Road cycling can be intimidating, to say the least. But we’ve come up with a few simple tips that will help you get started in road cycling.
Get a bike – this sounds like a no-brainer. But with an overwhelming array of bikes available, it can be confusing to know which one to go for. A bike with dropped handlebars will help you to be more aerodynamic on the road, making you go faster. Chat with an expert at a cycling shop so you know what’s best for you.
Get the right gear – again, this seems obvious. To be taken seriously, looking the part is essential (Lycra, duh!). The right shorts and jersey will make your ride as comfortable as possible. And of course, you cannot forget a helmet – safety is our number 1 priority here at Cycle Bible and on our roads.
Setting up your bike correctly – the best way to do this is getting a bike fit. This can be pricey, so if you’re able to set up your bike comfortably and safely by yourself then go for it. Making sure your saddle is at the right height is the most vital part of setting up your bike.
Find cycling routes near you – there are heaps of routes around Sydney and the Randwick area, so search for routes that are nearby to you and familiarise yourself with road cycling. Riding on roads and in areas you already know will help you become more comfortable on the road.
Join a club – road cycling can be scary, so a way to make it less intimidating is to join a group! It’s the perfect way to meet new people, find new routes and learn more about road cycling.
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