with less traffic lights
- Switch to a lower gear when you know you are coming to a stop, it will be easier to accelerate once that light turns green
Whilst in a city you are unlikely to reach your top speed you will get there faster.Do you know any more good speedy cycling tips?
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