Cycling tips: 25 essential pieces of riding advice for beginners

These cycling tips are aimed at the beginners, those of you who’ve just started out on your great two-wheeled adventure. Think of us as your helpful riding buddy who wants to save you some time and some trouble.

Below we’ve tried to cover the common pitfalls of getting into riding, but not forgotten that the best thing about cycling is that it’s fun. So there are cycling tips here covering kit, clothing, nutrition, technique and more.

Whether you’re a road cyclist, mountain biker or city commuter, there’s bound to be something here for you (spoiler alert: the most important one is at the bottom).

In the words of the great Eddy Merckx: "Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride."

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