We all want to stay safe when cycling. The topic of rider safety is divided into the eight pages listed below that include information on what are the actual risks of cycling, how to equip your bike to be as safe as possible and how to try to avoid certain types of crashes.

Perceived risk levels are strongly influenced by how often people talk about an issue and how often it’s mentioned in the media, but media attention is a very poor proxy for objective risk levels. I’d therefore prefer to not write much about rider safety because doing so suggests that cycling is dangerous, which is certainly not true. However, because safety is an important topic, I’ve included a lot of information about it, but please don’t misinterpret this to mean that cycling is inherently dangerous.

Causes of Bike Crashes Causes & Types of Bike Crashes
Risk of Cycling Degree of Risk of Cycling & Doing Bikepacking Races
Active Lighting Active Lighting
Passive Lighting Passive Lighting
Safety Equipment Other Safety Equipment
Avoiding Bike Crashes Avoiding Bike Crashes
Sleep Deprivation Sleep Deprivation
Dealing With Animals Dealing With Animals While Cycling