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Cycling for Beginners

By Jason C. Moore | Cycling

Jun 16
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Complete cycling tips for beginners as well as cycling gear buying guide!

Ride safely with helmet

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As a cyclist you live dangerously among buses and cars.

You have a single security-your helmet! The helmet does no accidents, but it reduces the damage or injury in an accident.

Get yourself because a helmet that fits well and that you feel comfortable in. Take care of your helmet. It must be kept clean, never be thrown to the ground and away from direct sunlight or heat.

Toddler Helmet

  • For children up to 7 years is recommended NTF, while the Agency a toddler helmet with a green strap.
  • All persons under 15 must by law wear a helmet when cycling. This applies even when they get shoved on a bike and when they sit in bicycle trailers attached to bicycles.
  • For children up to 7 years is recommended NTF, while the Agency a toddler helmet with a green strap. It provides the same protection as a regular bike helmet, but has an additional function in the green belt buckle that goes up at a certain load. The buckle is opened if the child gets stuck in a climbing frame or the like and is there to prevent suffocation.

Tips when Buying a helmet for grown ups

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  • Make sure the helmet is CE marked. It should say CE EN 1078 (for children over 7 years and adults) or AN 1080 (toddler helmet with green buckle).
  • The helmet should sit perfectly so that it can not fall off or be pushed back, leaving the forehead free.
  • If you buy a helmet for your child, you should not buy an oversized helmet that the child can grow in. Then the possible gap could jeopardize the safety of the helmet can go by.
  • The helmet should cover the forehead, occiput and skull. Remember that 70 percent of islagen in bicycle accidents to the head hits the forehead and temple.
  • It helps if the helmet has a chin strap which can easily be regulated in different positions. However, the settings should be when taking off his helmet.
  • You should feel comfortable in your helmet. Try it carefully and look in the mirror how it looks. Today’s helmets are both stylish and tough.
  • We recommend that you contact a retailer where you can get help with adjustments and recommendations.

Size guide for bicycle

Bicycles for adults are available in different sizes, but where you simply try things out. Please come to us for help. When buying children’s bicycle, it is important not to buy too large. Keep in mind that coordination is not fully developed in children. With an oversized bicycle is the balancing act more difficult. Important, of course, is to ensure that the cycle is always equipped with lights as well.

Kids Bikes range from the first cycle for a 3-5 year old, a 12 “with training wheels, the bigger the bike 16-20”, where they begin to bring balance and “learn” cycle. Then gradually raise the training wheels and eventually remove them. All these bikes have pedal brakes on children’s bikes are 100% focus on safety. That is, the foot brake, upright riding position and balance. It is very important that children get the right size to learn with, if they get too big bike cannot handle it and they will fall and fall.

When the tests are conducted we can see if they could stay and keep the balance, (at least one foot in the ground) and to reach both handlebars at full lock. Both the height and length should be checked. There are helmets for children under 15 years of cycling in Sweden, so a child helmet with green buckle to the minimum and a CE-marked for the elderly is recommended.

 Size guide for those of you who are looking to buy bike for the kids at home:

Age

Length

Wheel size

3-5 years

90-105 cm

12 “

4-6 years

100-120 cm

16 “

6-9 years

115-140 cm

20 “

8-12 years

130-150 cm

24 “

10-14 years

140-160 cm

26 “

14 –

150 –

26-28 ‘

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