The pointless and selfish risk of riding with earphones during lockdown

Lockdown mindfulness could be undone by earphones
Lockdown traffic volumes might be low, but earphones are still distracting (Image credit: Aftershokz)

Going for your allowed daily lockdown escape ride is becoming the anchor of sanity for most cyclists during the coronavirus pandemic. But are you unnecessarily increasing risk, by attempting to isolate too much from a world seemingly gone mad?

As digital media has enabled the conveniently portable stowage and playback of huge music libraries and captivating podcasts, riders are more given plugging-in those wireless earphones than ever before.

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Lance Branquinho is a Namibian born media professional, with 15-years of experience in technology and engineering journalism covering anything with wheels. Being from Namibia, he knows a good gravel road when he sees one, and he has raced some of Africa’s best-known mountain bike stage races, such as Wines2Wales and Berg&Bush.