Cycling News and Notes
It’s important to make sure you have adequate insurance cover for your bike and belongings during the ride.
Some home insurance policies will cover your belognings while you're travelling, but most won’t and you don’t want to be left without adequate cover if the worst happens and your bike is stolen.
Watch out for the single item limit on some policies: although the total you can claim for lost or stolen property can be quite high, often you can’t claim more than £200 for one item. We know it’s a boring reminder, but it’s much better to be safe than sorry!
HIGH FIVE SPORTS NUTRITION
Thanks to High5 Sports Nutrition for supporting Hero Ride 2014. If you’re on one of our organised rides, High5 have ensured you’ll be fuelled and refreshed along the route with their ZERO electrolyte sports drink. We’ll also have ZERO tablets on hand when you arrive into Blackheath to reenergise you before the finale 10 miles ride
To help you get ready for June, we're delighted to announce a weekly Q&A session each Friday from 12am to 1pm on the H4H Cycling Facebook Page. Whether you're unsure about the best way to train, or you'd like some fundraising advice to help reach your total, we've got loads of experience and are happy to help!
In the meantime, read on for important information, training advice, and fundraising tips
BAE SYSTEMS SPONSOR HERO RIDE
We’re pleased to announce that BAE Systems Rochester is back on-board as our Hero Ride Supporting Partner for 2014.
“BAE Systems, Electronic Systems, Rochester is proud to be supporting the Hero Ride for the second consecutive year. As a global Defence, Aerospace and Security company we are committed to supporting the Armed Forces and their families, both nationally and in those communities close to us. The work that the Help for Heroes charity does is phenomenal and we are honoured to be able to help with this.” Emily Cheeseman, Communications Associate
TRANSPORTING YOUR BIKE
Travelling with your bike can be a bit of a hassle, but it’s often necessary in order to get to an event. The best way to make the entire process as painless as possible is to plan ahead. If you’re taking the train with your bike, always make sure to check with the service operator whether you need to book it on ahead of time. This is particularly crucial if you are travelling in a group as some services are only able to carry a limited number of bikes per train.
If travelling by car, you can either load your bike into the back, or purchase a bike rack. Loading your bike into a car can be relatively easy, just make sure you don’t damage any of the mechanical components! If you don’t think you’ll be able to fit the bike into the car, or if you transport it regularly, a bike rack can be a good option. Bike racks are available from most bike shops, but remember that some cars are designed only to accept racks designed by the manufacturer.