- Cycling has seriously boomed over the last year. It seems as though everyone wants a piece of the action.
This does also mean that a lot of beginners are out on the roads which seems rightly terrifying. However, everyone was once a beginner. Luckily for you, these are the 5 tips i wish someone would have told me when i started off.
1. Understand basic cycling maintenance:
Just the basics. How to fix a puncture, adjust your seat height and clean/lube your cycle. It's really simple and the sooner you learn it, the better. I know it seems daunting at first, I didn't learn it myself for half a year. Don't do what i did.
2. Getting a comfortable riding position:
This is a big one. Watch a few YouTube tutorials to learn the basics (I've linked a few). Only by changing your saddle height and position, you can find a relatively comfortable position. Do this the day you get your bike and tweak it as and when required.
Bike Fit Videos:
3. Carry enough water:
If you live in a hot climate, this one is especially applicable to you. Carry more water than you think you'll need. You never know what happens. If thats not possible, always know where you can buy water from on your regular routes.
4. Join a group:
A group will help you ease into this fairly mechanical sport and make your life simpler. Not only that, riding in a group is as safe as it comes. Find a group nearby which ride at timings convenient to you and at speeds you ride at.
Remember, you are on the roads. There are bigger faster vehicles around you and you need to make sure you are as safe as you can get. No one else will do that for you.
00:32 Understand Cycling Maintenance
01:06 Get a Comfortable Riding Position
02:11 Join a Group
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