Cycling can be done in many different ways. One can go on a short ride around the park, or there are those who commute to work on their bikes. But, there are also those for whom cycling is an everyday physical activity, so they set out to the great outdoors. And no matter which one of these types of cycling you prefer you should always have some sort of equipment with you that might help you in case an accident occurs.
By adding a simple saddlebag or wearing clothes like a vest or trousers with plenty of pockets, you can have enough space to pack up the most essential tools that you need for your cycling adventures. In this article, we’ll take a look at the most essential tools that all cyclists should carry with them.
First-aid kits come in different shapes and sizes. Make sure to always carry with you a small first-aid kit that contains some disinfectant or bandaids. This can help you a lot in case of an accident so you can help yourself until help comes along or in case of a minor cut to help you reach home safely. A first-aid kit of any kind is especially important for people who travel long distances by bike or for those who like to explore nature on two wheels.
Nowadays, everyone relies on their mobile phones for many things, so it’s natural that a cyclist should do the same. A smartphone can be used for many different things while cycling like determining the location or finding the best route. But it can also be used to call for help if you’re in need.
Since mobile phones are used by many to show us where to go or where we are, maps haven’t been used as much as they used to. However, every experienced cyclist knows that phones can sometimes malfunction or they can run out of battery. ANd this is where a map can come in handy. Always keep one in your bag, just in case.
Card or Cash
No matter what happens on the road, you can always help yourself if you have some money in you. Whether your bike must be fixed or you aren’t feeling well, with some money you can get a transport service that will help you. Even if you forget to pack some food, you can always get something to eat or a refreshing beverage.
Inner Tubes and Patches
You should always carry one spare tube because it can be hard to patch one up on the side of the road. You can always do that when you get back home. It’s important that your spare tube matches the one that you have on your bike.