Getting Back to Riding After a Bicycle AccidentPosted on April 25, 2015
When you have been injured in a bicycling accident, getting back to riding can be a scary experience. When you are thinking about getting on your bike again, you need to be confident and comfortable. Cyclist at Law understands that it can be a difficult process to start riding again. Here are a few good tips to getting back in the saddle.
Take Your Time
Everyone is different in how they feel after an accident. Some want to hop right back on the seat; others need time to process what happened. There is no ‘right’ way to getting back to cycling. This also is dependent on how severe your injuries are and your mental state after the accident. Just remember that there is no rush, take your time and get back to it when you are ready.
Start Out Slow
There is no need to get back into cycling full force. It’s important to start out with easy enjoyable rides to get the feel for biking again. Then when you are ready, increase the difficulty. Jumping in too fast can increase the risk of re-injuring yourself.
Set Realistic Goals
It’s important to set realistic goals for yourself when just getting back to riding. Especially if you were injured, you may not be in the same shape you were. Everyday is a step towards getting back to where you would like to be.
Don’t Cycle Alone
Bring someone else along on your ride. They can provide support, encouragement, and make the ride a much less scary experience. It can be a much more enjoyable ride with a positive cycling partner.
If you were injured in a serious cycling accident, you need to speak to an attorney to receive full compensation. Call Cyclist at Law at 800-877-6188 to schedule a consultation today.