As we begin to unwrap our precious bikes from what seems and ever increasing winter period, pulling off dust covers to behold the shiny objects in all their glory, we begin to check and replace fluids and other serviceable parts ready for the season ahead. We spent some quality time ensuring our bikes are fit and ready for the curves ahead. But...
Do we really spend enough time preparing ourselves as riders? Do we just think “I’ll take it easy for a few miles”? Should we really be doing more to prepare our own selves for the season ahead? Perhaps it’s something we really need to put more time and effort into, you may all be thinking, it’s fine I haven’t crashed yet. But what about if and when you do? Better to be prepared than look back in hindsight wishing you’d just done something a little differently.
With that in mind, there is plenty of great courses available to re-hone those skills and brush up on knowledge. We all will find something to learn and take away from all these courses even if you think you won’t.
Why not look into courses in your local area? There’s (in the U.K.) R.O.S.P.A, I.A.M, BIKESAFE to name just a few. You could even go to your local bike instructor and ask them to assess you and give you pointers as to things your missing out...How many of us forget a couple of lifesavers or have poor road positioning after a long spell off the bike?