We know cycling is good for our physical health. We know that getting out and about also boosts our mental wellbeing. Many of us have really fond memories of biking as children and teenagers. When was the last time you were on a bike? Today I am sharing 5 ways to get back into cycling to improve fitness, make friends or perhaps just get a little headspace.
Get back into cycling with others
Cycling may feel a little daunting to do on your own. Ask friends, family and colleagues if they would like to join you. The British Cycling Association runs various group rides including ones for women only if that appeals to you. Group rides result in new friends as well as that vital boost to your health.
Sign up for a challenge
You could set personal targets for your return to cycling perhaps saying how far you will travel or how many times a week you will get on your bike. It can also be very motivating to take part in a charity ride raising vital funds for good causes.
Get the right equipment
If you are serious about returning to cycling, you should consider what equipment will suit your current needs best. If you have balance or mobility issues, cycling is still possible if you consider things like Adult Tricycles from Jorvik. Also make sure you consider your personal safety and wear high-visibility clothing and a helmet.
Incorporate cycling into every day
It is possible to make cycling part of your everyday life. It certainly makes for a more pleasant commute than standing on a crowded train or being stuck in a traffic jam. Make your cycling fit your individual circumstances and it can become a daily habit.
As you become a more advanced cyclist, you can investigate new biking adventures. Mountain biking is relatively well known but have you heard of things like para-cycling?
Do you have any great ideas for cycling trips?
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