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Tips For Beginner Cyclists



New to the world of cycling? It can be daunting to start cycling as a new hobby, especially if you do not have a huge amount of experience on two wheels. While it might seem intimidating with so much to know about, you will find that it is a friendly and supportive community and one of the best forms of exercise that there is. Cycling is a great way to build up your fitness, it can do wonders for your mental health, and it allows you to discover new places and enjoy being surrounded by nature. Read on for a few tips for beginners, which will hopefully help you to get started and enjoying these perks straight away.


Find Somewhere Quiet To Practice


First, to build confidence on a bike, you will want to find somewhere quiet to practice. Ideally, this will be somewhere flat and with little traffic around so that you can simply get used to being on two-wheels, pedaling, steering, and doing other basic maneuvers, and once you have built up this confidence,you can then start to cycle in busier areas and on the roads.


Buy A High-Quality Bike


In order to get the most out of cycling, you need to have a high-quality bike. Liv womens mountain bikes from Cycle Solutions are bikes that are designed for women by women focusing on fit, form, and function. You can find some excellent entry-level bikes for affordable prices, which will be a great way to get started and make sure that you feel comfortable on your bike.


Invest In The Right Gear


In addition to the bike, you will also need to invest in the right gear, and quality is important here. This will include items such as:


Bike lights
Padded cycling shorts
A base layer
Waterproof jacket
Cycling shoes


Avoid Doing Too Much Too Soon


The most common mistake that new cyclists make is doing too much too soon. It is easy to see why people do this as cycling can be such a fun and rewarding activity, but it is easy to overdo it, and you can easily end up feeling achy, injured, or fatigued if you overdo it. This is why you need to gradually build up your fitness and follow a training plan if you have goals that you are working towards. You also need to make sure that you get adequate recovery, including taking rest days, stretching, and leading a healthy lifestyle.


Join A Cycling Club


As mentioned in the intro, there is a terrific cycling community and joining a club is a great way to meet new people, get some tips, and enjoy group rides. Cycling can be both a solo and group hobby, so it provides the best of both worlds, but many people enjoy the social aspect of cycling, which can be a major perk.


Cycling can be daunting to get started with, but it is a superb hobby and one which can improve your overall happiness and wellbeing.