You don’t have to start out as an athlete when it comes to cycling. Most people can do it, from toddlers to teenagers, to people in their eighties and those with disabilities – with handcycling gaining in popularity.
Cycling is far easier to slot into your everyday life than many other forms of exercise. It has the benefit of getting you from A to B as well, so it could save you money on transport.
For anyone seeking to get involved in road racing, Ian Stannard suggests joining a cycling club - particularly, for younger cyclists, a club involved in British Cycling's Go Ride development programme. "They're great clubs and give you loads of advice, so go and have a look," he says.
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