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Cycling information

Whether you’re taking on a road race or hitting those trails, cycling is a great pastime with so much variety. The world of cycling is exciting, friendly and fun and we hope that this hub will inspire and inform you to get out cycling.

Virtual cycling

Should you go down the virtual cycling route? How does this even work and what does it mean? Surely you have to be out on your bike to get the benefits of cycling?

Since the UK went into lockdown, hundreds of people are taking to virtual training and cycling, and this technique will be just as useful when lockdown has lifted and we are all back to normal!

It’s perfect for those rainy, grey and stormy days when all you want to do is get out on your bike.

So, how do you create your own turbo training space? Have a look at this blog from Wiggle to find out more.

Cycling for weight loss

It has been a tough year. Maybe your gym has been closed, your exercise routine has gone out the window. Or you may find that you are just moving less than you would have normally. Let’s be honest, we’ve all eaten a few more treats along the way as well.

Cycling can be a really positive and easy activity to get back into, or even start, to help with getting your fitness back on track and shifting a few lockdown pounds.

Cycling UK have bought together ten tips to help you use cycling to get your fitness back.

Supporting mental health

Being out on your bike, enjoying the freedom of riding and the wind in your hair is pure escapism from everyday life.

There are so many benefits to getting out and enjoying a ride. Did you know, as well as your physical health, cycling also has a big impact on your mental health? Cycling is all round good for you.

There’s also the positive impact of joining a cycling community of like-minded people with the same interests and hobbies as you.

Find out how to look after your mental health and how mountain biking could be the perfect remedy by reading this article from Mountain Bike Rider.

Staying hydrated

Water bottles can be cumbersome to carry whilst cycling, but it’s important to stay hydrated on your ride.

There’s so many options out there now for water bottles which are specifically designed to stay attached to your bike, and make it easier for you to take a sip of water without having to pull over.

Have a look at some of the best water bottles for cycling.

Bike maintenance 

You’ve just been on an epic ride, you have had a great day out and now you’re home that cuppa and a comfy chair are just too good to resist.

However, your bike may need a little bit of TLC. It’s probably covered in mud, may have slightly flatter tyres than when you set off and the squeaky brake isn’t going away anytime soon.

Looking after your bike is key to its longevity and performance. Just like your car, looking after your bike is vital.

South Coast bikes have put together this really useful guide – no tools required. Check it out!