Ridesmart is a series in partnership with British Cycling aimed at Sportive riders.
Stay aware and let others know about hazards on the road to stay safe.
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The roads are not a hazard-free place to ride. Potholes, cattle grids, raised ironwork; all of these can potentially cause issues. This video explains how to deal with them and how to alert other riders to the presence of these hazards.
Other hazards – like horses and oncoming vehicles – are a little more obvious, but you still need to approach with caution and let other riders know what’s coming up.