Cycling Tips for beginners

If you’re thinking of either dusting your bike off and starting to cycle or perhaps progressing your cycling fitness, then look no further. Our top 10 cycling training tips for the beginner will help you get started and progress safely so that you can get the most out of your cycling training. Our cycling tips include bike advice on…

Nutrition Tips for Beginners

Running low on energy, or ‘bonking’ as cyclists call it, will prevent your cycling enjoyment. Cycling will increase your energy requirements, so aim to eat small, frequent meals and snacks on the go in order to maintain energy levels. On the bike, carbohydrate drinks will keep you well fuelled — or you could try taking a couple of energy bars which are easy to eat in the saddle.

Building Cycle Strength

The foundation of all your cycling training should be your long ride. Ideally, do a long ride weekly or fortnightly. The long ride will build your endurance and also make you more efficient at utilising fuel. ‘Long’ means anything longer than your typical daily ride — so anything from one hour upwards is recommended, depending on your fitness and goals. A long ride is also a great opportunity to explore new areas and visit new destinations.

Winter Cycling Tips

Cycling through winter can seem like a daunting idea, even for those who have ridden in the colder months many times before.
Although motivation is more difficult there’s still a lot of enjoyment to be had from winter riding – let alone the benefits of keeping your legs turning, and getting fresh air.
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