If you ride any kind of bicycle the odds are that you are going to have a crash of some kind. If you ride a mountain bike it is a full on certainty that you are going to have a crash at some point (probably in the next 24 hrs).
As ever in these situations we turn to our favourite bike vlogger Seth (of Seths Bike Hacks). The video above shows you the 5 steps to bailing out of a bike crash and below we have listed the steps for you with some grabs from the video, the grabs wont teach you anything so you should basically just watch the video.
How to bail out of a mountain bike crash
Know that you can always improve your predicament
Totally Disregard your bike – (you can buy a new bike but new knees are not so readily available)
Practice dismounting in a hurry
If you are going over the bars – do it feet first (not as easy as Seth makes it look)
When you hit the ground – tuck and roll
You can find more of Seths stuff here.