Are you considering to start cycling as a hobby? Then here are four thing to consider before you start cycling. The first one will be how to set a goal and have an overview on what you will be dealing with once you start cycling. Then we’ll move one on what are the main priority regarding the equipments. The third on, before you start your hobby in cycling, you should have plan ahead your schedule to do it. The fourth thing is for further involvement in cycling and where this hobby will take you to.
Before you start cycling you should have general idea on how it will be having this hobby. Undoubtedly, cycling will offer a lot of advantages to your health. This hobby require time, so you have to plan to set a side a few hours of your week to cycle, let it be on the evening or weekends, it’s totally up to you to choose based on your other daily activities. You should also aware to have cycling as a hobby investment is needed in term of buying and maintaining equipments. Know that you aware of time needed and the amount of money needed you will also need to know the risk involve in cycling. Before start cycling, have a picture in mind on how often you are going to cycle, how much money you are willing to spend, and the risk involves. My advise is, start slow. 30 minutes, twice a week sound reasonable for a starter.
Now that you have the picture in mind, you can go ahead to a beste fiets shop. When buying your bike, always consider two major aspect, safety and comfort. Choose a bike that suit you the best before you buying a bicycle. For example, if you just want to use it around your area, chose a hybrid or a road bike, but, if you are going somewhere off-road to cycle, consider a mountain bike. Make sure you also bought safety gears such as helmets, protective clothing, and hydration pack or water bottle. It is recommended to drink every 15 minutes when cycling to compensate water loss in your body. If you are planning to cycle at night, buy also reflectors and lamps.
It will help you to decide on what kind of bicycle you are going to get. If you now the route where you are going to cycle in advance. Don’t purchase the bike first and find the place later. survey the route before buying one. See if any extra item need to be bought, pay attention on how busy the route will be and estimate how long to finish the route on bicycle. If the route is away from home, make sure you know where the nearest help is available in case of any emergency happen.
Cycling in group is much better. Try to get in touch with local guys who have the same hobby, or try searching online forum for cycling. Don’t be shy to ask for questions or suggestions. To get a better response you should report your progress as well. Don’t mind if you are not started cycling yet. You can always tell them your plan, for example, which bicycle are you going to buy, where you are going to cycle, or how often you are going to do it. They will give you feedback and you can improve your plan from there.
These are the four basic things you have to do before you cycling. The last thing you want to do is buying a wrong bicycle that will just rotten in your garage. Or, going all out on your first ride and giving up because you think your body can not endure cycling. Start slow, know your limit and stay consistent. Before you know it you will be cycling on regular basis and you can go extra miles too. Enjoy cycling!