How To Read The Road For Safer Cycling

Published on May 4th 2016


In association with Bellwether. Being able to "read" the road makes cycling much safer, so here are some essential tips to make you cycling literate. Subscribe to GCN: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN store! The first rule of reading is to look ahead, not just at your front wheel. The further you are able to scan ahead, the sooner you can spot potential hazards, giving you much more time to react to them. Riding in a variety of environments and weather conditions will help to get you used to the vast majority of hazards you'll come across as a road rider. It's also important to make allowances for things beyond your control, i.e. animals and other humans. Give them and yourself as much margin for error as you possibly can. Watch more on GCN... Ride Safely In The Rain ▶︎ 10 Things Not To Do On A Bike ▶︎ Buy GCN winter kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop: