Last minute tips for a perfect cycle tour

Picture the perfect cycle tour. A bright blue sky above you, an inspiring landscape around you and one mountain following the last as you sit in the saddle. Oh! Suddenly,  you hear a hissing sound and you’ve got a flat tyre! What do you do? A repair kit and a bicycle pump would be the solution right now. Scenario two: You are captivated by the idyllic landscape surrounding you, you are in a trance, and bang! You kiss the asphalt. A first aid kid would come in handy, but unfortunately you don’t have one.

To ensure you are well equipped for your next bike ride, we have summarised our top tips for you. That’s the way you’ll never find yourself in trouble again!

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Short and sweet: SOS tips for a smooth cycle tour

Check your bike before the tour! A bike alone is often not enough for a smooth ride. Not only the tyre pressure and chain should be checked, but also the accessories. In addition to well-padded cycling trousers for more comfort in the saddle, the right helmet, gloves and glasses are also important. You should always wear glasses to protect your eyes from glaring sunlight and unwanted insects.

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Emergency kit and enough liquids

The most important item: An emergency kit with repair kit and bike pump should always be carried by a well-organised cyclist. It is best to read our instructions on how to replace or mend a bike tyre tube yourself in case of an accident. Nowadays, a long break away from mobile phones is inconceivable. Therefore, mount a smartphone holder onto the handlebars. So you’ll always have your phone at hand and, if necessary, you can also view the route.

In addition a water bottle should be within reach. It is best to mount the bottle holder in the wheel frame. Here are a few more tips for cycling in the heat.

Tip: If space allows, attach two bottle holders at the same time.

 

First Aid Kit

First-aid kit

A top tip to ensure you’re prepared for emergencies is to carry a first aid kid. Small lacerations, blisters or abrasions can then be treated quickly.

To keep energy levels up, also pack a snack pack. Pack high-fibre foods and possibly a banana. This will prevent muscle spasms and fatigue.

 

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Take a look at the route and weather forecast in advance

Once you have checked your bike and packed the essentials, you are almost set. Before you set off, however, you should be familiar with the route and weather forecast. Done? Perfect! Then quickly pack your rain jacket in your backpack, just in case, and of you go on your cycle tour.

For e-bike lovers: do you cycle with support? Then make sure your e-bike battery is charged and find out if there are charging stations along the route. Click here for more interesting e-bike facts.

So that you are even safer on two wheels, read the seven best safety tips for cycling.

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