A nation watched as Team GB’s cyclists blew the competition away at the Olympics and Paralympic Games. Victoria Pendleton, Sir Chris Hoy, Laura Trott, Sarah Storey, Mark Colbourne, Neil Fachie, Anthony Kappes, Jason Kenny... the list of gold medallists goes on.
And that’s just the action from the Velodrome! Bradley Wiggins won the time trial and with seven Olympic medals to his name, became the most decorated British Olympian.
So it’s hardly surprising that many people – young and old – are pumping up their tyres, raising their saddles and choosing pedal power over petrol. Cycling is a great way to get fit and out of the house at the same time. It’s so much more fun to ride your bike through the countryside than to pound a treadmill at home or in the gym. Getting out into the fresh air, taking in the scenery around Haverhill, stopping off at a pub for lunch (ok, so perhaps not the healthiest of pastimes, but still good fun!), cycling can be as competitive and active as you want it to be.
Of course, it is important that your bike is safe and fit for the roads. You may be tempted to grab the ten year old mountain bike out of the garage, fiddle with the tyres for a minute and ride off into the sunset. However, the day out on the open road may come unstuck if your bike isn’t up to the task.
We suggest that before you decide to plan that ten mile circular route, you nip across to Aerocyles in Haverhill. Known as Suffolk’s dedicated cycling store, Aerocyles is run by a team who adore everything to do with bikes. From repairs to bikes and accessories; clothing and helmets to its innovative BikeFit service; you can rely on Aerocycles to get you and your bike on the road in tip top condition, whether you are new to cycling or a professional.
Aerocycles’ BikeFit service is ideal for anyone who has recently bought a bike or dusted down the old one from the loft. Aerocyles will configure your bike to ensure that it suits you perfectly, assessing your cycling requirements, evaluating your riding style and adjusting every element of your bike, riding position, posture and stance.
Simply put, if you want to start taking cycling a little bit seriously, you need to speak to the team at Aerocycles. And, on Sundays, they organise rides! So why not get out, get fit and meet some new people along the way?