What are Cycling Holidays?
Want to combine travel, a love of the outdoors and exercise? Well there’s no better way than a cycling holiday. Cycling holidays are a great way to travel without the costs of petrol, and they are a fun and exciting way to discover both places far and near. Why not consider a “Staycation” which is a vacation near home, but using your road bike as a way to get there?
Tips for Cycling Holidays:
1) Choose a Good Bike:
You’re probably going to be on your bike for decent lengths of time, so ensure that it’s comfortable, sturdy and efficient. You don’t want to be biking for 100 miles on a ‘cruiser’, that would just be a form of torture. The best option is probably a road bike, depending on the roads you’ll be biking on. Check out Leisure Lakes Bikes for some great options.
2) Pack Light
Pack as light as you can so it’ll be easier to peddle. There’s nothing worse than bringing too much stuff… you know, except for being responsible for moving it around. Packing light can make a big difference to how much you enjoy your cycling holiday, so go as light as possible. Remember clothes can always be washed and you probably don’t need as many lotions as you think.
3) Prepare for the Worst
Bring a puncture repair kit, bring something for colder weather even if the forecast is for blistering sunshine (yes, I realise this goes against “packing light” but you don’t want to be caught out in the freezing cold, with only a bike to shelter you.
4) Bring a Camera
Cycling holidays can be a lot of fun so bring your camera and make the most of it. If you can, consider buying a GoPro or borrowing one off a friend. It’s a great way to record your trip and you can mount the camera to your helmet or to your handlebars for an interesting perspective.
Cycling holidays can be a lot of fun, but make sure you follow these tips to ensure you have a fantastic time.