MATE Bike is the ultimate in cycling versatility that is sure to add excitement to your daily life. Electric bikes have become common among riders all over the world. They work the same way as ordinary bicycles only that they have a battery to boost usability. An e-bike makes climbing hilly terrains or that commute to work a lot easier than pedalling a traditional bike.
However, it calls for precaution when riding to ensure you are safe on the road. Here are a 6 e-bike safety tips to help you prevent unnecessary harm to yourself and other road users…
1. Always wear a helmet
First things first, always wear a helmet. Yes, we know it’s a boring tip but it’s absolutely vital you always protect your head! As you are going to be riding more than usual with your new MATE City, wearing proper protection on your head (correctly) is more important than ever. The Raleigh Mission cycle helmet, combines style, safety and value for money.
2. Make sure people can see you
On top of wearing a helmet, staying visible is also extremely important. You cannot control how others drive or ride, but you can make sure you are al-ways in sight of the driver. Whether it’s wearing something bright or adjust-ing your lights, make sure you turn heads.
If you are driving a night, the following are compulsory: a white front light, a red rear light, a red rear and white front reflector and amber pedal reflec-tors on each pedal front and back
3. Wear correct clothing
When on your MATE X, it’s important to wear visible and comfortable cloth-ing that is light coloured or fluorescent to help other road users see you in poor lighting. Avoid wearing dark clothes and clothes that will tangle in chain or pedals.
4. Be considerate
When you’re commuting on your new MATE City, you still have to obey traffic laws. Although you’re riding electric, you’ll still have the privilege of using cycle lanes. Don’t abuse this and take advantage of red lights though. As a rule of thumb, be considerate of all other road users and pe-destrians. You must always stick to the designated lanes, you can’t get away with cycling on the pavement with an electric bike. Never carry pas-sengers unless your bicycle is intended to do so and never cycle danger-ously or carelessly.
5. Utilise mirrors
Just like you would with a car, consider utilising right wing mirrors. The trusty over-the-shoulder check isn’t always applicable when riding, in fact in some cases on certain roads it can actually be risky and dangerous. Mirrors help you keep your focus on the road ahead and behind you without having to steer off balance.
6. Don’t get distracted
With such an eye-catching new E-Bike, people are going to stare. Trust us, the MATE Bike is totally captivating! Don’t get distracted by all this new attention and let it steer your focus.
- Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Do not ride in a careless manner and always respect other road users
- Never hold onto a moving vehicle
- Do not ride through red traffic lights
- Most importantly, stay safe and have fun with your fantastic new MATE bike!
Contact Mate Bike
To learn more about the benefits of investing in and using an e-bike, contact Mate Bike today and start building your customised Mate Bike now!