Are you new to Cycling? First of all, kudos for choosing it! Cycling has a lot of health benefits relating to cardiovascular health, stress reduction, posture improvement, reduction of body fat, and many more. Also, the other plus about this is that most of the people know how to ride a bicycle on road, and there’s nothing more complex to follow.
Still, there are a few points that you must consider while cycling especially if you are a beginner.
5 Mistakes that all Cyclists do as a Beginner
Cycling is a fun activity, and there should be no rules for the fun, isn’t it?
But, what if you can make it more fun and effective than before? This is why I have listed out the top 5 mistakes that people do as a beginner. You can a take of note of them so as to avoid them.
#1 The Right Fit Bike
This is something that people usually skip out on. I don’t know why.
If the size of the bike is not right, then it will cause some pain to your body. Then you probably won’t ride it again. The two key aspects to note – seat height and the reach. There should be only a slight bend on the knees when your foot is below the paddle stroke, whereas reach is for your arms reach on the handle. Your torso should make an angle of 45° with your arms, that’s the standard figure.
#2 Doing too much in Advance
Take it slow initially. There’s no need to do a lot of stuff at the first go!
#3 Not using the Cycle Gears
Gears are just like your reliable friend who never gives up on you. Not making the best out of the Gears is yet another beginner mistake to avoid. Depending on the terrain and the traffic, set the gears on the cycle. This makes your going easy and smooth.
#4 Waiting to get all the Right Accessories
I have done this. Haha, what to say! Just don’t wait for too long. Set the cycle, and just for it!
#5 Setting the seat too low for your Height
If you keep the seat too low, then you would have to under-extend while making the pedal stroke. This may seem comfortable at first, then later it may cause any injury. Therefore, set the right seat height.
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