Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School

Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School
Martha-Lee and Madeline

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Explanation: How to ride your bike safely

First it is so important to wear a helmet while riding your bike. Be sure to check that your helmet fits perfectly and wear it correctly. If you're not sure ask a professional at the bike store. Secondly you have to wear good shoes so your feet are protected and are resting nicely on the peddle. Adjust your seat so that your knees are slightly bent and your feet can touch the ground. The next most important thing is to make sure your brakes are working properly. Next check other parts of your bike like your lights, reflectors and chain. Make sure the chain is properly oiled and spinning freely. Check that your tyres are properly inflated. You should carry a portable pump and spanner to repair your bike if it breaks down. When you are on the road be sure to ride with the flow of traffic so that cars do not crash into you. Wear brightly coloured clothing so that other road-users can see you. When you come to a pedestrian crossing, get off your bike and walk across with your bike. When you're riding with your friends, ride in a single file not side by side. Do not carry passengers on your bike as it is made only for one person. Do not wear headphones while riding because you should be listening out for warnings on the road. Wear your backpack on your shoulders instead of hanging it on the handle bars. Never hitch a ride on a passing by truck as you could be in trouble at the slightest bump. Remember to make hand signals when turning or stopping. Be alert while riding and obey all traffic signs and rules of the road. Now you are ready to have a safe ride on your bike without getting run over.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this is a very goood way to help kids ride there bike