Mountain Bike Tours in Thailand

For those that love to explore by Bike, cycle through the great out doors and see sights most tourists never see, then Thailand is home to a handful of reliable, trusty bike tour operators. Bike Tour operators can be found in Chang Mai, Bangkok and Phuket.

Some of these tours focus on road riding and road bikes covering great distances. Other tours are exclusively off road and down hill riding only. Some Mountain Bike Tour operators combine on and off road riding allowing the riders the thrill of single track as well as the enjoyment of discovering small villages away from the crowds. Short tours for those short on time, or wishing to fit many other activities in to their valuable Thailand vacation time are available. Longer tours for those with more time or more passion for biking are also on offer.

All inclusive packages providing English speaking local guides, hotel accommodations, meals and support vehicles make sure you get the most of your Cycling Adventure Tour in Thailand.

Often the Tours are so much more than Biking, the journey will also be a culinary exploration of Thailand the host country, sample the various dishes and discover while Thailand is known world wide for it cuisine. Historical sites are visited, other Adventure activities are often included in these Biking Adventure Tours including boat trips, kayaking in lake and rivers, visits to Thai temples and meeting the local people.

So regardless if your an occasional Cyclist, road rider, new or experienced Mountain Biker, Thailand and it’s Bike Tour operators have a tour suitable for you.

Cycle Shelters – An Introduction

Would you like to cycle to school or work more often?

If you do, is there a safe and dry area for you to park your bike?

If not, let me introduce you to the cycle shelter.

Statistics show that only 2% of children now cycle to school and most adults opt to either take their car or go by public transport.

Perhaps this is because of the bike facilities not being available or not being safe and secure enough for them to use bikes.

Cycle shelters solve the problem of having to lock your bikes to a lamppost or fence and with the many designs available, will keep it dry in the wet weather and more secure during your day.

The shelters, made from galvanised steel or wood, come in various designs and styles and can even be powder coated in various colours to co-ordinate with school colours.

They can be fitted around existing bike racks and are useful as waiting areas for parents/visitors.

They generally do not need planning permission and are an excellent safety and security feature of your school or place of work.

A recent survey showed that 43% of parents wanted to see an improvement of the bike facilities available for their children to take their bikes to school as it not only reduces traffic and pollution but improves fitness levels of the children and themselves if they bike with them.

You, your pupils, employees, and many other visitors will benefit greatly from a cycle shelter and enjoy getting fit at the same time!

Cycling Clothing – What to Wear

Having the right kind of gear, accessories and set-up for your bike ensures your safety and comfort while cycling. Indeed, it is an indispensable factor to have the right parts for your bike to ride at best efficiency. If you take your cycling hobby seriously and you practice your sport regularly, indeed, a good bike is your best investment.

However, if you are a serious biker, you ought to know and consider owning several pieces of cycling clothing as well. There are many reasons why you should own some. First, wearing a cycling clothing, somehow exudes to other people your determination and passion to maintain your hobby. In a way, once your mind and body is conditioned that you are a serious biker, you would face your cycling challenges and terrains with more energy and vigor. This should of course improve your biking ability and expertise.

Apart from this, owning cycling clothing ensures your safety and comfort during your ride. It grants safety because unlike other loose shirts which can easily and accidentally be attached or looped to the handles or other parts of the bike, cycling clothing, which are usually form-fitting, does not pose such danger. Additionally, loose shorts can pose to be hazard because of the material used – sometimes they lead you to easily slide off the bike seat or the length of some sorts to easily get caught by the pedals as you push. Most importantly, cycling clothing can allow “padding” especially by your behind so as such cushioning can serve you comfort even during long biking trips.