Basic Safety

Here are four basic bicycling tips

Cycle safety checklist

Before we start a ride, quick test on a bicycle : A- Air ,B- Brakes, C - Chain & crank.

  • Make sure that your bike is the right size and that it is correctly adjusted to suit you.
  • A bicycle fitted rightly to your height will be more comfortable and easier to manage.
  • Ask the team at Cycling Zens to help you pick the correct bicycle size.
  • Ensure your bicycle is in good working order by periodically doing the ABC Quick Check.

“A” = Air. Check the sidewall of the tire and inflate tires to the rated pressure as indicated on the sidewall. 

“B” = Brakes and cables should be in good condition. See if you can reach the brake levers comfortably, then squeeze them for cable tightness.

“C” = Chain. Always check that the chain is clean and lubricated. 

Quick: Check your quick release skewers on your wheels. Make sure they are tight enough to keep your wheels on.

Check: Take a quick ride to check if derailleurs and brakes are working properly. 

Protect Yourself

Properly-fitted helmets protect against a potentially life-threatening injury to the head. By law, when riding on a public road, bicycle riders under 18 years of age must wear a bicycle helmet.

Wear your helmet per manufacturer directions.


Be Visible and Alert

Even if you follow all traffic rules, the possibility of a collision is still present.

  • Be prepared to brake for vehicles waiting at stop signs, in driveways, or parking spaces.
  • Be prepared to take evasive action on vehicles that have just passed you, and you may turn right.
  • Use hand signals to warn traffic around you before making turns or changing lanes.

Ride in a Safe Lane Position

Ride in the same direction as traffic so that you are more visible to drivers entering roads or changing lanes in the following scenarios:

  • Passing a vehicle or a bicycle.
  • Preparing to turn right at the intersection.
  • If the lane is too narrow for a bicycle,
  • When you approach the right turn.
  • If there is a one-way road with two or more lanes.

Included with every bike rental:

Bike lock
GPS-Guided audio tour *Add-on
Basket/bike bag *Add-on

Condition and purpose

Use and care of Equipment

The Client acknowledges and agrees that they have inspected the Equipment, and that the Equipment is in good condition and suitable for the intended use.

The safety of the Client and others

Cycling involves Risks. The Client agrees that despite such Risks the Client wants to
participate in the holiday and/or hire and use the Equipment, and accepts sole responsibility for: (a) the Equipment; and (b) the safety of the Client and others.

Late returns will be charged

The Client will take proper and reasonable care of the Equipment during the Hire Period, and will return it in good order and condition to Cycling Zens by 19:00h on the return date specified in the Contract, unless otherwise agreed by Cycling Zens. Late returns will be charged a daily hire rate until returned, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Competent to use the Equipment

The Client warrants that all persons who will use the Equipment are competent to use the Equipment, will use the Equipment in the manner it was designed to be used, will follow any directions from Bike Breaks relating to the use and safety of the Equipment, and will comply with all laws and obligations in relation to the use and control of the Equipment.
No modifications to Equipment.

The Client will not change or modify the Equipment

The Client will not change or modify the Equipment without Bike Kona’s agreement. If the Client changes or modifies the Equipment without Bike Breaks’s agreement, such changes or modifications will be considered damage, and clause 7) will apply.
Damage or loss

Responsible for any damage

The Client is solely responsible for any damage to, or loss of, the Equipment during the Hire Period. The Client will notify Cycling Zens immediately if the Equipment is damaged or lost, and will follow all reasonable instructions of Cycling Zens in relation to such damaged or lost Equipment.

In the case of damage

In the case of damage to the Equipment (excluding reasonable wear and tear, and any damage to inner tubes), however caused, the Client will be responsible for and will pay Cycling Zens for the full cost of all repairs, including the cost of replacing any damaged parts and any labour to restore the Equipment to the condition it was in at the commencement of the Hire Period. For the avoidance of doubt, Cycling Zens has the sole right to reasonably determine: (a) whether the Equipment has been damaged during the Hire Period; (b) whether such damage is beyond reasonable wear and tear; (c) the extent of such damage; and (d) the full cost of the repairs required.

In the case of loss

In the case of loss of the Equipment, however caused, the Client will be responsible for and will pay Cycling Zens for the full cost to Cycling Zens of replacing such Equipment.

Lost revenue

In addition to the costs set out in clauses 7) and 8), the Client will be responsible for and will indemnify Cycling Zens for any loss of revenue suffered by Cycling Zens due to the unavailability of the Equipment for hire due to damage or loss. The costs for lost revenue will not exceed the equivalent of 7 days hire of the Equipment at the prevailing hire rates.


  • Bookings for rental only require full payment at the time of booking. A secure online payment system is available for payment.
  • Cycling Zens accepts payments via cash, UPI, or bank transfer for all other bookings
  • Additionally, the client agrees to pay: (a) any and all applicable tax and other government taxes or duties; and (b) any bank charges related to money transfers.
  • Cycling Zens reserves the right to cancel, amend, or modify the client's reservation at its sole discretion. This is if the client fails to pay the total price at least 30 days before the start date.
  • Payment in full or in part of the total price (including payment by credit card) implies acceptance of the T&C.

     Changes to Bookings/Cancellation

  • If the service is unavailable during the Hire Period for reasons outside of Cycling Zens' control (for example, theft, a fire, an earthquake, or damage from an earlier contract), Cycling Zens will use its best efforts to provide the Client with an alternative.
  • In the case of early returns, late pickups, no shows, or change of mind, no refund will be given.