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Five common challenges for women who are new to cycling and tips to overcome them

A female riding using an indoor trainer

Beginning to cycle again is daunting. There is traffic to navigate, equipment to buy or adjust, fitness to build up, and perhaps a new skill to learn or relearn. Each of these concerns can become overwhelming and a barrier in themselves to going out cycling, so here are some tips to try to overcome them. 

Build Confidence

Women are more likely than men to describe themselves as “inexperienced cyclists” and as lacking in confidence. Finding this confidence can be difficult when beginning to cycle again as it encompasses every aspect of the sport; how you feel on a bike, how you think others will perceive you, and how you navigate the roads.

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