July 7th, 2014
It’s that time of year when we are blessed with a small window of opportunity to go out cycling in the sunshine!
The 2014 Tour de France has kicked off in earnest and we are gripped in the midst of a cycling frenzy. It has been reported that more than one million cycling enthusiasts have lined the route to watch this infamous test of strength and stamina and to hold their breaths as the peloton passes by in a blink of an eye. Even the young royals; William, Harry and Kate have deemed it popular enough to attend the Grand Depart and crowds are expected to swell to enormous numbers as the peloton gets closer to London.
Yes, cycling fever has well and truly gripped the UK and there are numerous cycling events going on around the country taking advantage of this surge in interest and celebrating the joy of two wheels including local bike rides, cycling festivals and charity events. Many people will be inspired to get back on their bikes this summer and so it is important to remember some key safety advice:
It is recommended that you should get your bike serviced at your local bike shop (sometimes a free service depending on retailer) and ensure you wear suitable cycling gear. July is the time for pulling on a short-sleeved jersey, working the Tour rider’s tan, and expressing your inner cyclist.