Once you have ensured that your bike is working well, it is important to familiarise yourself with the route. While the route will be well marked out, you should know where you are on the course and what is ahead of you. It is important to keep in mind any sections that may be dangerous. Some things to look out for on the course map are:
As well as knowing the course, make sure that you keep a close eye on the weather in the days leading up to the event.