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How to get the most from cycling in your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s

How to get the most from cycling in your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s

Heed our advice and you’ll be happily cycling through your thirties, forties, fifties and further! Cycling is a great way of staying young – and as the BBC reported, can add years to your life – but work with your body’s changing strengths, weaknesses and nutritional needs and you’ll get better at cycling too. Here’s how… "Regular exercise throughout life can slow and even reverse factors associated with the ageing process,” said Carlton Cooke, Carnegie Professor of Sport and Exercise at Leeds Metropolitan University. He said too many people give up their usual exercise when they age, when what they should be doing is adapting it to suit their changing physiology and lifestyle. Here’s how to stay smiling in the saddle, whatever your age. Cycling in your twenties In your twenties, you’re at the ideal age for shorter races, time trials or cyclocross Don’t forget to stretch often while cycling in your twenties: Your strengths In your twenties you’re virtually bulletproof. Your bones are as dense as they’ll get and you’re as muscular as you’ll likely ever be. Wear your Lycra with pride and lick the competition from the race track to the sportive , even if you haven’t […]

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