Another newbie to initiate

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by big manc, 29 May 2008.

  1. big manc

    big manc New Member

    Hi all. Great to see such a large community.
    Been back into cycling for about 6 months but done nothing mileage wise until last month when a work friend suggested we do the manchester to blackpool ride. Since then i've been going out for a ride about 3 to 4 times a week with an average of 15 to 20 miles. i would like any thoughts and advice on how to build up my distance and stamina as i start running out of puff at just over half way. I did a shorter ride this evening and managed to do 11.2 miles, ave speed 14.62 mph, max speed 24.77 mph trip time 45.19. Any magic potions or miracles to get me fitter and lose weight greatly appreciated.;)
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member


    One word of advice -you remember on Rentaghost when the catchphrase was "Don't go into the cellar!!"?

    In this forum, replace 'the cellar' with 'soapbox'.
  3. RUN Big manc RUN before the bug gets you and you are spending all your free time on hear and not riding. Run Run

    Sorry Welcome to the mad house its good to have you hear. Where do you live?
  4. OP
    big manc

    big manc New Member

    To late already been bit. I live in manchester
  5. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    You sound fit enough to me to cope without potions (unless it's sudocream :biggrin:)
  6. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    Welcome, just keep peddling and the rest will follow...
  7. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Welcome to the CC cycling clan.

    As Hairy Jock said, just keep at it; your strength and stamina will improve just from riding regularly, so don't worry too much about having to do long distances to gain any benefit. Just get out there and be careful.

    Likewise you will lose weight, but you may need to look at your eating/drinking habits as wll IF you have lived a hitherto sedantry lifestyle.

    Ask any questions you like; eventually you will get a helpful answer! :biggrin:
  8. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

  9. Crock of Gold

    Crock of Gold Guest

    Your average is faster then mine over the same kind of distance so maybe I should be asking you for advice.
  10. OP
    big manc

    big manc New Member

    Thanks everyone for the encouragement and advice. I Defo need the sudocreme as ones botty is sore after last nights ride . carbon seats look good, zero comfort
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