Given how infectious the novel coronavirus is, many are concerned about whether cycling is a safe option. Cycling can help in various ways, so it is no wonder that many wish to take it up. While it is difficult to maintain social distancing on busy roads, especially in big cities, cycling still remains a fairly low-risk activity.
Ride solo or in a small group
Cyclists should bike in open areas either alone or with people they trust. This is a way to curb the spread of the virus and protecting yourself and others around you. Indoor spaces like gyms are hotspots for infection but riding in the open can help in similar ways. Additionally, contrary to popular belief, wearing a mask does not hamper your ability to breathe so ensure that you are abiding by the rules set by your city or country.
Avoid riding when you’re sick
Covid is spread via respiratory droplets so there is a high chance of catching the virus this way. If you are feeling unwell and have a cough or cold, stay at home as you could give the virus to passers-by. It is important to remember that we have a duty to protect not only ourselves but for others as well.
It can be tempting to go for a quick ride but always check what the social distancing rules are and follow them. Cycling can help boost your immune system and mental health but only when you are hundred percent sure that you are not a hazard to public safety.