Before a bike ride is important to make sure that both your bike and body are ready for the journey ahead. From planning ahead to making sure you have the right clothing, here are some tips to prepare for your next bike ride.
Prepare your bike
Be sure to check your bike is as ready as you are for the ride. This includes shaking that the tires are pumped, the breaks are working and that the chain is clean and engaged.
Plan your route
Make sure you know where you are going in order to pace yourself appropriately. If there is a long, steep incline towards the end of your ride, you need to make sure you still have enough juice in the tank to manage it.
Bring snacks and water
You need to keep your body fuelled up on a long cycle ride. Bring snacks such as an energy bar or a banana as well as some water to stay hydrated and to have the energy needed to power through the rest of your ride.
Dress the part
Your clothing when cycling is important for your safety. Wearing clothes that make you visible to make sure other road users can see you. It's also important to be dressed for the weather. Layer up and if it's cold and have something waterproof in case the weather decides to turn on you. Don’t forget you can always jazz up your outfit with a good pair of socks.
Our cycling socks here at STRIDIES were specially designed for maximum comfort when cycling. Comfit Arch along with Seam3Toe and Dymo-Air technologies mean they are loaded with tech and perfect for those long days in the saddle. Not only that, but whenever we sell a pair of socks we donate a pair to homeless shelters across the UK, meaning that buying socks from us does not only help you set a new personal best, but it helps those in need too!