Prep for a full day in the saddle

Prep for a full day in the saddle

This is a sponsored article, brought to you in association with the British Heart Foundation. If you’ve set your sights on tackling a big ride this year — like one of the British Heart Foundation events — but are only used to quick blasts around local trails, it’ll help to be prepared for the different effort levels and general riding experience awaiting you. So, in collaboration with MBUK ’s resident Big Ride expert Max Darkins, we’ve got some pre-big-ride hints and tips to make things easier and more enjoyable ahead of the big day. Pre-ride checks and set up A big day in the saddle is tougher on bike and body, so considered bike set-up and checks are crucial. On top of the usual pre-ride checks (tyres, spokes, gears, etc.) ensure there’s enough life left in your brake pads. Check the chain’s condition. A chain checker is a cheap, simple ...

Read on Bike Radar


More Like This

Card image cap

Handle your big ride day

View
Card image cap

7 essential road cycling skills

View
Card image cap

21 top tips for first-time sportive riders

View
Card image cap

How to check for chain wear: The easy way, the best way, and why

View
Card image cap

30 great benefits of cycling

View
Card image cap

11spd: This week’s best new bikes and gear

View
Card image cap

Tips for riding with inexperienced cyclists

View
Card image cap

Best Cyber Monday deals for cyclists on Amazon | Save on lights, tools, smartwatches, chamois cream and more

View
Card image cap

Training plan: 2 months to maximum cycling fitness

View
Card image cap

Training plan: Two months to maximum cycling fitness

View