Join a Gym? No, get a bike!

I stumbled across h2g2 whilst searching the BBC's web site for cycling related content. I am not a recreational cyclist although I do enjoy cycling, I actually use my bike as a means of getting to and from work. I love reading about other people's experiences of cycle commuting and have picked up an awful lot of useful stuff, mainly from the internet, which has made my cycling easier or more fun or usually both. I think the single most useful bit of advice I found was the instruction "Wear Lycra". I had been uncomfortable in just about every concievable garment until I finally plucked up the courage to cycle to work in what is effectively specialised underwear, the freedom to move and lack of pain in the bum (make that specialised, padded underwear) easily overcomes the embarrassment of being an ageing, bald, bearded Lycra Lout. I do belive that first Lycra experience changed my outlook on life as I now have a wardrobe full of the stuff, each new acquisition being even more colourful than the one before. One of my outfits was actually banned from the pub before it had even left the house! It should be stated here that it was banned by my wife who works behind the bar at my local, so the threat of not being served if I turned up in THAT outfit is not an idle one.

I have joined the h2g2 community in order to help spread the word about cycling in general and cycle commuting in particular, I spotted a reference to a cycling club earlier so I'm off to join now.

Later addition: I joined the H2G2 cycling club! What a nice bunch of people they are. If you like cycling in any shape or form, join the club now and start reading the forum.

Born-again Cyclist
(aka Terry Duckmanton)
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