HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE LIGHTS

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We have all been in situations where poor visibility has led to bad ride days or even worse. These situations can be better handled with appropriate lighting solutions. However, there are a few parameters to consider before you shop around for lights. Read on to understand how we at BOTS choose lights. TYPES OF CYCLING LIGHTS A well-lit bike is …

GROUP RIDE ETIQUETTE FOR BEGINNER CYCLISTS

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Just brought home a new bike and looking to deep dive into the wonderful world of cycling? For starters, take your bike outside a few times and enjoy riding around the neighbourhood. Get to know your bike better and also get comfortable with braking and using gears. Next, google/discover and sign up with bike clubs, communities or bike shops in …

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TOP FIVE REASONS TO WEAR CYCLING GLOVES – BEGINNERS GUIDE

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With most sport, being well attired for the sport is a great way to start. Looking the part not only enhances safety, comfort and the overall experience but also makes you immediately look professional, lending you a great psychological win! From experience, we’ve noticed that culturally, most Indian’s prefer to see some commitment to the activity, wait to get relatively …

EVENT REPORT – THONNUR TRI 2017

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A triathlon race comprises of three sports – Swimming, Bicycling and Running. Exciting to race 1 sport? Imagine three of them together! Triathlon as a sport is relatively new in India but seems to be fast gaining popularity. We currently have multiple Triathlon events in India with some level of international participation in some of the bigger ones like the …

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TOP 5 NUTRITION AND HYDRATION TIPS FOR BEGINNER CYCLISTS

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We all love to ride our bikes right! If a 5km ride was so much much, a 50km ride must be ten times as much fun – that’s only if we get our fueling right. Hydration and Nutrition are two important things that we need to take care of to ensure we enjoy our riding. Here are 5 tips from …

HOW TO CHOOSE A HELMET

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choosing a right helmet is very essential for cyclist’s safety. Be it an occasional rider or a rider at performance level. A good helmet must provide a balance between fit, comfort, and ventilation. Here are few things to look for before choosing the helmet. KNOW WHICH TYPE SUITS YOU Bicycle helmets come in different types like leisure ride helmet, road …

HELLO FROM RUPERT LAWRENCE FERNANDES

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I am Rupert Lawrence Fernandes, a Software Engineer by degree and a passionate cyclist. Worked as a Software Engineer at SAP Labs and Hindustan Unilever Limited. After working with SAP Labs, I continued to work with an NGO – Association of people for disability as a mathematics and dance teacher for the betterment of differently abled kids for 2 years, …

SEPTEMBER CYCLING EVENTS IN BANGALORE

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We’re nurturing our events page (bumsonthesaddle.com/events) to track and share all cycling events and rides in Bangalore to ensure riding miles are even simpler to achieve. Keen to have your event shared with the Bangalore cycling community? Let us know! As a cyclist, completing your first 100km ride is always an exciting achievement. We’re super excited about the BOTS100 and …