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    Top Ten Cycling Resolutions

       Words by Harry Archer

       on 04/01/2018 14:02:45

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    At this time of year when the nights are long, the weather is cold and the waistline has expanded, many of us (myself included) are beginning to think about how we can improve our health and fitness for the upcoming year and there is one, easy and fun way to solve this problem – cycling! Riding a bike regularly can have a hugely positive impact on your physical health as well as your mental well-being, and fitting cycling into your routine - whether that be via riding to work, school or just in your spare time - could be your ticket to a fit and healthy 2018.

    So, how can you kick-start your cycling in 2018? Here’s our top tips to get started, and take your riding up a notch this year.

    1. Electrify your ride

    If the thought of heading out on the open road and racking up some miles seems a bit a daunting, trying an electric bike could be the nudge you need. Several studies have shown that e-bikes have huge health benefits because they make you more likely to cycle in the first place and provide the same fun of being out on a bike without it feeling like an endurance challenge. But that doesn’t mean you just sit back - you work just as hard riding an e-bike, but you'll just go further or arrive quicker. And you'll be more likely to get the bike out again the day afterwards.

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    2. Try something new

    If you’re an experienced rider already, 2018 could be the year to broaden your bicycle horizons! Trying a different discipline can offer a completely new two-wheeled experience, and can help improve your handling or hit weak spots in your fitness. So, reach for the cyclocross bike, mountain bike or road bike - you might even find that you enjoy it more…

    3. Set a goal or enter an event

    Yes, it’s the time of year to make a resolution and (most likely) forget about it before January is finished. So, this year set a realistic cycling goal and go for it! Whether that be to lose weight, beat your best time up a hill, or complete your longest ever ride, there’s plenty of events that can keep you focused and provide some milestones as you head towards your goal. Try the Tour of Cambridgeshire – one of the UKs premier events with something to suit everyone, and all on closed roads.

    Tour Of Cambridge - learn more >>

    4. Find some riding buddies

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    Cycling is great on your own, but often it’s even better when you’ve got someone to share it with – plus, in winter, knowing someone else is going to slog through a ride with you can give you the extra motivation you need to get out the door when the conditions are less than ideal. There’s a number of great clubs in the local area, or you can join the regular night rides or women’s-specific Breeze rides from our Rutland Cycling stores.

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    5. Keep your bike running smoothly

    Nothing puts the brakes on your cycling (literally, sometimes) more than an annoying click or creak, let alone an all-out mechanical failure. Understanding the basics of bike maintenance can help keep you riding, and knowing what to do should something happen when you’re out on the bike can give you the extra confidence you need to get out in the first place! Fortunately, there’s loads of resources online to help, or you can join one our regular Maintenance classes at your nearest store.

    How to Clean Your Bike >> View all Tools and maintenance >>

    6. Pin a number on

    Cycling races can seem like a daunting undertaking at first, all those pro looking people in their team kit and super-lightweight aero bikes blasting through the streets or single-track inches from each other’s wheels.

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    However, there are so many events and races out there for all ages, disciplines and abilities and by taking up racing you’re providing yourself with a great way to motivate yourself to keep up your training whilst also introducing you to exciting new possibilities and like-minded individuals. You don’t need to be super fit to race either, there’s loads of shorter distance races out there that will allow you to slowly build up your fitness over the next year.

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    7. Ride abroad.

    Whether you head off for a leisurely tour through the Pyrenees, warm weather training or even entering a foreign sportive, riding abroad can be a fantastic way to experience new environments away from the unpredictable British weather and there are a variety of companies that provide cycling tours and holidays overseas. Just remember to get insurance, a good bike bag and be wary of the local cuisine – The last thing you want is a dodgy tummy from last nights seafood special during your ride, so save the adventurous eating for your post-ride treat!

    8. Get a coach

    If you’re really serious about improving your cycling this year then getting a coach is a great start. A coach can help you reach your goals – whether that be improving your speed, stamina, technique or all three. With the advances in technology (i.e. power bars), your coach will be able to create professional training and diet plans to help you develop your cycling whilst also ensuring you focus on improving the weakest aspects of your technique. A good coach will teach you know how hard to train, when to train, what to eat and where to ride in order to create to ideal training plan for you – an invaluable step towards becoming an extremely accomplished cyclist.

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    9. Ride to work

    Riding to work is brilliant. No traffic, fresh air and the freedom to go whichever way you want make riding to work not only healthy but liberating and very enjoyable. You’ll also see the benefits when you get to the office as riding into work will get your body firing on all cylinders for the start of the working day giving you an advantage over all those bleary-eyed car dwellers. With the correct bike and kit, you can ride to work all year round and there’s subsidies and discounts to be had if your company is signed up to cycle scheme. Get fitter, get leaner, feel happier and save money and the planet all whilst enjoying the great outdoors – it’s a win win situation!

    Cycle to Work at Rutland Cycling >>

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    10. Ride somewhere new

    Riding somewhere new is a brilliant way to improve your riding as you have to adapt to different environments and routes. Take your mountain bike one of the many bike parks dotted around the country and try your hand at the huge variety of trails, from green to black runs, to develop your technique over changeable terrain. Or perhaps you could take your road bike to pastures new, testing it on the steep hills of the lake district or the rolling country lanes of the east coast. The possibilities truly are endless, with adventures aplenty ready to be had right on your doorstep!

    Hopefully these ten resolutions will help you to improve your cycling in 2018. Just to show we take this resolution businesses seriously, check out this selection of new year goals from some of the lovely staff here at Rutland Cycling:

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