8 Top tips for safe solo riding

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Previously Editor here at off-road.cc, Rachael is happiest on two wheels. Partial to a race or two Rachael also likes getting out into the hills with a big bunch of mates. In the past Rachael has written for publications such as, Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine, Mountain Biking UK, Bike Radar, New Zealand Mountain Biker and was also the online editor for Spoke magazine in New Zealand too. For as long as she's been riding, she has been equally happy getting stuck into a kit review as she is creating stories or doing the site admin. When she's not busy with all the above she's roasting coffee or coaching mountain biking in the Forest of Dean. 

6 comments

8 months 2 weeks ago

Some good advice here. For most of my usual rides I have GPS signal but no mobile network. Take care relying on your phone.

8 months 3 weeks ago

If you've got an iPhone you can share your current location with any contact. Open  Contacts -> "Person's Card-> scroll to bottom and tap "Share My Location" which will bring up various options in terms of how long you would like them to be able to track you for.  It's a bit less precise than Garmin's offering (when that actually works), but so far it has been much more reliable.

1 year 9 months ago

Talking to yourself is probably ok...using multiple voices a bit more contentious 

1 year 9 months ago

Talking to yourself is hopefully ok...suspect using multiple voices though is probably more contentious

2 years 1 month ago

Secret_squirrel wrote:

Don't forget to pack a mask, in case of emergency stops at a shop or similar.

Secret_squirrel is wise. This is the new mantra when leaving the house - keys, wallet, phone, mask.

Personally, I keep a disposable mask folded up with my emergency £10 note. (Perfect for unscheduled cafe stops).

2 years 1 month ago

Don't forget to pack a mask, in case of emergency stops at a shop or similar.