New cyclist from Vietnam

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Broski, 9 Dec 2017.

  1. ORrecumbent1

    ORrecumbent1 Active Member

    Location:
    Corvallis, OR
    Not from the UK but, welcome from the other side of the pond! Stay safe out there and always be vigilant.
     
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  2. Hi and :welcome:.

    Be careful out there, try to be visible and don't wear camouflage. I try to avoid busy roads wherever possible.
     
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  3. Thorn Sherpa

    Thorn Sherpa Senior Member

    Location:
    Doncaster
    Hi there :welcome: Illavego makes a very good point with visibility, hiviz clothes and clothing with reflective tape will help drivers spot you easier. I don't know where you are living or commuting to but try to find cycle paths or dedicated cycle lanes on the roads to help keep you safer. I've no doubt how daunting it must seem at first but when your use to the roads over here you'll enjoy riding and the people on this forum will help you with any questions or advice.
     
  4. furball

    furball Veteran

    Where in the UK are you? It is likely there will be people on this forum who know the area and know the best roads for cycling.
     
  5. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Welcome. Take a look at the Warmshowers website. It is a free accommodation resource for cycle tourists. It presents an opportunity to travel to other places in the U.K. (And the rest of world) and stay with friendly hosts. I have hosted for a few years and it has been great.
     
  6. Ticktockmy

    Ticktockmy Veteran

    Having ridden in Northern Vietnam a couple of times myself, if you can cycle through Hanoi, then British roads are a doddle.
     
  7. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I lived and worked in both the North and South of Vietnam for nearly 2 years and have cycled many miles on the roads. All you need to do here is to be aware of the cars and trucks but to be fair I think the car and truck drivers here are by far more dangerous to cyclists.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    Last edited: 19 Jan 2018
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