If you’re just starting out riding a road or track bike, you’re likely to have a lot of questions. Hundreds of questions! The traditional way of picking up knowledge was buy a bike, join a cycling club and bits of information would be disseminated to you by osmosis over 10 years. Not very efficient or helpful. This can be even more frustrating if you are new to cycling but not new to competitive sport. If you've been a decent runner, swimmer or ball sporter it's frustrating to go from knowing the ins and out of your sport to being a relative novice. Get yourself a massive shortcut and save yourself money AND time. Ask me.
Things have changed and cycling clubs are way more human than they use to be but below are a few examples of questions I have been asked. Remember, the only stupid question is the one you don’t ask.
Do I wear pants under my cycling shorts?
How do you drink whilst you’re still moving?
How do I get in (or out) of clipless pedals and is there safe way of learning without falling off?
How do you change gears, what is the right gear to start or stop in?
What are appropriate tyre pressures?
What tools, spares and equipment should I take with me when I ride?
The list goes on. For experienced cyclists the answers to these questions may seem obvious but for those new to the sport, how would you ever know? You can shorten the learning curve massively by asking me questions first, ideally before you go and buy a bike or the equipment you’ll need to make your riding enjoyable and safe.
There is so much to learn - it’s one of the fun parts of cycling, but it can also be expensive if you buy the wrong stuff and disheartening if you’re riding on a bike that doesn’t fit you. Please ask!