Just purchased my first road bike a couple of weeks ago. My goal is to ride the full leg of the mutual community challenge next year - not sure if thats a bit adventurous, but willing to put the time in to achieve it - so will be hitting roads solo and on as many group rides as I can. I havent done any road cycling before - apart from a group ride last saturday - and have a quick question.
I'm curious at to what is the correct procedure when wanting to turn right at traffic lights. I have looked at the cycling information on the transport sa website, and they talk about doing "hook turns". Are these the legal requirement, or is it ok to use the turn right lanes? I can imagine the hook turns would be safer in certain situations, but would also add plenty of time to a ride.
Thanks in advance