As the warmer weather approaches and the sun starts to shine, it's time to dust off your bike and get ready for the cycling season. But before you hit the road, it's important to make sure your bike is in top shape and that you're properly equipped for a safe and stylish ride. Fortunately, we have put together a list of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your cycling season.
- Spring Cleaning: Start the season off right by thoroughly cleaning your bike. Use a suitable cleaning agent to spray the frame and wheels and let it sit for 10-20 minutes. Then use a brush or cloth to wipe away dirt and grime. You'll be amazed at how much cleaner your bike looks and feels.
- Security Check: Safety is more important than anything else when cycling, so take your bike to the workshop for a safety check before you hit the road. Alternatively, if you're a DIY type, turn your bike upside down and check the tire pressure, profile, and chain function. Don't forget to check the screws, pedals, and brakes too.
- Dress for Success: Be prepared for any weather by following the onion principle and layering your clothing. And don't forget the most important accessory of all: the Hövding airbag bicycle helmet. With a variety of fashionable covers available, you can express your personal style while staying safe on the road.
- Get Creative with a Basket: Whether you're heading to work or just out for a coffee, a basket on the front of your handlebars or luggage rack is a great way to stow your gear safely. But why settle for a boring wire basket? Get creative and make your own using old wine crates, wire netting, or even self-made wooden crates. Add some outdoor lights, waterproof fabric, or flowers for an extra touch of style.
- Stay Alert: With more people out on the roads and bike paths, staying alert and practicing anticipatory driving is important. And with the Hövding, you'll have extra protection in an accident. Hövding's unique airbag technology deploys in just 0.1 seconds, protecting your head and neck from serious injury. The emergency app can automatically send text messages to your contacts with your coordinates in an emergency.
Following these tips and tricks will make you confident and stylish on your bike this season. So get out there and enjoy the fresh air and freedom cycling offers!