Hassle-Free Summer Riding

Preparing for Long Days on the Saddle

The summer is nearly upon us, bringing lighter nights and long days in the saddle. It’s the perfect time to fully enjoy the freedom and exhilaration that going for a ride offers.

All those winter miles on the bike are about to pay off as you embark on your summer rides & events. Whether you’re planning long weekend excursions, tackling challenging routes, or just enjoying casual evening rides, preparation is key to making the most of your cycling adventures.

With years of experience offering technical support for cycling events across the country, we have prepared a comprehensive pre-ride checklist for you to run through to ensure your rides go without a hitch. Here is a pre-ride checklist to tick off before hitting the road:

Your Pre-Ride Checklist

Bonus points

  • Maps and GPS: Make sure you plan your route in advance and use a GPS device or a smartphone app to stay on track.
  • Weather Check: Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Be prepared for sudden changes in weather conditions.

It’s important to recognise that your local bike shop is here to help you, whether you’re new to cycling or an experienced rider. If there are items that you need, pop in and see if they can help before jumping online. They can provide valuable advice, perform maintenance, and offer specialised gear tailored to your needs.

By following this checklist, you can ensure that your summer rides are smooth, enjoyable, and safe. Remember, a well-prepared cyclist is a happy cyclist. So get your bike ready, plan your routes, and hit the road with confidence. Happy cycling!