Experts in Cycling Safety

SAFEFIT RIDE

SafeFit™ Ride

Safe cycling starts with buying the right bike.
 
Once BBF knows your body height, reach and flexibility – and we understand how you intend to use your bike – BBF can help find the safest bike for you.
 
Here at BBF, we use 5 key Safefit™ Ride steps
 
  1. Measure Up
  2. Usage Analysis
  3. Expert Recommendation
  4. Safety Check
  5. Ride Away
Following this important process when buying your new bike will ensure you buy the right bike for you.
 
This is the first step to cycling safely.
BBF's SafeFit Process

SAFETY

Cycling Safety

While Safefit™ Ride is the best way for you to start your cycling journey with safety in mind, there are many other things you need to consider to keep yourself safe on two wheels. 
 
Check out these important areas of cycling safety.

Helmet

Owning a quality helmet is one thing but knowing how to fit it correctly is just as important.
 
Check out this video from the team at GCN about correctly fitting your helmet to your head.
 
NB: Helmet manufacturers generally recommend replacing your helmet every 3 years to maintain maximum safety.
 
Why not let our experts here at BBF correctly fit your new helmet?

Braking

It goes without saying that braking is a crucial part of cycling safely. Understanding how your brakes work and how to use them in different scenarios is very important.
 
This video from GCN walks through some key tips on how to brake safely.
 
N.B: We strongly recommend practising emergency braking drills on your new bike.
 
Start at low speed. Using both brakes, gently squeeze the brake levers until you stop. Increase your speed as you gain confidence. The front brake will feel stronger. 
 
Remember, gently squeeze both your brake levers together. Never grab the brake levers suddenly.
 
Why not let our experts here at BBF show you how to brake safely?

Pre-Ride Check

Safety is our main priority here at BBF.
 
Every new bike is comprehensively safety checked before leaving the store.
 
Every time you take your bike out, you should also run through a pre-ride safety check.
 
Here is a video of what to look over before you take your bike out.

Lights

Bike lights are not just for night-time.
 
Every time you ride, you should use lights to give you the best chance of being seen by everyone around you.
 
Check out these daytime running lights we have available here at BBF.
 
N.B: Our high-visibility LED daytime running lights work both night and day. Most are USB re-chargeable and simply clip off the bike when they are due to be charged.
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