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How to prepare for a cycling race

Bicycles: Size and fit are important, so visit a local bike shop to get the right sized bike for you. Also, repairs under warranty are easier with a locally purchases bike. No packing it up and shipping it.
Bicycles: Size and fit are important, so visit a local bike shop to get the right sized bike for you. Also, repairs under warranty are easier with a locally purchases bike. No packing it up and shipping it.

Before setting out for a cycling race make sure you are prepared. Use these tips to get you ready for your big race.

 

-          Check the weather forecast so you know exactly what to expect on race day.

 

-          The night before your race make sure you pack up everything you will need, including: shoes, helmet, clothes for after the race and towel.

 

-          Get your bike ready. Make sure the tires are in good condition and check your gears.

 

-          On the morning of the race, get up early and eat a good breakfast, including a lot of carbs.

 

-          Drink plenty of water.

 

-          Get the race site early to allow time to warm up before you need to report to the start line.

 

-          Have a back-up bottle of water ready to take with you on your bike.

 

-          Take a look at the course and make note of inclines and landmarks to help you establish where you are in the race.