Six Reasons to Improve your Cycling
6 Reasons to Improve your Cycling
Improve your Health and Confidence.
Start Cycling to Work and Save Money.
Age is no Barrier to Cycling.
Improving your Cycling.
Cycling is a sport and pastime which has seen an upturn in popularity over the last ten years. From country lanes to city centres more and more people are climbing on a saddle rather than getting behind the wheel. Like any sport or pastime, the better you are at it the more you will get out of it.
So with a billion bikes currently whizzing all over the planet, let's look at why you should improve your cycling.
Without question cycling is good for you. It is not only your lower body which gets a comprehensive workout, but your heart and your upper body are put to the test as well. Most places also demand a fairly high level of concentration, so your mind is stretched too. So not only do all these areas improve with your cycling, but the whole thing is low impact too.
Cycling to Work
If you can cycle to work, numerous benefits ensue. First, you get fit, two you save money, and three you're helping to protect the planet. This is not only because you're leaving the car at home, but you're consuming less fuel. Fuel as we know, carries great environmental risk to extract and is the subject of much controversy. If you improve your cycling, and can cycle to work, you and the rest of the world will benefit.
As well as making you healthier, becoming a better cyclist will make you more confident. This is something we notice when we run our women-only cycling week in Mallorca. Some women are quite timid at the start, but by the end they are feeling a lot more confident as they achieve more and more personal goals through cycling. There can be no doubts that getting better at cycling makes you a more confident person generally.
Open to Anyone
One of the great things about cycling is that most of us learn to ride from an early age. So providing we can get our hands on a bike, we can get back on the saddle at any time of our lives. You're never too old to start improving your riding skills, and we often have people in their seventies cycling the hardest mountains in Europe.
Bicycle riding is surprisingly social. Not only are more and more people taking up the sport, but group riding is common. It is great family time, and regardless of your level a passion for cycling will ensure you have friends. With the advent of GPS and smartphones taking pictures of places you've explored is now a real option. Now is a good time to climb on a cycle.
Learning at your Level
The other aspect of cycling which is positive is that you are only competing with yourself. So if you are looking at other cyclists feeling you'll never be faster than him or her, it really does not matter. It is improvements to your times and technique that is important.
Improving your Cycling in Mallorca
A great way to improve your cycling is to join us in Mallorca and start riding. Our holidays are based around learning through enjoyment, and we have a holiday for all levels of cyclists. We can even help you ride in Sportives which occur on Mallorca every year.
To discover our Cycling Holidays in Mallorca, follow the link. You're never too old or unable to improve your cycling.
submitted on 27/01/2015