A Beginner’s Guide to Cycling

Let us start by congratulating you on your decision of taking up cycling once again. Well, you will not regret going back to your good old pal who’s seen your scraped knees, shared you with the motorbikes and later lost you to the motorbikes. Cheers to your decision!

By now, all of us have been familiar with all the benefits cycling can add to our lives. It is no secret that cycling is one of the easiest ways of keeping one fit. But before we jump to the guiding part, it is important for our customers to understand why the guide is necessary for them for something as simple as cycling. The answer to the question is that it is more important to understand the science behind cycling, than the actual task of cycling because then you understand your cycle better and the entire process becomes quite easier. This guide will walk you through the necessary steps to understand your bike, to build up your knowledge, confidence and fitness, so that you can hit the roads ASAP!

  • Let’s start with some research

It is quite important to have a clear understanding of the purpose behind getting back to cycling. Whether it is for commute purpose or for the sole purpose of keeping you fit or to enjoy your weekends with cycling as a leisure activity. Plan to ask a lot of questions to yourself, it will give you a clear idea as to your motive behind going back to your good old friend. It is not to say that it cannot be all of the above listed reasons, the more the better, for sure! Yulu bikes are high quality bikes with components and material frames that give you the best performance. It is wise to educate yourself on the kind of bikes you are going to use. To know more about Yulu bikes visit our website – www.yulu.bike

  • Brush up your cycling skills and Get comfortable with your bike

Now its time to brush up your cycling skills. Take the bike out for ides during the morning and/or evening when the hustle is less, with minimum chances to encounter any traffic. This is the ideal time to work on your biking skills. Understand the bike better, give some time to yourself to adapt to the shift that you’ve made, to see how you are going to tackle the obstacles on the roads. While you are in the adjusting phase, check the optimum saddle height by placing your heel on the pedal at its farthest away point, make sure to keep your leg straight. These are the basics that you need to brush upon.

  • Learning how to fix a puncture is necessary

If you are stuck in some road where there is no cycle fixing shop, the situation can be a difficult one. So, it is always safer to be self sufficient and learn how to fix punctures. You don’t want to be sitting with a flat tyre in the middle of nowhere. Learn how to fix tyres from some nearby bike shops or friends and keep practicing at home till you know it is easy. At Yulu, we always encourage our customers to be self-dependent and self-sufficient, so that they can save themselves the panic and frustration if they encounter any problem.

  • Encourage your friends too and join a cycling club

We are always willing to learn more when in a group because then the inhibitions are lesser. A good cycling club will welcome you with a friendly wheel to follow and they’ll always to be there to help you with all the technicalities, all your questions and also mechanical difficulties. They will give shape to your cycling experience. Show your willingness to learn and you are good to go.

  • Be yourself and confident on the roads

Lastly, trust yourself and be confident when you hit the roads with your Yulu bikes. Yulu always says “SAFETY FIRST!”, hence when you start, ride about few metres on the edge of the road to accustom yourself with the road and traffic and also the obstacles and it also encourages other riders to give you more room to ride. Respect your fellow drivers and they will respect you!

So, what are you waiting for! Get going with your Yulu bikes and prepare yourself to hit the roads! More power and shout out to all the cyclists on the roads.

Author: Yulu

Yulu's vision is to reduce traffic congestion by providing a scalable, affordable, efficient and clean solution for the first mile, last mile, and short distance commute. We strongly believe that short commute mode can be made more Efficient, Affordable and GREEN, thereby ensuring that future generations will have a healthy environment to live. We want to replace big personal vehicles with a smaller form factor that does not require fossil fuel. We are using IoT technology to create a vast network of shared dockless bicycles that can be rented easily by a user-friendly app in pay per use business model. We are a mission-driven company based out of India with a solid founding team and big ambitions. At Yulu we believe that every day is a mission and success is exciting when its attained with fun and as a team. If you want to solve the problem of traffic congestion, reduce pollution, positively impact the society, let's have a conversation to partner in our journey to shape a new India for our future generations.

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