Club News – January 31st
Brrrrr another cold one, looks like there’s a window at the weekend to squeeze out a few miles, so let’s get out there and reward ourselves with a hot caffeinated drink at Costas afterwards.
Link and summary of this weekends rides at the bottom of the page but please take a moment to read the road guidelines.
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. If you need an ICE tag, please come see me or Rob Jones at a pre ride meet.
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.