Staying safe on two wheels
Checklist before setting off
- Tell another person where you are going.
- Read the weather forecast (check the risk of thunderstorms).
- Check your bike (brakes, tyres, gears, etc.)
Things to take with you
- Rucksack or bike bag
- Puncture repair kit or spare innertube as well as mini-pump and mini-tool
- First aid kit
- Helmet, windproof and waterproof clothing, spare cycling top
- Food and drink
- Emergency money
- Mobile phone
Rules to observe when mountainbiking
- Stay on the marked trail at all times.
- Use maps and guidebooks to plan your ride.
- Do not leave the path – short-cuts damage the environment and can be dangerous.
- Ride carefully – adjust your speed to your ability – if in doubt, ride slowly.
- Hikers always have right of way over mountainbikers.
- Respect the environment – take your rubbish with you and avoid unnecessary noise.
- Be careful of forestry work – read warning signs and follow any advice given.
- Always close gates behind you.
- Avoid riding in darkness (animals, hunters).
- Always help other riders who are injured.
- Never ride without a helmet.
- Do not drink and ride – alcohol reduces your ability to concentrate.
- Make sure your bike is fitted with a bell.
- Mountain rescue 140
- Police 133
- European emergency number 112
- Ambulance 144
- Fire brigade 122
|GREEN - TREKKING||Flat tarmac and gravel roads|
|BLUE - EASY||Tarmac and gravel roads with gentle uphill sections (max. 250 vertical metres of climbing)|
|RED - INTERMEDIATE||Tarmac and gravel roads with intermediate uphill sections (max. 900 vertical metres of climbing)|
|BLACK - ADVANCED||Generally gravel roads with up to 1400 vertical metres of climbing|
|BLACK DIAMOND - EXPERT||Long sections of singletrail with over 1400 vertical metres of climbing|