There’s so much to consider when you’re embarking on an exciting cycling holiday adventure.
Ensuring you have everything you need for a cycling holiday can be pretty stressful. You find out that you need to pack a lot more than you usually would for any other vacation.
Whether you’re heading overseas to cycling the beautiful sights of Italy, or if you’re staying local to shred the trails of the UK, cycling holidays will have you debating whether to take your faithful steed, or whether you should hire a bike and try something new.
Fit for Purpose?
There is a number of pros and cons for taking your own or hiring a bike for your vacation. The first question is to ask yourself, “Is my bike up for the job?”.
Your bike needs to be fit for the style of riding you’re going to be doing. Whilst many of us will go on cycling holidays that suit our discipline, some of us may try something new, like passing up the big rig MTB for an urban city bike holiday. Having the wrong type of bike can lead to all sorts of complications, most notably, just being uncomfortable.
To take your own bike, it needs to be reliable and in good enough condition to withstand the miles you’ll be clocking up on it. Take time to service and thoroughly check your bike over to make sure there are no niggles and problems which could cause a serious issue on holiday.