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SWISS TOURER

1 Day Workshop

Duration: 2 x 3 1/2 hours, max 6 participants

Why is this workshop a good investment?

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 and save money along your journey.

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

 

√ Choose quality equipment specific to touring or bike packing (it may give you better value for your money)

√ 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

 

3. First Aid

 

√ Intervene appropriately in the case of an accident

√ Secure the accident location

√ How to treat common cycling injuries

√ Emergency contact numbers, first aid apps

 

4. Riding a touring bike 

 

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

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

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

 

5. 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 to occur 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 a wallet, credit card or passport; what to do, who to call

 

6. Ride along

 

√ 10 - 20km group ride to simulate a true cycle touring day (dependent on fitness level and conditions)