Tool up appropriately. If you’re travelling with an organised training camp you are unlikely to need to take more tools or spares than you would on a normal day ride back home. However, if travelling as a group of friends it’s likely two things will happen — you will have 10 different track pumps or everyone will look around at each other’s deflated tyres before someone saying “I thought you were bringing the track pump..."

Act like you’re in a road race on the first ride. On every training camp someone will try to be the hero on the first day. Of course you will be excited but ensure your first day’s ride is just a leg stretch. Work up to a longer or more challenging ride in the middle of the week before backing off to shorter distances.