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When you ride your bike on the road, it is important that your bike is roadworthy. When is a bike roadworthy and how can you check? Let's find out together with Mio.

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A Roadworthy Bike exercise

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  • What should you first check to make sure a bike is ready to ride?

    Hints

    What should you check the tyres for?

    What should you check the screws for?

    Solution

    Before you ride you should:

    • check the wheels of the bike to make sure the screws are on tightly.
    • check that the tyres have enough air and tread.

  • Which parts of a bike can help you to ride safely in the dark?

    Hints

    At night, a bike needs to have more light so the rider can be seen.

    At night, bike wheels need more light to be seen clearly.

    Solution

    The lights and reflectors are parts of a bike that help you ride safely at night.

  • Is this bike roadworthy?

    Hints

    A roadworthy bike has tyres with enough tread and air. Is this bike roadworthy?

    A roadworthy bike has all working lights to ride safely at night. Is this bike roadworthy?

    Is there somewhere to sit on this bike?

    Solution

    This bike is not roadworthy because it is missing a saddle, a tail light and it has a flat tyre.

  • What are the parts of a roadworthy bike?

    Hints

    This part of the bike helps you steer the bike while moving.

    This part of the bike helps you stop the bike from moving.

    Solution

    A roadworthy bike must have these parts to make it safe to ride:

    • A bicycle chain that does not sag so that the bike rides well.
    • Front and back brakes to stop the bike from moving.
    • Headlights and tail lights to see and be seen in the dark.
    • Pedals to make the bike move.
    • A saddle to sit on.
    • Handlebars to steer the bike.

  • Is this bike roadworthy?

    Hints

    A bell is an important safety feature on a bike.

    Wheels need to have enough air and tread.

    Reflector lights are an important safety feature of a bike.

    This bike is roadworthy because no parts are missing and the tyres have air.

    Solution

    Roadworthy Bike

    • bell
    • reflector lights

    Not Roadworthy Bike

    • missing saddle
    • flat tyre

  • What parts of a bike work together to make it move?

    Hints

    Wheels rotate so the bike can move forwards and backwards.

    The brakes stop the bike from moving so you do not hit anything.

    There are three parts that work together to make the bike move.

    Solution

    The parts of a bike that work together to make it move are the wheels, bicycle chain and pedals.