10 – When the roads are icy, it’s not about if you can ride safely but more if the drivers can keep control of their vehicles. After all if you fall then at worst you could brake a bone or put your self into the path of a vehicle behind you. If the drivers can’t control their vehicles then there is a chance that it will collide with you.
9 – 23mm slick tires are not very good for off road use as BikingJaz shows us. It’s best to stick to the pave on those tires.
8 – In wet conditions take the corner a slower and at not such a tight angle, the smallest of bumps, paint or metal can easily make you loose traction and fall. Wearing mitts is also a good idea, it adds a bit of protection to your palms when you go down.
7 – When on a shared use path, take it slower than on the road and slow right down when passing pedestrians. Don’t rush past other cyclists at the last minute.
6 – When filtering past traffic, don’t overtake other cyclists when approaching oncoming traffic, definitely don’t do it at the last second and swerve back in front of the road user.
5 – Make sure you properly check both directions of travel when pulling out of a side road. Don’t pull out if your way is not clear and you would force other road users to take drastic action to avoid a collision with you.
4 – Don’t pass cyclists with inches to spare and cut across their path. We don’t want other road users doing it to us, so don’t do it to others.
3 – The most basic but often forgotten, don’t filter up the inside of a large vehicle, the space can quickly disappear and you have virtually no run off space.
2 – Riding on the pavement is illegal, doing so at high speed is just insanely stupid, especially when there are pedestrians about. Add the joining and leaving the road whilst next to a coach and this sort of behavior is going to lead this cyclist into the inevitable path of serious injury.
1 – Filtering in between two sets of vehicles at such a close proximity whilst at least one of them is moving is silly, one of them being a bus which you can’t see through and you have the recipe for a potential cyclist sandwich. Such behavior is not worth the reward.
Thanks to those who filmed these silly cyclists: