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Email: hola@easycyclingsitges.com    Phone: +34 658 02 52 42

HEALTH & SAFETY

To guarantee a great experience during our excursions for all our clients, please, read and act upon the following guidelines.

EASY CYCLING SITGES TOURS

We do our up-most to keep you safe during all our tours. However, you are the one who is riding a bicycle on public roads.

For your own safety ride based on your own confidence and experience level. It’s not a race and if you don’t feel confident that you are able to manage an upcoming section, just stop and either push the bike through that section or wait for our support vehicle in the back which will give you a lift to the next safe stop from where you will be able to continue the ride happily.

Please, listen carefully to the safety instruction of our guides.

What to bring?

  • Closed shoes or sandals with a heel strap. FlipFlops and high heels are not acceptable.
  • Your travel insurance information. We try our up-most to keep you safe on the road, however, you are riding on public roads– ride safely and carefully. If you follow our safety instructions incidents are rare, but can’t be eradicated completely.
  • photo ID or at least a copy of it as by law you’ve to carry one on you all the time here in Spain.
  • Any medication you might need during the bike ride. Please, let the guides know about any health conditions or allergies BEFORE the ride.
  • During the winter months, we recommend bringing a jumper and gloves. However, we provide as well extra layers, gloves, beanies, and scarfs during the bike ride to keep you warm.
  • Our vehicles have locally made snacks for your purchase but if you think you are going to be hungry, you are more than welcome to bring a packed lunch with you.  We provide plenty of natural spring water during the ride.

Our bikes

Our bikes are standard mountain bikes and cater for nearly all cycling abilities. They are maintained frequently to guarantee that you are able to cycle downhill safely.

  • Brakes: The rear brake is on the RIGHT hand side – We recommend to have at least two fingers of your right hand all the time on the lever of your back (right) brake to make sure that you pull the right brake first.
  • Gears: Again, it’s a downhill ride or on the flat, you don’t need to change gears very often. Use mainly your right hand to change gears. Pressing the lever under the handlebar with your thumb makes it easier to pedal. Pulling the lever above the handlebar with your indicator makes it harder to pedal. The gears on the left will be set onto the correct sprocket which doesn’t need to be changed during the whole ride.
  • All bikes are fitted with a stand. If you don’t ride your bike park it on the side of the road on the stand. Remember as well before you start riding your bike to put the stand up again.
  • All bikes are labeled with a number and a letter. This combination identifies your bicycle for the day. Keep this combination in mind as we are loading the bikes a few times to shuttle you uphill and unload them again at the top.

Bicycle DO’s:

  • Do cycle at a speed which suits you.
  • Get to know your bicycle for the day. You will have time to have a wee ride and test your bike.
  • Mention any noise or problem with your bicycle for the day immediately to our guides. Don’t put up with it. During the ride stop immediately on the right hand side of the road and wait for our support vehicle. We can either fix the problem directly or provide you with one of our spare bicycles on the trailer so that you are able to continue the ride.
  • If another cyclist points out to you that there might be something wrong with your bicycle listen to him/her and stop immediately as well.

Bicycle DON’Ts:

  • Don’t skid. A short moment of fun can destroy your day. If your bicycle gets damaged due to skidding, your bicycle will go back on the trailer and you will end the day as a passenger in our minibus.
  • Don’t change anything on the bicycle – brakes, gear changes etc.. All amendments of the bicycles HAVE to be done by one of our guides. If you’ve changed something on your bicycle which leads to an accident it’s purely your responsibility.

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