How to Prepare for a Cycling Race

Cycling races are very exciting. It attracts a lot of attention from the community as well. If you are thinking of participating in a cycle race, then you must prepare for it.

Make a schedule

You should make a schedule for cycling before the race. For example, you can choose to go every morning for an hour or two. Just make sure that you maintain the routine till the race day.

Go for group riding

Try to go for group rides. If you are a member of a cycling club, then it’s not a problem for you to go cycling with others. Group riding will keep you motivated, and you will be able to improve your cycling skills as well.

Familiarise yourself with the course

You should get familiarised with the course. Most race organisers share a map of the route before the race. So, you can use that to check out the course. That way you will know whether the place will be plain or hilly.

Check your bike

You should check your bicycle before the race. It is better to take the bicycle to a mechanic and see if everything is alright. Check whether the brakes are functioning well, or the tires have full air, for example.

Get your gear

You should decide what to wear on race day. You can get a cycling top and bib shorts. You should also wear gloves, a helmet, a pair of good shoes, and socks.

The day before the ride, go easy. Don’t drain yourself by going on long rides. Have a good night’s sleep and eat a proper breakfast before the race. This way you will be well prepared for the race.

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