8 things no one tells you about cycling over 40

8 things no one tells you about cycling over 40

As we get older there are many health benefits from jumping on the saddle, but there are a couple of things that you wont find out until you hit the middle age mark.

You may be fit for your age but here are 10 things you'll notice when you get past the big 40.

1. You'll start to worry about your neighbours seeing you in your lycra so you're not labelled as a M.A.M.I.L

2. The thought of obtaining an injury worries you a lot more than it ever has before.

3. You realise all of your cycling routes pass your favourite pubs "by coincidence"

4. You'll start worrying about not cycling too far in case you miss "The Great British Bake Off"

5. You'll start riding a lot more! Recent studies have shown that over 40's cycle twice as much than any other age group.....So warm up, get your bike ready and hit the open road

6. You'll start having to spend your money on "more important" things rather then your full carbon frame

7. You'll start caring less about speed and more about scenery  

8. If you think you bore your friends now with your Strava updates then just you wait.....

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This is pretty much spot on. A lot of people don't seem to realise that denial isn't just a river in Africa.

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9.  You do a bit of wee when you read something hilarious like this article.

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I agree somethings that are written on this site make me think wether they actually like cyclists ?

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Sorry, but this is a really condescending article.  I am a 53 year old female cyclist, the more neighbours that see me in my cycling gear, the better, I am proud!  I love my bike.  I have a Garmin and try to beat my speeds.  You should be ashamed of yourself Cycling Bug!

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get over it and just enjoy the humour :)

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Can't relate to anything written, I,m 60, ridden 25,000mls in five years, I agree with LePet42, not good article to encourage.

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Rather patronising article I think from a 44 yr old. Not exactly encouraging for any 40+ newbie

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