Just a reminder that the New to Tri spins will commence on Saturday, so hopefully we will see lots of new faces down at Chester Beatty's in Ashford at 10.00am. If you are a novice cyclist it is worth flicking through this post, Garry pulled together lots of useful information around Bike maintenance, riding in a group, what to wear, nutrition etc etc...
For some of our newer and possibly more shy Saturday Cyclists here is a freshly published video from GCN talking about group cycling and etiquette.
The most likely mechanical to stop you on your cycle will always be a puncture. They happen and such is life! Do you know what to do? Do you carry spares and can you use them?
If there is an appetite for a tutorial session I am happy to run through the road-side puncture repair ahead of next Saturday's cycle? Please say so here today or tomorrow if you would like to do a tyre repair at circa 9:30 in Ashford so I can ask Colm to include instructions on his Thursday routes post.
I notice that the guys in Global Cycling Network appear to have produced a series of videos aimed at the novice to group cycling. I posted their last vid which was a summary of common etiquette and general group cycling good manners tips in my last.
Here is an other one worth watching if you're new to group cycling. It covers a lot of stuff that is obvious as you watch the video but not stuff that always comes naturally to a novice.
As my Granny used to tell me, "knowledge is no weight to carry". It certainly won't burdon you to have a glance so enjoy this group riding and safety tips and avoiding hazards video:
Unfortunately I will miss the next two Saturday cycles so how about we assess the New to Tri group for interest and shoot for Nov 21st before the NTT group sets off? If there is interest I am happy to do a front and rear puncture repair demo.
Can I ask if the NTT group can chat about this and post up here please & thanks. Garry