Ooh, blimey. Friday the 13th today. Mind how you go. No cycling under ladders, no cycling on the cracks in the pavement, no cycling out through a different door from the one you came in.
I know they're only old superstitions, but better be safe, just in case, specially today. Perhaps we need a 93-page cycling manual, like the one produced for police bikers and widely ridiculed yesterday.
Instead, here's the Real Cycling round-up of the Top Ten Safety Tips for unlucky days.
• If you can't hear the traffic, it can't hurt you: turn the iPod to full volume • Helmets prevent accidents, so if you wear one, you don't need to cycle as carefully • Red lights may indicate areas of prostitution and low personal safety. Best cycle straight past them • Make eye contact with drivers before changing lanes - it helps them identify the body afterwards • When making hand signals at night, think from the driver's point of view: with dark gloves on, the number of fingers you're sticking up might not be clear • Never cycle onto a pavement from the road - the kerb can buckle your wheel. Get onto it via a dropped kerb, or dismount and remount • Late at night, watch out for drunks and clubbers. They often know where the best parties are • Cycle lanes are wide, safe, obstruction-free and continuous, so always use them • Bus and taxi drivers are professionals, so you can rely on them to drive safely • Pigs make excellent pilots