When you first start your ride, check your front and rear brakes.
Best to check them while you’re moving slowly just after you move off, and check your front and rear brakes independent of each other.
Do this as soon as you can and before you HAVE to use them – ideally before you turn out of your own road, or even driveway if you are able.
You don’t want to be coming up to a junction or queue or traffic, need to apply the brakes and find that your hand closes on a limp leaver, or that your foot break has just stopped working.
Thanks to Pete Hillier for this rider tip!