Welcome to Tour de Lough Corrib Cycling Tips for the weekend!
The countdown is on with less than one month to go until the 23rd annual Tour de Lough Corrib charity cycle in aid of Croi. For the next four weeks we’re going to share some cycling tips to help you get prepped for Sunday 4th June.
As they say “safety first!” – Week 1’s cycling tips is all about safety. .Your safety is most important, so be sure practice safety at all times when on your bike!
1. Wear a Helmet
This is absolutely essential. Wearing a helmet can save your life in an accident. So whether you’re new to cycling or a professional, anything can happen so ensure you’re protected. Ensure your helmet is of good quality, the correct size and fastened properly when riding.
NOTE: All cyclists participating in the Tour de Lough Corrib cycle must be wearing a helmet to be permitted to join the event.
2. Check your Bike
Before setting off on a long cycle it’s important to give your bike a once over. Your brakes are vitally important so be sure to test them and ensure they’re in working order. Check your tires for air and look out for possible punctures and finally test your gears to ensure they’re also working correctly.
Finally if you’re new to cycling it’s vital to have your bike correctly set up, so be sure your saddle, handle bars and frame are suitable for your size. This will make a significant difference and make cycling must easier on long distances.
NOTE: We recommend that all cyclist participating in the Tour de Lough Corrib cycle have their bike serviced before taking part in the event.
3. Stay Hydrated
When setting out on a long cycle it’s important you have plenty of H2O with you. Bring a bottle of water with you so you’re never left short. There will be refreshment stops along the Tour de Lough Corrib route so you’ll have an opportunity to fill up your bottle at these stops.
The 23rd annual Tour de Lough Corrib takes place Sunday 10th June 2018. Register HERE.