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“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” H. G. Wells, author and the ‘father of science fiction’. 

Why ride a bike?

Giving cycling a go can be a fun way to feel better, build up some fitness, and to meet new people  - or to have some space to yourself! 

Having a go at cycling doesn’t need to be a big investment, and you might find that this is a great way to do some shopping, or to get to work - with no petrol bills and no congestion!  If you have health issues which you think could be a concern, check with your doctor first.

Maybe the biggest thing about trying cycling is to just relax and give it a go. Don’t be pushed into doing too much too soon by well meaning friends, or expect yourself to be a hyper-fit expert overnight. If you haven’t ridden before (or for a while) it’s a good idea to allow your body some adjustment time - parts of you will need to get used to this new thing. (For most people that will include their rear end!) 

How to start

How to start, links to useful sites, where to ride.   How to...

Your bike

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Getting out there

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