Cycling is a very good choice for getting fit. It provides you with a really intense, varied workout. The best part is it allows you to do a little exploring while you’re exercising. Plus you can substitute your bike for your car in many situations when you need to get somewhere.
Cycling allows you to explore at the same time as getting a workout. Jogging does this to a degree but you are limited by how far your legs can take you. With cycling you have a mini-adventure every time you go. You can even make a full day of it and plan a day of scenic cycling with a few interesting routes along the way.
- Choose The Right Bike Before you start cycling you need to consider what type of bicycling you’re going to be doing. Do you want to ride your bike mainly on the roads or do you prefer cross country cycling? The type of cycling you do will determine the type of bike you need so think carefully before making your purchase.
- Get A Helmet Safety is key when it comes to cycling. Wearing a helmet might not fit your cool and trendy image but it’s a small price to pay to avoid permanent brain damage. A rough off road track, a pot hole in the road, a branch hanging from a tree or a driver who is not paying attention to the road are just some of the potential hazards that can knock you off your bike. The chances of this happening to you might be slim but there are bicycle accidents every day.
- Consider Getting An Indoor Bicycle Trainer Cycling is brilliant when the sun is shining and the sky is clear. However, when it’s pouring rain or there’s ice on the roads it’s pretty much impossible. So if you want to keep cycling all year round you should consider purchasing an indoor bicycle trainer. These nifty pieces of kit allow you to take your regular bicycle and train on it indoors. They offer a much more realistic ride than regular exercise bikes and varying levels of resistance so you can still push yourself to the limit when training indoors.
Cycling is a great way to get some exercise and explore the scenery around where you live. So if you are a fan of the great outdoors and want to improve your fitness, go get yourself a bike and a helmet, plan a few routes and hit the road.