In addition to the fact that cycling is a good alternative to athletes, cycling is also a good alternative to get to work or shops, if the current guidelines are taken in account. In this way, public transport can be avoided. Leisure cycling is a good way to keep moving and to get you mind off things. But it is important to think about the following guidelines when cycling:
Do not ride in a group
Keep a distance of 1.5 metres between
Try to avoid crowded points if possible.
If you have to wait at a traffic light, choose to wait one after the other and not side by side.
Wash your hands thoroughly after cycling, especially if you have touched surfaces such as traffic light buttons.
Do not take any risks that could lead to an accident. Medical care has a hard enough time as it is.
What else is on your mind and what you should be aware of
Knowing the reasons why cycling protects against corona is a helpful. But we also understand that there are other questions. We have compiled a number of questions and answers for you.
Can I still press the traffic light button?
There is still no definite answer to this question. Previous research has shown that the virus cannot survive for long outdoors and in sunlight. Of course there is a risk if someone coughs in front of you and then presses the button. Try to use your elbow if possible.
In any case, if you have pressed, try not to touch your face until you can wash your hands. (Source: Plusonline) Nevertheless, cycling is "hygienically safe", says Michael Barczok. Also because there is a "high level of protection for others" in case you are infected yourself.
Can I ride a bike with my partner?
You can ride a bicycle together with your partner. As long as you follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health. This means: keep your distance, wash your hands, cough or sneeze on the inside of your elbow and use paper tissues.
It is best to avoid going out on the street in large numbers.
Can I ride a rental bike outside?
You can use a rental bike, but you or someone else should clean the handlebars and saddle thoroughly before riding.
Can I ride a little on my bike with minor complaints?
With mild symptoms, you are more likely to infect others. That is why it is better to stay indoors.
What else can I/we do?
It is important that your health comes first and that we all work together to prevent the spread of this virus. Stay in touch with your friends through the phone and social media and support each other both practically and morally through this time.
Maybe you can go shopping by bike and bring food that is currently not available. This situation will not last indefinitely, and we can expect to be back on the road together by bike soon.
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