The Cycling Bug beginner’s guide to types of cycling

The Cycling Bug beginner’s guide to types of cycling

Ever wondered what your friends are going on about when they start chattering away about cyclocross and velodromes?

Follow The Cycling Bug’s guide to cycling types and no longer will you have to sit serious-faced pretending to understand while you nod off inside.

Share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter and break down the technobabble for other beginners.

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There are now over 3 million road cyclists in the UK, covering everyone from commuters on Bromptons to the toughest long distance riders covering huge distances on full carbon racers.

The cycle to work scheme has helped to increase the numbers of cycling commuters and the success of Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome for Team Sky has helped to raise the profile of cycling as a sport in the UK.

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Road biking all the way for me, but definitely want to get in a velodrome soon


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