What to bring on your cycle ride
What should I bring?
If you are bringing your own bike, please ensure that it has been recently maintained, with working brakes and fully inflated tyres. Bring your spare inner tube and puncture repair kit, if you have one.
As with any outdoor activity, cycling has risks. We ask all our participants to respect their own safety and the safety of all the other members of the group.
What should I wear?
As well as a cycle helmet, cyclists often like to wear gloves to protect their hands or keep them warm, though these are not strictly necessary. Padded cycling shorts can also add a level (or layer!) of comfort, but again are not necessary.
You are advised to wear protective footwear and clothing- shoes which cover the feet and clothing which can protect you from the elements or against abrasions. Avoid any belts, ties or strings that could get caught in chains or spokes. You may find it useful to bring a ruck-sack to carry any spare clothing that you may want to bring with you in case it rains- or take off if you get too hot and a drink to quench your thirst during the cycle.
Not all our rides have cafes just where we’d want them- so ask where the café is on your ride!
We will provide cycle helmets should you not have your own and our policy is that all riders should wear helmets while on our rides.