18 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Cycling In A City

Punctures will always happen when you're in a rush to get somewhere...

1) Choosing the right bike for you is super important

2) Do you need speed?

3) Convenience?

4) Or style?

5) There’s nothing worse than going outside to find your trusty steed has been nicked. Make good locks a priority.

6) Punctures will always happen when you’re in a rush to get somewhere

7) So knowing basic bike maintenance is pretty essential

8) Drivers will naturally hate you

9) …. Buses even more

10) But other cyclists get the angriest when you make mistakes

11) You need to understand the road as much as any driver

12) No matter how stressy it gets, keep your zen

13) Feeling nervous? Cycle with friends

14) Don’t be scared of wearing a high-vis jacket. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re invisible on the road

15) You will feel like you’re getting everywhere super fast

16) … And feel super smug passing everyone on public transport

17) You suddenly understand the way around your city a lot better

18) And realise there’s nothing better than the freedom to be able to ride wherever you want…


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