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5 Ways to Increase your Cycling Motivation

Posted on June 16th 2017 by Jordan Belfort.
Updated on: June 19th 2017.

Just like with all exercise, cycling can sometimes seem like a bit of a chore. When your legs ache from a previous ride, or you’ve had a long day at work, getting up from the sofa and getting on your bike might seem like the last thing you want to do. But that’s the hardest part. Once you’re out there you won’t regret it.

So what’s the best way to conquer a slump and get back on the saddle?

We’ve put together some top tips to help motivate you to get out there and keep on riding.

Bike Week

If after a while away you need a reason to get back on your bike regularly, take part in Bike Week UK. Running in the summer each year, the event has become a nationwide experience that encourages people to get out on their bikes and ride. Keep up to date via their twitter @WeAreCyclingUK to see the dates it will take place each year. Enter their competitions and use their hashtag #BikeWeekUK to get involved.

Change it up

Do some rummaging online and find yourself some new cycling routes. This will help you avoid falling into the same boring routine. Going the same route every time you go out for a ride is a sure fire way to reduce your motivation. Make cycling an opportunity to get out there and see the world. There are plenty of breath taking bike routes around the UK for you to take advantage of.

Challenge yourself

After all cycling is a sport, and one that some people take to the extreme. Set yourself some challenges to ramp up the intensity of your rides and keep them interesting. Embrace some healthy competition and challenge your friends who ride to see who can ride the furthest or set the best times. Use this to immerse yourself in the cycling culture, motivating yourself to get out there and earn some bragging rights.

Commute

This doesn’t necessarily have to be a commuting to and from work everyday of the week. Simply use your bike to get to work a few days a week. Remember, you don’t have to go on a ride to the top of a mountain every time you sit on the saddle. Take it easy and get some very practical use out of your bike as transport.

Get equipped

Having inefficient bike storage can be quite frustrating and adds yet another step in the way of you getting out there to ride. Get a bike rack or a wall rack installed to keep your bike secured but still easily accessible. Make the suggestion at work to invest in a bike shelter to encourage yourself and others to ride there instead. The more locations that you can safely and securely store your bicycle, the more likely you are to ride it.

Visit the Workplace Products website to see the full range of Cycle Shelters and Cycle Racks and find the right bike storage for you.

Share these tips on social media and get in touch to let us know how you keep motivated to keep on cycling.

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