When I first started cycling like most I wasn’t a fan of hills, the ones near me in Surrey even scared me a little. However after cycling over three mountain ranges and many hills to get across Canada I found I enjoyed climbing hills on my bike and I now embrace the challenge. Watch the video to find out how to better deal with hills so you can learn to love them too.
I thought it would be fun to make the Ride With Me style videos a monthly occurrence, a chance to pick a cycling subject, show various cycling routes and answer any questions you may have (feel free to ask questions in the comments below or in the comments of a video I read them all).
On this ride I take you on my longer cycling commute home via Richmond Park in West London and answer the question how I went from cycle commuting to cycling as a sport.
Last weekend I went out for a solo ride and being that I’ve only ever gotten one flat in 3 years on my road bike I overconfidently went out with a Co2 pump, having never used one before. However because of a little mishap with the pump I had the fortune to meet the Dittons Velo who have invited me to ride them, so it all worked out rather nicely.
If you are in the London area and are looking for a group to ride with, they have the right attitude, fun first on a ride. You can find out more on their website.