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I was reading that the biggest barrier to people taking up cycling was fear of injury on our roads. So while the statistics show that the average cyclist would need to ride 1,000,000 miles before injury caused by another road user (by the way the odds of serous injury through collision with a pedestrian is on par with being hit by lightening) there is a fear culture that seems to have somewhat gripped our nation.
The stark reality is that 85,000 are dying prematurely in this country due to our sedentary lifestyles in the form of cancer and cardiovascular problems (obesity has recently overtaken smoking as the main cause of cancer). These conditions have also been linked to a worse outcome from Covid-19, with a shocking fact that in 2018/2019 , 25% of all hospital admissions were due to obesity related illnesses.
Continue reading “Overcoming Barriers to Cycling”
While cycling solo is the norm for many people, there are joys to be had from cycling with a group or hopefully like-minded friends.
The advantages of riding in a group are both functional in terms of safety and having someone close to hand to help you in the event of you getting a mechanical issue, such as a puncture, and morale support when you are not feeling on top form.
Riding with friends is also good for building rapport in terms of gaining bragging rights by sprinting to the village sign or the social competitiveness of having the best time on a Strava segment or grabbing the “King of the Mountain” title on a local hill.
However, for this to be pleasurable, you need to be able to keep up with the group. There is nothing more demoralising than being dropped off the back of the group, especially when it is not even on a hill!
Continue reading “The Inbetweener Cyclist”
It’s been a few weeks since I put anything down here on the site, however as perhaps with the warmest days over in the UK, I wanted to take stock of a few points regarding how we perceived ourselves and new cyclists in particular.
If you follow or are part of the cycling fraternity then you’ll be familiar with the “Rules” (loving them or hating them), understand what N+1 means, the advantages of deep rim wheels, the importance of crank length and the pros and cons of tubes versus clinchers. Take a bow, you are a guru and possibly a cycling geek.
On the otherhand, if you are new to cycling, have no idea of what I just said above or really can’t be bothered with the technical stuff, treating your bike as if it was your car (if it squeaks or breaks, then take it to the shop) then you are probably dazed and may be even a little intimidated by the strange language cyclists use. That’s okay, I bet you get as big a thrill out of cycling as the geeks and snobs.
So what is the obsession with all the lingo that the “in crowd” use, and does it really matter ?
Continue reading “Cycling Snobbery”