Our top five tips to get you out on your bike and riding faster and better than ever over the coming months.
1. Buy a new bike
OK, so it’s a drastic first measure but the simple fact of the matter is that nothing makes you want to go riding like having a new bike. Granted, it’s an expensive move, but new season, new bike – it makes sense, doesn’t it?
Aside from actually dropping into your favourite trail aboard a new set of wheels for the very first time, you can exact so much enjoyment from everything that builds to it. The hours spent browsing websites, magazines and web reviews are times of stress-free total immersion, it’s one of the nicest problems to have.
2. Enter a race (or at least watch one)
3. Plan a trip
4. Try something new
Mountain biking is a complex business full of intrigue and sub-plots. What’s ‘just going riding’ to you may well be a totally new experience to your two-wheeled next door neighbour.
Have a think about an aspect of the sport that you haven’t tried before, then get it organised. If worst comes to worst and you hate it – the flip side of that is a renewed appreciation for what it is that you do. Book an uplift day, organise to demo an e-bike, plan a 45km XC epic… Whatever it is, just change things up a bit.
5. Get a coach
Written by: Ric McLaughlin