Category Archives: Beginners Guides

A Beginners Guide to Road Cycling: Turbo Trainers

A Beginners Guide to Road Cycling takes a look at the Turbo Trainer *aka Cycling Marmite* and introduces the uninitiated to the world of indoor training. My regular reader will be aware that I began road cycling back in spring … Continue reading

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A Beginners Guide to Road Cycling: Custom Kit

A Beginners Guide to Road Cycling: Custom Kit explores the process of having custom cycling kit made, from design to purchase and offers some tips if you or your club are planning to take the plunge. Back in June 2013 … Continue reading

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A Beginners Guide To Road Cycling: Changing Tyres & Fixing Punctures

One inevitability about cycling, especially on a road bike, is that at some point you will get a puncture. To a certain extent the type of tyre you ride and the types of roads you use will govern the frequency … Continue reading

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A Beginners Guide To Road Cycling: The Jargon Dictionary

The Beginners Guide to Cycling is proud to present a Cycling Jargon Dictionary. Hopefully the following words will help any ‘newbie’, or Ned’s, out in those tricky conversations which involve ‘proper roadies’ dropping in ridiculous words like “Clincher”, when what … Continue reading

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A Beginners Guide To Road Cycling: Buying a Bike

A Beginners Guide To Road Cycling is an expansion of a blog I wrote back in 2012 about buying my first bike. The information might be useful to anybody who, like me, is new to the sport and doesn’t yet … Continue reading

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