Understanding the roads after a storm

Hurricane Ophelia may have passed from Ireland’s shores, but it’s effects will still be seen for the next few days.

There’s a lot of debris on the roads, including bits of fallen tree, particularly at the side of roads where cyclists often ride.

It’s going to be hazardous, so I’d advise everyone to take it easy. Look out for fallen twigs and branches from trees, and other debris that’s been blown around like stones. Also be suspicious of piles of leaves that may be covering debris or potholes.

It only takes something quite small to cause a puncture or knock you off your bike.

If it’s raining, be aware that drains may be blocked, and fallen leaves can be slippy.

We can be sure that cycle paths will probably be the last areas to be cleared of any hazards, so be careful for the next few days.

Richard Bloomfield

Richard is the founder of Dublin Bike Blog. He commutes to work every day by bike, come rain or shine, on his Dutch city bike. You can read more from Richard on his blog richardbloomfield.ie.

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