Those of you who cycle in urban areas well provisioned with public toilets don’t need to read any further, and can move on to the next post. If by chance you’re in the habit of venturing further afield, read on.
The increasing emphasis on hydration during physical exercise means that every so often your system needs relief. Recently a senior official of one of our regional bodies passed a group of cyclists who were being rather visible in addressing this issue. The result was a flurry of emails about what a poor look for cyclists this was.
In France there is a certain tradition among racing cyclists relating to this but we anglo-saxons are more reserved, so if you find that you can’t make it to the next convenience, or convenient cafe, please use the ubiquitous bush cover of the New Zealand landscape to preserve the decorum of the cycling scenery.