Darren Wing from Adelaide Mobile Bicycle Service gives us his top 5 pre-ride tips for Boileau Velo Coast to Coast.
If you’re riding in this year’s Boileau Velo Coast to Coast here are my 5 top DIY tips for getting you and your bike ready for the ride.
Check your tyres
Ensure your tyres are in good condition and inflated to the correct pressure – check the sidewall for the recommended pressure – and inflate to the high pressure for hard surface riding.
Lube your chain
Make sure your chain and drive line are lubricated – your local bike shop can help you to select an appropriate lube.
Get your bike checked by a mechanic
If your bike is making strange noises or feels different – get it checked out by your bike mechanic – early detection can save you a heap of money and the frustration of a breakdown.
Carry the appropriate spares for your bike – even if you don’t know how to fit them – chances are someone will stop and help you – cyclists are pretty cool like that.
Get the right gear
Wear the appropriate clothing for the ride you are doing – good quality riding knicks will stop a sore bum, a good quality helmet will save you in an accident, gloves help your hands by cushioning unwanted vibrations from the road surface and glasses protect your eyes from flying critters and other foreign objects. If you’re not sure have your bike serviced by a good bike mechanic and have peace of mind.
And most of all – ENJOY YOUR RIDE AND HAVE FUN.
PRE-RIDE SERVICING – Boileau Velo Coast 2 Coast
Book your bike in for a pre-ride service with any of the mechanics below to ensure it will perform as well as you! If possible they aim for a 24hr turnaround to get you out on the road quickly with little delay ** conditions apply.
Mention that you’re preparing for Boileau Velo Coast to Coast and they’ll give you 10% discount on the cost of a basic service and 10% discount on any parts or accessories.
BOOK YOUR BIKE IN EARLY – DON’T LEAVE IT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!
ADELAIDE MOBILE BICYCLE SERVICE ADELAIDE & SUBURBS – Mobile service Tel: 0466 343 885
MASTER CYCLE MECHANIC ADELAIDE & SUBURBS – Mobile service Tel: 0404 280 014
BICYCLE CAIRE GLENELG NORTH, SHANNON AVE Tel: 0430 104 637
OXYGEN CYCLES MCLAREN VALE, 143 MAIN ROAD Tel: 8323 7345