When you’ve arrived at one of the UK’s best motorhome sites, you’ll often be spoilt for choice as to where to go and explore first. Whether you’re heading to a forest trail to get close to nature or want to take in some stunning coastal views, there are always wonderful places to discover. An increasingly popular way of getting round will be taking to two wheels – but a key part of making the most of your experience will be taking the right cycling accessories on tour with you.
We’re sharing our pick of some standout cycling products to take on tour with you that will help you to explore in a safe way.
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RC500 Hi-vis waterproof cycling jacket – neon yellow
Making sure you can cycle safely is a key part of a stress-free experience when you take to two wheels. That’s where this useful jacket from Decathlon comes in – it will help to keep you visible, regardless of the weather and the conditions.
It’s also waterproof and we like that it comes with a couple of useful pockets too, perfect for putting any essentials in. We also like the freedom of movement it offers, allowing you to explore your surrounding safely and helping you to stand out on any grey days.
Garmin Edge 1030 Plus
If you’re looking for a way to take your cycling to the next level, this could be the best motorhome gadget for you. Something we really like with the Garmin product is that it’s capable of directing you back to where you started from – especially useful if you lose track of where you are. A good battery is another essential criteria and this GPS computer certainly provides that – it can last for up to 24 hours.
The product is packed full of further useful features, including suggested rides, based on your current workload. You can also gain valuable insight into how your body is getting on with your rides, from tracking VO2 max to finding out whether or not you’re training productively.
We reviewed the GoCycle G4 last year and we thought it was an impressive bike when we saw it. Sitting on 20-inch wheels and having wide tyres, it can be folded compactly and we also thought it provides an enjoyable ride when we tested it. A USB port can be found in the handlebars – we like this touch, it’s useful for directly charging a phone from the bike’s battery.
You also have the option of downloading the GoCycle app too – you can then attach your phone to the handlebars by using the built-in straps and you get what is akin to a built-in dashboard.
Review: GoCycle G4
GIRO cycling helmet
A high-vis jacket will be one crucial part of staying safe when you’re cycling on tour – another crucial element will be taking a helmet with you. You’ll want one that provides comfort and protection – and this smart helmet ticks both boxes.
Coming with a reflective rear decal to help you stand out, it’s quick and easy to put on and will provide some valuable peace of mind when you’re hitting the cycle trail.
Halfords Advanced 1600 Lumen Front Bike Light
Even if you have the right high-vis gear, a light is a handy addition to take on your bike ride with you, not only letting people know you’re coming but also helping you to see the path ahead of you. This one from Halfords comes with eight different modes, and can reach up to 1600 lumens, allowing you to light up even the darkest of routes.
A touch we really like is that it can be used to charge your phone too, thanks to the USB port, a useful addition if you’re using an app like Strava to track your ride.
Oakley Jawbreaker Photochromic Sunglasses
Automatically adjusting based on the conditions, these glasses are ideal for cycling, so you can stay on the road. We like that they can provide an uninterrupted field of vision and a secure yet comfortable fit, while they also have ports to ensure air can flow too.
dhb Waterproof Cycling Gloves
Even during the summer months, you can be out on a bike ride and suddenly find yourselves caught in a downpour. That’s why we like these waterproof gloves from dhb. They’re ideal for keeping your hands dry on wet days, while the presence of a fleece lining will help to keep you warm on any brisk summer days.
We like the presence of silicone grippers on both the index and middle finger too – they’re perfect for shining and braking. Visibility is also taken into account, with the added reflective details further helping you to stand out.
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