Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Reviving the bicycle for health

The humble bicycle could be a key to our long-term survival — in terms of health, environment and economics. CAP’s research shows that reviving bicycle use here would benefit both the nation and the people. Here’s the evidence for health.

Bicycle safety tips

Join the league of the environment-conscious, and save your petrol money, by using pedal power (i.e. bicycle) instead of a four-wheeler.

But don't forget to take precautions before you start your journey. First of all, make sure your bicycle is structurally sound and in good condition.

Are the brakes working properly? Check too that the reflectors are clean and are not warped, and adequately reflect light. Is the handlebar grip secure? Is the seat of proper height and secure?