Preparing for your cycle

Preparing for your cycle is essential to keep you safe and comfortable during the event; we’ve compiled some pointers to prepare you for the big day.

Bike basics

  1. Ensure your bike is clean - this way you can see if there is any damaged equipment.
  2. Ensure your gears and brakes are in working order. Worn parts should be replaced.
  3. Never use new equipment for the first time at an important event – always try things out first.
  4. Give your bike a good once-over the day before your event – a short test ride should shake free problems that might spoil your day.

Essential kit list

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Jersey
  • Shorts
  • Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Arm and Leg warmers
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Water bottles
  • Energy gels/powders/food etc
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Spare tubes
  • Pocket tools
  • Cycle computer
  • Sun block
  • Mobile phone
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