Riding In the Heat and Understanding Heat-Related Illness
The hot days of summer are upon us, and it is important to be well prepared when riding in the heat.
- Make sure you are well hydrated before starting the ride.
- Have at least 2 water bottles with you (filled with water or energy drink).
- Have energy drinks or gels to replace electrolytes.
- Drink often, don’t wait until you are dry and thirsty.
- Sun screen – hot, warm or cool it is always important.
Beware of heat-related illness, not only if you are experiencing symptoms, but also if your riding partners are showing symptoms. Below is excellent information on heat related-illness, or view it online at TE Health Heat-Related-Illness.
This information is particularly important for ride leaders.
Sandy, Brad and Dave