Chain Reaction Cycles is followed by thousands of experienced riders, so we thought it would be a good idea to tap their expertise for the benefit of those beginning their cycling journey.
As it turns out, it was a great idea.
Cycling is a huge subject and there are a lot of mistakes that can be made. But seeing as experienced cyclists have already made most of those mistakes, it’s a great opportunity to help you leap frog the many pitfalls riders fall into in their early days.
So here, for your reading pleasure, are 24 of the best comments posted by our followers.
Don’t worry about what other people think of your bike or skills.
If you’re happy and enjoying it then that’s all that matters.
— Ross Stewart (@theCh7mp) July 22, 2019
Don’t turn up for Sunday morning club ride with an unmaintained bicycle. Your chain has been dropping for 6 weeks now and we have to wait for you to put it back on every time.
— STURMINATOR (@ksturm3y) July 23, 2019
Do keep at it
Don’t give up
— Tony Southwick (@tsouthwick102) July 22, 2019
Always have nitrile gloves handy when working on your bike. Much easier than trying to wash the grease off.
— Martin Hurley (@tubconquistador) July 22, 2019
A big thank you to all those who posted. Let us know in the comments below if you’ve found these useful, and feel free to post any other top tips you’ve got. Happy riding.