Looking for ways to get fit using a bicycle? Here are a few options that’ll get you to the front of the peloton:
1/ No bike?
Time to get spinning. The high-intensity activity burns kilojoules, builds leg power and helps improve cardiovascular fitness. And classes are held in most of the major commercial gyms, so you’ll be able to find a class close to your home or work.
2 / Want to save money and get fitter too?
Try commuting to work if you live close enough to the office (and if they have a shower facility). Make sure you travel while it’s light, invest in highvisibility safety gear and a decent backpack to store your work gear and toiletries.
3 / Sign up for a team MTB race.
Sign up for a team stage race with a good mate, and give yourself a few months to get into decent shape. Your teammate will make sure you don’t skip rides, and the race provides proper motivation.