We welcome you to the gang with some helpful advice for new cyclists. Hopefully actual good advice that makes you want to ride more, further, and off to new places!
New to cycling? Welcome to the greatest club on earth! We’re delighted you’ve discovered the joy of bikes, and we’d love to help you find more ways to have fun on two wheels. Whether you’re currently pootling along the canal, navigating urban cycle ways on the way to work, or tackling your first trail centre, we think we’ve got lots of useful tips and inspiration to help you on your way.
Why Does My Bum Hurt?
Let us help you with that most intimate of problems! Saddle discomfort is probably the thing that every new cyclist has trouble with at some point. We’ve got a very detailed guide here for you to getting comfortable – the problem might not be with your saddle, and you don’t necessarily have to spend any money to get comfortable.
How Can I Ride With My Kids?
You might want to ride with your kids because you think it will be fun, or maybe logistics mean that leaving them at home isn’t an option. We have learnt the hard way, and pulled the tips together here so you can skip the mistakes and head out for happier family rides.
If your kids are still small, why not check out our some of our reviews of the products that might help you ride together?
Perhaps you’re feeling adventurous, or looking for inspiration for where your family rides could take you. Barney’s Tyke Packing feature from our magazine should do the trick!
Is My Bike Good Enough?
At Singletrack, we love to see people out on bikes, whatever they’re riding. You don’t need to have all the gear to be out there having fun, but sometimes it can help. Don’t be intimidated by people with carbon bikes, coordinated outfits, or £1000 cranks (yes, they exist!). But sometimes some money spent wisely can improve your comfort, safety, and experience. We’ve got our staff pick of the upgrades we think it’s most worth making to your bike.
Do I Need More Stuff?
It’s not just about the bike – there are things you can wear or carry with you that will help make the whole experience of riding a bike feel better. Here’s a guide to where we think you might want to focus your spending.
It’s a sad fact that bikes do get stolen, but we don’t want you to worry about having your precious new toy taken from you. Here are our tips for making sure your bike stays yours.
Am I Doing It Right?
We were all beginners once, though some of us are so old we’ve nearly forgotten what it was like! But none of us have forgotten the joy and freedom that bikes give us, and that’s what keeps us riding. We’ve dredged our memories and come up with the things we wish we knew when we started out, so you don’t have to make the same mistakes.
Where Can My Bike Take Me?
Hopefully you’re now thoroughly hooked on riding bikes, and wondering where they might take you. How about some inspiration from our magazine? There are six issues are year, packed with stories with an emphasis on how riding bikes makes you feel, the adventures that are possible, and the people you can meet. We have far flung travel stories, tales of rides that go wrong, and plenty of rides on UK soil. Maybe you’ll be tempted to follow in their tyre tracks and head out and see what you can find?
Magic In the Margins of The Day
If you ever feel like you don’t have time for adventure, this could be the article for you.
The Saga of Magnus
Proving that it’s definitely not about having a fancy bike, and very much about having the right mindset Adam Boggon finds adventure – and misadventure – in the furthest corner of Scotland.
Letting Go And Finding Flow
Bikes might make you fitter, but maybe they’ll take your head to a better place too. And what friends and cultures might be waiting for you to discover them? Amanda’s trip to Denmark might have you planning your next holiday.
Whether you’d prefer a digital or printed magazine, we have membership options that will surely suit you. There’s even the chance to get coffee delivered on the months between the magazine! Members get access to content like that you’ve just been reading, plus Member benefits like discounts with a wide range of online retailers.
Wherever your rides take you, we wish you safe travels, a tail wind, and no annoying squeaks!
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