Club News – January 18th

Quick comments

Slim chance of rain Sat am, looks to brighten up a bit on Sunday. So nothing to get in the way of another weekend of riding…
Quick safety request, if you haven’t done so already, can you just check your emergency contact details on BC are updated please.
Great reports back on using the BC rotation method last week, keep it up, definitely adds to the enjoyment of a bike ride.
Gordon

General

It’s officially cold outside, at this time of year we can all make a couple of changes that can keep ourselves and our ride companions a little safer and comfortable.

Clothing: Wear layers, it’s more effective and can more easily be removed if the temperature increases during the ride. Wear bright colours which ideally will be club kit, Bring a gilet or similar if there’s a possibility of rain.

Bikes: Your bike must be fitted with a good fully charged and working rear light. Mudguards are necessary at this time of year, a minimum of a rear mudguard, no ass savers please..offenders will be named and shamed !

Tyres: PLEASE use suitable heavier tyres for winter conditions and check your tyres for flints, glass etc before the ride.

ICE tags or Road ID: Please make sure you have a prominently displayed ID tag with emergency numbers in case of a road incident. Please also ensure your BC membership page is updated with an emergency contact.

Garmin route loading: Please make every effort to preload the route you intend to ride.
If you are like me always pressed for time to connect your device to your PC, then I recommend using DynamicWatch, an app that syncs to your Garmin and pulls in GPX files from remote sites like the MS share we use. Quick and easy.
https://dynamic.watch

Gordon