It’s cold, dark and wet outside and often motivation can be a little on the low side this festive season where getting out the door to train can seem more that a chore than an actual hobby!
There’s always one that’s difficult to buy for. So they’re into cycling, but what do you get them?! To help you out we’ve pulled together a list of Christmas Gift Ideas to suit each budget.
Riding a Bike in the Cold
We have pulled together seven top winter tips to help you enjoy riding your Ribble in the depths of the cold season. Afterall there should be no reason not to ride this winter.
The day of Vélo Birmingham is getting closer and hopefully you’re feeling confident about covering the 100 mile ride distance comfortably.
If you’ve done a decent amount of training and are looking to be fresh and rested for the ride then you really need to ‘taper’ as the day of the ride approaches.
Keeping your bike clean and well lubricated will ensure it runs smoothly, quietly and correctly and should save you money in the long run by lessening wear and tear on the drivetrain components in particular.
Never is caring for your bike more important than in poor weather and when you’ve ridden through rain or particularly dirty or dusty conditions, but it should become part of your routine all year round. If you leave dirt to build-up on your bike parts can wear out much quicker and other issues can go unnoticed.