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SWISS TOURER

1 1/2 Day WORKSHOP

Duration: 3 x 3 1/2 hours

Why is this workshop a good investment?

 

This workshop is particularly attractive for people who struggle with electronic devices (cell phone, tablet). You will learn a lot about your equipment and gain confidence; know how to invest money your projects effectively. You will limit problems and increase efficiency. You will learn how to use at best your resources, achieve your targets while minimizing risks.

1. Help choosing the right equipment (before you leave home*)

 

√ Choose quality equipment specific to touring (it may give you better value for your money and proactively eliminate potential problems)

√ Tools that are essential to take on your trip

 

2. Bike and equipment how to;

 

√ Re-assemble your bike after it has been packed for transport

√ Adjust and personalize the set up of your bike to maximize efficiency and comfort (no sore bums, wrists, neck and knees)

√ Repair a puncture, change a tyre, adjust the brakes, replace your chain or a spoke and much more

√ Maintain and service your bike and other equipment along the journey

 

3. First Aid

 

√ Intervene appropriately in the case of an accident

√ Secure the accident location

√ How to treat common cycling injuries

√ Emergency contact numbers

 

4. Riding a touring bike, health and safety - 

 

√ How to ENJOY riding a loaded bike (on the flat its like a train; once launched you go forever!)

√ How to climb (a lot easier than you think) and descend with a loaded bike

√ Ride for various weather extremes.

√ Avoid muscle strains and injury

√ Ride safely in a large city and understand the local road rules

 

5. Nutrition how to; 

 

√ Eat the right food types/quantities required for touring 

√ Stay hydrated

√ Loose a few kilos on your way

 

6. Navigation how to; 

 

√ Use your smart phone or map effectively to find cycle-paths or quiet roads.

√ Plan your trip and build an achievable itinerary

√ Locate roads with little traffic

 

7. What are the potential risk and how to deal with them

 

Please note: Hazards can happen; abroad as much as at home. It is important to be aware of such risks and to act in a way to prevent them occuring so if something happens out of the blue its always good to know the best way to deal with a problem before it occurs.

 

√ Inform about the most common risks (scams, corruption, prostitution, theft, accident, etc)

√ How to prevent & avoid hazards

√ How to behave in a tricky situation

√ What not to do

√ Emergency phone numbers (hospital, embassy, etc)

√ Theft of wallet, credit card or passport; what to do, who to call

 

8. Ride along

 

√ 15-40km group ride to simulate a true cycle touring day (dependent on fitness level and conditions)