Spring cycling is almost here!

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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….

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

2016-08-19T08:30:04+10:00 0 Comments

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