Using a bike as a means of transportation has most of us done, but cycling is actually a very nice form of training. For example, you can cycle in everyday life as a daily motive, preferably to and from work, or you can cycle in forests and fields on special trails adapted for bicycles. It is also an exercise form that fits most at the same time as it is gentle to the knees and leads to a difference between running.
Choosing the right bike, on the other hand, can be a bit difficult because they are suitable for different types of cycling and surfaces. You can find everything from bikes with coarse tires that work well in the woods to models with narrow tires for those who want to ride a fast road. There is simply a bike for all kinds of bike training and it is good to start a model that fits most of the time.
To choose a bike
When choosing a bike, there are several different price ranges and models to choose from, but starting with a simpler model that is customizable for the most part, you may want to get started. After a while, you can decide which kind of cycling suits you best. Perhaps you like classical road cycling? Or maybe you are more interested in downhill and mountain biking?
In Sweden, we have the advantage of having many different bike routes and they are often clearly marked. Many trails also extend very well and through nice scenery and amazing views around our long country, so if you are interested in seeing more of Sweden’s nature, cycling is definitely a good option. Cycling is not only useful for your muscles, but also for your fitness and health.
Then you can try different bicycle sports
If you are interested in, for example, long-distance cycling, you can usually find a local association that is doing this regardless of where you live in Sweden because cycling is such a popular sport. You can then join a team and start training for different competitions or just to have fun because there is no compulsion to compete. In addition, the challenges are usually greater if you are using other cyclists.
To meet friends for life through a bicycle club is not uncommon, given that all members actually have a common interest. At the age of adulthood, it may be a little bit harder to meet new friends, but thanks to various sports associations it works very well no matter what age you are. It does not matter if you are a beginner or veteran, everyone has started somewhere.
Positive health aspects with cycling
In addition to cycling improving your fitness, it also strengthens many of the body’s muscles. Now you may think cycling only strengthens your leg muscles, but that’s not the case. When you ride a bike, move on to the whole body and especially if you are moving in areas that require more strength, such as uphill or cycling in tough terrain. It is a very good way to keep the pulse on and strengthen the body at the same time.
A bike can also be used as a daily moto and if you have the opportunity, you should take the bike to work or school instead of using your car or city traffic. Partly, it’s less sensitive to the environment, and you’re going to keep your body up and running. You will also have much more energy in your daily life if you exercise continuously and it will be noticeable on your performance. In addition, you can fold some bikes and take the train.
Different bike models
There are bikes customized for the most part, such as exercise, terrain and long distance and you will also find models that are adapted to different surfaces. For example, you can buy a mountain bike with coarser tires if you travel the most in woods and nature and it also works well in urban environments for short trips. On the other hand, if you want to ride a road bike, there are bikes that are suitable for long trips on country roads with narrower tires.
Something that has become popular lately is the presence of electric bikes that use an electric motor to help you uphill. These models, on the other hand, are a little more expensive, but they suit you who may not have a good fitness or you are a little older and want some help on the trams. An electric bicycle has a battery that you charge yourself at home before you get out and it’s a nice way of traveling. Good luck!