Once you’ve purchased your new bike and are planning to go on your first biking trip. Everybody’s first question is… What to take on a biking trip? There are many essentials as well as some optional things that could be useful. First things first, after learning the hard way and having to push my bike 3Km with a flat tire. You should always take a tire repair kit. Ones like this one on amazon will come in handy a long the way. Although there are more expensive ones available. Carrying that small kit will save the pain of having to push your bike all the way home.
What to take on a biking trip essentials
Bike Repair kit
Taking a bike repair kit will save yourself the pain of as said previously going walking your bike home instead of riding it. Bike repair kits can be picked up at most local retailers for a small amount of money. Even if you’ve never used one before, they are fairly easy to use (it’s just like applying a plaster) cover the wound and pump the tyre back up. Which brings us onto the second biking trip essential.
A small hand pump should be carried just in case the unfortunate happens. Small hand pumps can once again be found at most sporting retailers as well as online and are fairly inexpensive.
Just in case you love your biking trip that much and end up being out on your biking trip until dark. It’s always worth equiping your bike with some LED lights both front and rear ones. To keep you safe if you end up being out in the dark, it can save your life.
Biking is a physical activity and therefore will make you dehydrated quickly. Make sure you have enough water on you for your entire trip. It’s recommended that you drink 2 to 3 large gulps of fluid every 15 to 20 minutes when cycling. Even more in the summer months when the heat is really baring down on you. Don’t get caught out and make sure you have enough fluid on you.
Although not essential it’s important to take some time of device allowing you to contact people in case you get injured during your bike ride. It only takes a bird to fly in front of you to make you fall off your bike causing an injury. Which leads us on to the next essential… A First Aid Kit.
First Aid Kit
A first aid kit is extremely useful for any cuts you may get if you fall off your bike. You don’t want to be riding home with blood all down your arm or leg with a cut that hasn’t been cleaned and bandaged up properly. Put yourself first and make sure you are equipped with the right first aid kit for your journey.
Finally it’s always important to have some form of payment on you. Whether that’s cash or a card or even Apple or Android pay on your phone. Being able to buy food and drinks if necessary is always a good thing to do, and not having to worry about being hungry or thirsty on your trip.
That’s our list of top essential things you should take on your next biking trip.
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