Cycling is a great outdoor sport to take part in that can be enjoyed on the road with a road bike, or off-road on a mountain bike. There are also tracks that can be ridden on BMX bikes. It’s a great sport to take part in as a South African because we have such a pleasant climate, all year round.
Cyclists will need a reliable bicycle that is in top riding condition. They will also need strong, sturdy shoes (or cycling shoes for road biking) and a cycling helmet. There are also specific clothes that can be worn to improve the comfort a rider experiences while riding.
The objective of cycling is to be able to find balance on the bicycle while riding a distance, either off-road or on-road. Off-road cycling involves riding over jumps, down crevices, hills and trails. On-road cycling involves completing a certain distance in a certain timeframe, a number that can be improved upon with each ride.
Improve your cycling prowess by trying to ride faster with every ride. If you’re an off-road rider, you can cycle more advanced trails to improve your game. If you’re an on-road rider, you can add more hills to challenge the ride.
Cyclists will learn to focus on the task at hand to improve their time and fitness levels.