Are you planning to take a long-distance trip on your hybrid cycle? We understand that planning, and executing, a long-distance cycling trip is never easy, but if you’ve made up your mind, a few things can make your trip eventful and fulfilling while ensuring that you are in the best of health during the trip. Long-distance cycling trips need plenty of mental and practical planning and it is always a good idea to plan the journey and strategies beforehand for a smooth journey. So get your hybrid cycle ready, and follow these suggestions to get going:

1. The first thing to do is determine how long it will take for you to complete the proposed trip. If it is an extremely long trail, plan and schedule your breaks at strategic intervals. Also, plan on how much provisions you’ll carry on yourself and what can be purchased on the road. Reading the map thoroughly to get a fair idea of the route will also be great preparation. But do carry a map and GPS device which will come in handy in keeping you on the right course.

2. Even if you own the best hybrid bicycle in India, you can’t embark on a long-distance cycling trip without practice and training beforehand. For a few days before the actual journey, practice cycling for short distances on your hybrid bike and build up strength and resistance for the complete journey. Practice at least two-thirds of the distance you plan to cover in the day which will get you in shape physically as well as mentally for the actual trip.

3. Packing for the trip must be done right to ensure that you are adequately stocked up on provisions and don’t need to keep stopping along the way. Also, plan on how you will carry all the gear and provisions, including the water and your first aid kit. If your hybrid bike doesn’t have a pannier or a carrier, get the right saddlebag or carry case which can be easily mounted on the bike and doesn’t shift during the journey.

4. It is also important to keep a daily schedule of warming up and stretching for the trip. Visit a doctor if necessary and get a fitness check. Hydrate yourself thoroughly in the days before the trip and practice pedalling and shifting gears.

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