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Giving your child a bike (Part 2)

  1. Teach traffic laws for children

Teach children how to comply with traffic rules: Always go to the right of the road, slow speed at yellow lights and stop at red light… Even if your child has not driven out of the street, they should teach these things as soon as possible. This helps children in their health training and also helps them form discipline.

  1. Create a happy feeling for your baby

An important point when teaching children to ride a bike is to give them positive thinking, by telling them what it is like to be happy from cycling. You should not mention falling or hurting, just gently encourage before you climb the bike. Always create a sense of fun and relaxation and guide your child to take deep breaths for mental comfort

Always be with your baby while they are learning to run, giving them a sense of security. If your baby falls, grab your hand as quickly as possible, and then slowly let go so that your child learns to run on his own feet.

  1. Ensure safety

Teach your child how to ride a bicycle properly and safely, how to keep the steering wheel. Make sure you always wear a helmet and gloves, and protect your baby’s knee. This is a way to prevent injury when falling.

Take your baby to the grass or park few people to walk around to help your child practice. Children sitting on bicycles often shiver and fear of falling. You should avoid rough places with lots of stones or things that easily cause injury to your baby.

  1. Learn bike parts and cycling postures

Let your child learn, identify bike parts. This helps your baby become more familiar and comfortable with a baby bike. It is easier to instruct your baby to ride and control the parts on the bike.

Posture is also important. Teach your child to sit up straight and concentrate on the bike. The right hand is slightly bent, the knee is slightly facing the bike but does not touch the bike, the eyes are visible, the brake is used in which circumstances… Do not let the baby look down at the ground while cycling.

Giving your child a bike (Part 1)

Bicycles help children develop physically and mentally. Giving your baby a bike is a way to make him/her responsible and learn to be independent. Give your children compliments when they reach a small effort. If your child is afraid to learn to ride because he/she is afraid of falling or injured, you should not scold him/her. Never make a cycling session into a will of war. If children are not happy, they will never learn good things. Please accompany your child and help him/her overcome psychological barriers.

  1. Prepare suitable children’s bicycles

The best age for children to ride from 3 to 6 years old. If your baby is from 3-6 years old, it’s best to buy a kid bike with two extra wheels designed behind. Let your baby easily control and balance on the bike.

If your baby is over 6 years old, give him or her a two-wheeled bicycle (without two extra wheels). At this age, babies are sturdy enough to be able to handle when they fall. Drive a two-wheeled bicycle from the first day, help your child know carefully and concentrate more while driving.

During this stage your child will learn to ride a bike very quickly. Taking a baby to a children’s bike shop choose to buy a one with a bright color that fits your baby’s personality. This will make your baby feel excited from the beginning with a new friend. Don’t buy a baby bike that has a size bigger than your baby’s height and think he or she will be able to pedal in the future when he or she grow up. You can ask a technician to lower the saddle to a small amount to help your baby easily stand up. When the baby kicks in, he or she will raise the saddle to the correct height.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR CHILD CONFIDENT ON THE BICYCLE

Children’s bicycles are a special gift for parents for their beloved children. Bicycles help children develop physically and mentally. Moreover, giving your baby a bike is a way to make your baby responsible and learn to be independent.

If your child is afraid to learn to ride because he is afraid of falling or injured, you should not scold him, because at this time he or she is in the development stage of brain that is very vulnerable to negative problems leading to depression.

If children are not happy, they will never learn good things. Never make a cycling session into a will of war. Please accompany your child and help them overcome psychological barriers. Give your children compliments when they reach a small effort.

  1. Prepare children’s bicycles to the right height

The best age for children to ride from 3 to 6 years old. During this stage your child will learn to ride a bike very quickly. Taking a baby to a children’s bicycle shop and choose to buy a bike with a bright color that fits your baby’s personality. This will make your baby feel excited from the beginning with a new friend. Don’t buy a baby bike that has a size bigger than your baby’s height and think he or she will be able to pedal when he or she grow.

If your baby is from 3-6 years old, it’s best to buy a baby bike with two extra wheels designed behind. Let your baby easily control and balance on his bike.

If your baby is over 6 years old, give him or her a two-wheeled bicycle (without two extra wheels). At this age, babies are sturdy enough to be able to handle when they fall. Buying a bike with two side wheels is like training your child based on psychology. Drive a two-wheeled bicycle from the first day, help your child know carefully and concentrate more while driving.

You can ask a technician to lower the seat to a low height to help your baby easily stand up. When the baby get acquainted, he or she will raise the bike seat to the correct height.

Top simple guides for cycling beginners (part 4)

  1. Support your muscles

After a long slope you must be very hard to climb up, when you reach the top right next to you will be dropped slope. That doesn’t mean you have to free your feet without pedaling. By gently but steadily pedaling while still going downhill, you can still remove lactic acid, which is a form of body secretion that works high intensity, causing muscle strain, even pain after practicing a lot.

  1. Always obey the traffic rules

Go close to the right hand side of the road, close to the area of ​​the stop and pedestrian, always use the signal manually at the right time and obey the traffic signal. You must observe other vehicles. Because when you want to turn or go straight to the intersection, you always have to give signals to another vehicle to know, there will be hidden spots that are not visible, signal the driver of the road car to know your intentions and sure they saw you. Do not go side by side with other cyclists, to keep your distance and sight with the doors of sudden open cars, potholes or other unexpected dangers.

  1. Pay more attention when traveling over busy roads

You may ride in a route where the traffic situation is too bad, on a narrow or winding road down the slope. You have to ride the same lane with overloaded and dangerous cars, squeezed to the side and you may not see it. So you need to equip your bike with a rearview mirror and always never forget a helmet and possibly sports eyeglasses.

  1. Change position

Change the contact position of your hand with freeze – wrap fists on a regular basis. This contributes to changing the angle of the back, neck and the arms, each different muscle undergoing a different force of impact by the sitting posture because they override the nerve endure. Do not hold a handle or posture for too long, which will cause cramps. Just relax, do not hold your elbows, make you feel most comfortable even if you have to change too much.

Top simple guides for cycling beginners (part 3)

  1. Start slowly. Don’t be impatient

Everything that started in a hurry brought about unintended consequences. Initially, you should only ride for 30 minutes to 45 minutes for 1 pedal on a flat terrain. You try to maintain in the first 3-4 weeks, 3-4 times per week. After getting used to it, you can change to rough terrain, go further, and also train your better toughness.

  1. Limit night biking

In fact, most deaths occur when riding a bicycle during the period from 6pm to 9pm. But if you have to go within a limited time, you will have to know how to equip yourself safely in low light conditions, for example: wearing bright colors, reflections, signal lights – lighting on helmets and on bicycles. Best of all, attach a bright headlight with white light and the red or yellow flashes at the end of the bike

  1. Feel gears / lip / disc

Don’t ride on a steep road with high intensity and long time, this will increase the pressure on your knees. Keep the gears in moderation, which means you feel light on your feet, thus contributing to your movement more steadily and better. The best footsteps for most cyclists are 60 to 80 rounds for a minute and the racers often reach 80-100.

  1. The brake / brake system must be guaranteed

When driving, your finger must always be on the brake. Depending on the type of vehicle on the left or right, it will determine whether it is a front brake or a rear brake. You have to check the front of the rear wheel before going to the front wheel to keep it safe. Because when making a sudden brake at high speed, especially the front brake, you will be rushed forward, knocked yourself out of the bike, so you must try to stabilize your position and steering wheel in such kinds of situations. Thus, it is not recommended to brake too unexpectedly and front brake first. It is safer for you to get used to preparing both brakes at the same time.

Top simple guides for cycling beginners (part 2)

  1. Wear a helmet

According to statistics, there are many annual traffic accidents in which cyclists as well as motorcyclists make up 60%, and of which 75% of deaths are due to severe head injuries. Proper use of a bicycle helmet means that 90% of you have prevented unnecessary brain damage. So choose a quality helmet with clear origin and right size.

  1. Size of the bike frame

How to find out the exact size of the bike’s frame you should sit on the seat, the foot touch the ground and do not need to use outrigger. the distance from the upper part of the frame to the thigh should be 1-2 inch for road bikes and at least 2inch for mountain bikes. The steering wheel should be 1inch lower than the seat you sit on.

  1. Suitable saddle size

A small saddle on a road bike can be uncomfortable for many people, especially women. You have to choose a saddle that fits your butt. There are a few special designs of saddle on the market, with inserted Gel layers to reduce pressure and friction, which can also be an animal skin. The position where you sit on the saddle for pedaling is also important: in the final rotation when stretching the longest leg, your knee should only be slightly bent to provide enough elasticity for the next rotation. If the stride is too straight or the legs are too curved, it will make you very tired and in the long-term it will not be good for the pillow. The seat should be adjusted to ensure the most comfortable sitting position for you.

  1. Comfortable clothes

If you have to ride on a long road, find good pants. They should not too tight unless they may irritate the skin. For more safety, you should choose specialized bike pants without seams at the bottom and especially with pads for draining sweat and reducing pain in the buttocks due to long time sitting.

 

Top simple guides for cycling beginners (part 1)

It  take not very long time to fully involve in cycling and its culture – even you ride to work on a daily basis, handle a sportive or pedal on a race number year around. It is easy to understand that you will raise a number of questions and stumbling blocks during your first year of cycling. Even people who have been riding a decades will sometimes find themselves stumped. We couldn’t give you a full answer to every question in one guide, so instead, we’ve give out our top tips.

1) Choose your suitable bike

You should buy a bike at a local shop because the bike there will fit you, make you feel comfortable, give you a free guarantee service, and the shop will easy to help you out with your problems. In doing so, it will save you money in the long run.

If you do not know what bike style fit you most, think about an endurance focused road bike. if you want to travel off-road, you should choose a cyclocross, gravel bike or adventure road. Also, a hybrid bike is suitable if you feel afraid of dropping handlebars. And an aluminum race bike could be an option for the goal of racing.

2) Make sure you’re comfortable on your bike

Cyclists adjust their bike to fit them and make them feel comfortable even those who professional and have been riding for decades. Some riders tweak their bike based on individual factors and goals for their best performance.

For avoiding injury and riding in comfort, all riders can apply some basic guidelines such as finding optimum saddle height by putting your heel at its furthest away point on the pedal. You should keep your leg straight,  so as to gaining a slight bend when you clip in. When you ride on the top you need a slight bend in your elbows, making sure that the reach is right when the hub’s front wheel under the handlebars disappears from view.