Cycling is one of the best sports in the world. You can cycle indoors or outdoors, alone or in a bike club, and you will always get a fantastic workout. To ensure that you get the best out of your training and riding, you need the best gear.
There are many types and makes of bicycles to choose from. Every cyclist will choose the right fit based on their body type, height, special needs, budget, and purpose for riding.
A helmet is important because it might save your life if you are involved in an accident. The helmet will protect your head and face and possibly decrease the chances of fatal injury.
Water is non-negotiable when you go for a ride, no matter the distance. Your bike will need a rack or cage for your water bottle. It is also wise to have more than one bottle of water.
The trip snacks
Snacks are important when you go on long-distance rides or train hard. Your body only stores enough energy for approximately 90 minutes of training. You will need snacks like protein bars and gels as well as a pouch or saddle bag to store them in.
The eye protective gear
Sunglasses are necessary to protect your eyes from the sun, but also bugs, dust, and the wind. It is difficult to ride a bike when you can’t keep your eyes open.
Padded shorts are a must to improve comfort on your saddle as well as your back. A cycling jersey and gloves are also needed. Gloves help for grip and act as protection. If you are serious about cycling, you should consider buying proper cycling shoes. You may need to keep the type of pedals on your bike in mind when buying shoes.
The repair kit
Inevitably, there will be a flat tire somewhere along the line. Always keep a repair kit with spare tubes, a patch kit, and a basic toolkit with you when you go for a ride. Also, keep a pump in your kit.
The first-aid kit
Hopefully, you will rarely need to use it, but it is much better to have it than not. Keep basics like pain killers, wound dressings, band-aids, burn dressings, and rehydration powders in the kit.
Consider a saddle bag or other storage attachment where you can keep a sweater, cell phone, medical information, and other extra items you may need. These basic items will get you started on your cycling journey. You can leave out and add items as you become more experienced and know exactly what you need while riding.