Cycling Our Way Into 2021…
It’s the final countdown to the end of 2020! This might come as a relief for many, with 2020 being one of the craziest years for us all. 2021 is your chance to start fresh and why not start with an epic bike ride?
Here at Reid we want everyone to start their 2021 in the best possible way, by exploring their freedom! That’s why this week we’ve come up with a few cycling tips that you can take into 2021 which will help you smash your 2021 cycling goals!
Sign Up For A Bike Competition
Signing up to something like a competition or a race is a great way to keep you motivated as you have something to work towards. Setting this as your big 2021 goal is a great way to push yourself as a cyclist and it is so rewarding when you have achieved it!
Having a specific date in mind gets you in the mindset to keep grinding so you are competition ready. This will also help to push away any January blues and keep cycling despite the wintery conditions.
You could also sign up with a friend which is a great way to keep you motivated and make sure you stay on check to achieve your goal!
Join A Cycling Club
Cycling with peers is awesome. It’s sociable, motivating and the results are brilliant! In fact, most people find that they tend to average a higher speed when cycling with other people.
If you’re looking to raise your speed and motivate yourself then perhaps joining a cycling club is the perfect way to start 2021. Check out the local clubs in your area and start cycling today. Why not give it a go?
Treat Yourself To Your Dream Bike…
Why not treat yourself this New Year to a brand new bike? It’s the best way to start the year and by getting a bike that is well suited to you, you will feel motivated and confident to smash your cycling goals!
Luckily for you, here at Reid we want everyone to experience the most confidence-inspiring ride. We have a bike for every cyclist, whether you’re a mountain biker, a city commuter or even a vintage cruiser.
We have a blog for helping you find the right bike for you, which you can read here.
Treat Your Bike To Some Maintenance!
No matter how fit and motivated you stay, if your bike isn’t fit then there is no cycling. That’s why it’s important to keep your bike in top condition, especially if you are cycling for long periods of time.
The main maintenance habits to start is checking all your bikes key components before you start cycling, for example the tyres, lights, brakes, etc. It is also important to regularly clean your bike to prevent too much grease build up on your chains and to stop any dirt from getting in the way of your brakes and other key parts.
We have a full guide to bike maintenance which covers everything you need to know, click here to check it out!
Explore New Routes!
If you’re feeling the January blues why not shake them off by exploring new areas and switching up your usual cycle route? This is a great way to stay motivated and challenge yourself. Exploring new places is extremely rewarding as well as giving you the chance to adventure out of your comfort zone.
You never know, you might come across places that you never knew existed, right on your door step! Just make sure you pack the essentials when adventuring far!
2021 is nearly upon us and that signals a chance to start fresh! We believe everyone can stay motivated to achieve their goals and have a great start to 2021. By switching up your cycling habits, you can ensure the most confident inspiring rides, throughout the whole of 2021.