Cyclist body careRecommended chaffing creams, first aid kits, pain relief gels, massage guns and more for your London to Paris bike ride
Looking after your body is the number one priority when training and during your London to Paris cycle ride.
Regular cleaning and maintenance of your bike, making sure you are wearing cycling clothes that ensures you are easily visible to other road users and installing and using bike lights so you can see and be seen at all times, day or night. These are all necessary considerations for your L2P bike ride, but so too is looking after your body.
Your body will be put under increasing pressure as you train and complete your London to Paris cycle ride. It’s therefore important to take care of it as best you can.
One of the most common challenges for long-distance cyclists is chaffing. If left untreated it came become really painful or at worse infected. Investing in some chamois / anti-chafing cream is definitely recommended.
Unfortunately, incidents happen on any bicycle ride, so carrying a first aid kit with you is a must. Aches and pains also come and go so having pain relief in the form of gels and massage guns to use after a ride can really help keep you on target through your training and during the ride.
If you develop a serious injury or are already carrying one then please seek professional advice.
Many cyclists struggle with their knees, so having a decent knee support on hand to help reduce the pressure could also be a good idea.
We’ve pulled together some highly rated and recommended anti-chaffing cream for cyclists, first aid kits, pain relief gels, knee supports and massage guns that could be a perfect fit for your training and on the London to Paris cycle ride itself.
Some recommended anti-chafing chamois creams for your training and on your London to Paris cycle ride:
First aid kits
Some recommended portable and lightweight first aid cleaning kits for cyclists to take with you during your training and on your London to Paris cycle ride:
Muscle pain relief gels
Some recommended muscle pain relief gels for cyclists to help manage muscle discomfort during your training and on your London to Paris cycle ride:
Some recommended knee supports for cyclists to help keep you in your best condition during training and on your London to Paris cycle ride:
Some recommended massage guns for cyclists to help keep you in your best condition during training and on your London to Paris cycle ride:
Essential L2P Kit
Here is a list of essential cycling equipment for any London to Paris bike ride (we assume you already have a bike):
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