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Remember S.L.A.P. when Wheeling

Skater and cyclist racing from Beancross Hotel Restaurant, Polmont

COVID19 Edition


Stay Safe

  • Control your speed
  • Always wear properly fitting, undamaged protective gear - helmet, wrist protection etc
  • Master the basics - moving, stopping and turning
  • Always check your equipment before starting

Stay Legal

  • Obey all shared path regulations.
  • Know your legal obligations when wheeling
  • Consider taking out insurance
  • Obey the Highway Code when on public roads

Stay Alert

  • Listen out for bells and calls from others behind
  • Scan ahead for obsticles and trip hazards
  • Don't wheel when tired or after taking alcohol
  • Look out for dogs, children and other path users

Stay Polite

  • Stay on the left pass on the right - announce your intentions by saying, “Passing on your right!”
  • Always leave the distance definded by current guidance when in groups or passing others
  • Don't spit! This can be transferred by wheels to other objects and hands
  • Only arrange to meet in public places, don't use private premises unless you have prior permission

We consider these to be the basics when wheeling outdoors. We would also recommend knowing everyone's ability and planning the route accordingly beforehand, carrying a first aid kit, tools and spare parts. Prepare for all eventualities to prevent a long walk back or a trip to A&E.

Remember to Have Fun and stay within the COVID19 regulations 😊