The days are getting longer and the sun is starting to shine more. This means only one thing….spring is just around the corner. It also means that cycling outside is a more realistic option. We thought we’d share some useful tips on making that transition onto the road this spring….
- Bike Fit – think about getting a professional bike fit. After months or even years of training, you become fitter and more flexible, which means the way you sit on the bike might also change. A proper bike fit will make you a more efficient cyclist, and you are less likely to feel sore on the bike.
- Bike Service – Definitely take your bike to your local bike shop for a tune up. This will ensure that your bike is running in tip top condition, and it will save you money in the long run as parts definitely last longer on a well-tuned, well cared for bike!
- Clothing – even though the days are starting to get longer and warmer, you should still be prepared for cool weather. Layering is ideal. Always wear a base layer, and think about carrying or starting out in arm warmers, leg warmers and a gilet – all of these items can be taken off during a ride. Check out https://www.sub4.com.au/products/cycling-accessories/ for some great cycling accessories.
- Have a goal – having a goal, no matter how big or small is always a great motivator. The change of seasons also means more events to think about! Why not take part in Amy’s Gran Fondo – a wonderful opportunity to ride the Great Ocean Road on fully closed roads. More information can be found at http://amysgranfondo.org.au/
Happy cycling from the Sub4 team.