On events like Pedalfest, we always have plenty of bikes available for test rides. With so many to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming finding the best one for you. Not to worry, we’ve got some top tips to help you make the most of your test ride.
It’s always a good idea to browse our website and get a rough idea of what you are looking for. You don’t have to get too specific and it’s not a bad idea to make a list of some that you are considering. We can’t stress enough how important an open-minded attitude is, we know it’s hard once you have your heart set on a particular style and It’s really good to have an idea of what you’re looking for but it’s always good to try other things as a comparison – particularly when you’re test riding an electric bike. There will be such a wide variety on show from Raleigh, Lapierre and Haibike.
We want your test ride to feel as natural as possible. We advise for you to bring along any accessories that you may use on your daily rides to make you feel at home on your potential future set of wheels! As well as this, you should also take time to adjust the bike to meet your requirements and if you don’t feel comfortable, ask a member of staff for some help adjusting. If you’re test riding a sportier bike such as those from our partner brands Lapierre and Haibike and you’re a keen cyclist you may also want to bring along your own pedals or specialist shoes so you can feel in the zone and get the most out of your test ride.
It sounds obvious but it’s so important to make sure you know everything you need to know about the bike(s) you are riding, especially if you are considering making a purchase. Our staff won’t bite! In fact, they are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and will gladly draw from their vast experience to make sure you find a bike that works for you.
This is the most important tip we can give you. We have so many exciting products that you can test ride and we know that you will have a blast riding them. So don’t get too bogged down too much if you are struggling to find your dream bike, just relax and have fun cycling.
If you don’t manage to find your next bike, do not fear! You can still arrange test rides local to you over at www.raleigh.co.uk