So kite buggying is just about sitting back in your seat and cruising along eh? Not quite. You’re in a heavy buggy with a month’s worth of gear strapped to it, and all the power to get you moving has to be channelled through your arms and legs to drive the buggy along.
Even though we’ll be using harnesses to take as much of the pull as possible on the long runs, we’re doing some training to strengthen our backs, including pull ups and rows.
This is aside from the fact that we have only just started to learn how to kite buggy with just a month to go! So we are doing a lot of training controlling the kites in a variety of conditions so we can try and pick up the skills to avoid getting hurt. We have spoken to experts in the sport and got lessons from Kevin at SB kites which has been invaluable.
When the wind is fails (even with the stats as good as they are in August there will still be some days like this), or when the wind is too strong, or when there are too many obstacles to buggy safely, we’ll need to drag the buggies and all our gear using shoulder tow lines from BuggyBags.co.uk.So a good amount of cardio fitness will come in useful too.
Better get back to the gym then…!