In November this year the Sydney to the Gong Bike Ride is on again, raising awareness and funds for research into Multiple Sclerosis. Now in its 35th year, this event offers two distance lengths of 58km and 90km starting in Engadine and St Peters respectively. Taking in spectacular scenery along coastal roads and through the Royal National Park, the Sydney to Gong cycle event is a great way to spend time with friends, family or work colleagues and work together as a team to help support those suffering from MS. If this is your first venture into this epic cycling event, then here are a few things to think about pre and post ride.
Safety check - Give your bicycle a complete safety inspection. Check that the bike frame, seat and handlebars are all the correct size and height for you. Make sure that the bike chain, brakes, gears, wheels and tyres are in good working order and have no defects. A bell and reflectors are also necessary items, and don’t forget a correctly fitted helmet.
During and After the Event - As well as having your event day cycling kit ready, it’s important to think about how to your body will handle the ride and your recovery. Compression gear can be worn under your cycling kit to minimise muscle soreness and help your body heal. By compressing muscles and improving blood flow and hence oxygen delivery, exercise induced waste products such as lactic acid can be flushed out of the system faster, meaning less soreness in the following days.
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