Posts tagged ‘Mountain Biker’

Both headgear and insurance need to protect the mountain biker from the unexpected!

You might be a top mountain biker well prepared for every eventuality on the road  - but are you prepared for a vicious attack from a jumping animal from the side. This was the scenario captured on camera which is becoming a hit on YouTube.

Mountain Biker, Evan van der Spuy of Team Jeep South Africa got taken out by a Red Hartebees at a mountain bike race at Albert Falls Dam. Check out the crazy footage which was taken by team mate Travis Walker on his GoPro Camera.

This video also emphasizes the importance of the phrase ATGATT  - All the Gear All The Time! Always wear your protective gear  - the unexpected might happen!!

On the Arrive Alive website there are 2 sections well worth of your attention:

Jaco Lups on a Training Ride

Jaco Lups on a Training Ride

Cycling safely on South African roads and mountain bike trails

Cycling Safety Suggestions for South African Conditions

Also view:

Mountain biking community warned to be alert of counterfeiters targeting cyclists

Mountain bikers warned to be alert to the threat of bike jacking in South Africa