Sustainability and responsible travel is something every one of us cycling enthusiasts should care about, both at work and in our lives. And each of us cyclists should pay more attention to sustainability and responsibility in cycling. Every destination, every journey, every expense, every ride has an impact on the environment and the community, even if it is a Small garbage bags. So we have to treat it thoughtfully.
How that makes a better bike traveller, I think here's what you should know.
Think About What You're Bringing
Every cyclist is responsible for the environment, think about what is in the back pocket of your clothes, whether you took it home or left it where it should be. Your plastic packaging, your bottled water, your straws, these things are all over the place, waste management is a very important issue, and travelers have to go the extra mile to reduce plastic usage because there are no comfortable recycling bins on your trip Garbage can be thrown out. Bringing some reusable items to reject single-use plastic will be the biggest help.
Think About What You're Bringing Home
Many times we buy souvenirs to take home after a ride, which is a fun part of our trip and a testimony to sharing your adventures with your family. But when it comes to spending money, have you considered that what you are buying is legal enough and green enough. Souvenirs in many places are made of wood and special materials, which may be illegal materials such as coral, shells, and animal bones. You might be thinking that what you're buying might not cause much damage, but when more people are buying, then it's going to be a scary number.
Learn About Local Conditions
Many beginner travelers are not fully prepared when riding and start to travel in a hurry. There are all sorts of problems when it comes to actually starting to ride, such as lack of clean fresh water, lack of infrastructure, lack of places to sleep. So when you're happily preparing for your ride, it's a good idea to check the conditions of your route and the weather during your ride time, and be prepared with the facilities and resources you have.
Learn Some Languages and Eat and Drink locallyLanguages can be difficult, but learning a very basic language is very necessary. This way you can say hello even if you're stuck, please, thank you, much appreciated, I need help, etc., and show that you're approaching the person you're talking to in a friendly and disciplined manner.
Enjoying a local and dining experience is one of the most enjoyable parts of a traveler, and we can learn a lot from what's on the plate. It's a very nice part that we can kindly document its dining culture and how it's made.