On a multi-day bike adventure like Thighs, having the right stuff (or avoiding the wrong stuff) gives you the best chance of staying safe and enjoying the ride.
You do NOT need the latest road bike and all the wizzy kit, but you do need to be on the right sort of bike and one that is safe, fits you and is in good working order.
We have put together this guide to help you figure out whether the kit you already own is Thighs-ready and to help you if you are thinking of getting some new bits and bobs.
It’s by no means exhaustive. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Leave enough time before the trip to give any new kit a thorough test ride. Halfway through Day 1 is not the best time to discover that your cycle shorts are rubbing you up the wrong way and your gears don’t work.
NOTE: This guide has been written for people relatively new to cycling and/or long distance bike riding. If you have done this sort of thing before, then you probably don’t need to read it all.
Also, these things are personal (and, in the case of the skimpy bike shorts, very personal) so it’s a rough guide for what would be right for most people, but not everyone.
In a word: use your loaf.