With the Giro d’Italia fever hitting the North Coast of Ireland and as we dust off our bikes and take to the roads in an effort to get in shape for summer and to be able to share in the celebrations and increased activities and events in the run up to the Giro arriving in Ireland from 9th to 11th May 2014, here are some things to think about before hopping on the saddle!
Watch out for chafing (which is irritation of the skin caused by repetitive friction). Chafing can occur with the repetitive friction of the saddle against your skin, and it also occurs during long distance running on places like the feet and under the arms. The solution is to put some anti-chafe balm on the areas which could be affected, before the exercise, be it running or cycling. Investing in a good pair of cycling bib shorts is money well spent and will make cycling a much more comfortable experience.
Don’t forget the helmet, and join in the Giro d’Italia experience this May in the Glens of Antrim.