Cycling Safer For Women

Men tend to take more chances

Helmets and other safety equipment will help, but your gender may play a bigger role in cycling safety. Research at University of Toronto and University of British Columbia has found that 76 per cent of youths and adults hospitalized due to biking injuries are men. Researchers found women cyclists take fewer risks –
are less likely to ride on major city streets that don’t have reserved bike lanes; also ride at a slower speed.