27th February 2017.When was the last time you went bike riding? For many, the answer probably lies some time in the distant past. Even if you have a bike out in the garage, it might not see much use at all. Why not, though? Cycling can be a very fun and rewarding fitness activity for individuals of all ages. With the chilly days of winter fading away and the warmth of spring breaking out, there's no better time to saddle up and go cycling. If you've never thought about taking road cycling seriously, though, taking those first steps can seem daunting and difficult. It doesn't have to be that way, though. Despite the different handlebars, riding a road bike should feel comfortable and familiar to almost anyone. With the right preparations, a thoughtful approach, and a can-do attitude for having fun, you can come to love cycling in the spring. It may even be something you choose to stick with through the remainder of the year. Where should you start, though? Let's take a quick look at how you can prepare, what you should know, and how you can begin to transform this basic activity into part of an active lifestyle focused on fitness.
Gather up all the types of equipment you'll need
You can't go road cycling without the right tools and it takes more than just a bicycle, too. However, that's where we should begin. Road cycles are slightly different than touring cycles, the types of bike one uses to ride around the neighbourhood casually. They often have a different style of handlebar, and they more frequently come equipped with multi-gear derailleur systems. Don't worry ? riding it is just like any other bike. You'll simply have more control over your pedalling cadence and effort