For many, returning to cycling after years off the bike is a daunting and unnerving prospect. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. We’ve had numerous emails from women sharing their thoughts on getting back in the saddle.
Many have been brought back to riding, due to injury meaning cycling is their only option to get their fitness fix. Or by the gentle persuasion and encouragement of family and friends. The want is there but so too are the nerves.
To help you gain confidence, we’re going to be following ‘Timid on two wheels’ who – without giving too much away – loves exercising, but after advice from her doctor, had to find an alternative to running.
“I grew up in an era that I shall use my lady’s prerogative not to disclose, but you’ll have a good clue if I tell you my bike as a teenager was a big red chopper. My cycling-crazed brother and I lived in the countryside surrounded by long quiet scenic roads.