Did you just buy that cycle you’ve had your eye on for quite some time now? Are you looking to improve your riding skills but don’t know where to start? Allow us to take you through the beginner’s guide to getting better at cycling.
Dehydration can lead to fatigue quickly which is why it is recommended that you drink water or a sports drink every fifteen minutes.
Increase your riding time
You cannot expect to succeed at a sport if you do not put in time and patience. Ride an extra ten minutes every day, gradually increasing this time every week. Your body will learn to accommodate to the change, and you will build more muscle.
Ride up a hill
Riding up a hill is a good way of building leg muscle, increasing your metabolism and maintaining cardiovascular fitness. It also poses a challenge to many professional riders as well.
Staying in the same position for extended durations of time can make your body stiff and sore. Try standing every once in a while. This will stretch your body and hence increase blood circulation.
After learning the basics, test yourself by going on a much longer ride. If you find yourself unable to reach your goal, you can always turn around and retry when you feel you’re ready.
Remember to give your body a rest once a week or as long as you feel appropriate. Maintaining a healthy diet is also essential.