> Helmet is mandatory
> Puncture repair kit is mandatory
> Portable cycle pump
> All weather clothing
> Insect repellent
> Suntan lotion (yes.... the worst injury has been a sun burnt neck!)
> Mobile phone
TRAINING & PREPARATION
To successfully participate in the Five Ferry Challenge it is vital that participants are physically fit and well prepared for all changes in our unpredictable Scottish weather. Participants must be committed to undertake the necessary training and abide by the conditions of the event.
This is not for the starter/novice cyclist stretching 51 miles and some extremely steep climbs.
We have attached a downloadable 10 week training plan for the novice cyclist!
You bike must be serviced prior to the event and must be roadworthy. We can recommend the following :
Willy Bain Cycles Glasgow http://www.bicyclerepair.co.uk/
RT Cycles in Glengarnock http://www.cyclerepairman.co.uk/