Getting sore is the part everyone dreads the most when it comes to cycling, especially on long trips. Here, we have some great tips on how you can avoid a sore body when you’re using your bike!
Stand - Stand on the pedals every once in a while so you don’t get stiff legs or a stiff back.
Saddle - Adjust the height and tilt of your saddle so you’re comfortable.
Gloves - Try wearing gloves so you don’t get handlebar burns.
Handlebars - Try grips on the handlebars so you’re more stable.
Breaks - Take regular breaks and let your body move and adjust after being sat down.
Practice - The more you cycle, the more you’ll be able to ride without getting sore.
Clothing - If you’re getting sore riding, try changing up your clothes to help.
Change - If you’ve changed your clothing and saddle height or tilt and you’re still sore, try changing your saddle all together.
Bike health - Make sure your bike is in working condition otherwise you might be putting in more work than you need to be.
Enjoy - Don’t put pressure on yourself. You’re not a machine, give your body breaks and fuel when you need or want it.
You’re all ready to set off now you have these tips!