Five reasons why racing is great for your cycling
The past 12 months has brought the ScyclePro coaching group some wonderful experiences where riders have taken the plunge into club racing and discovered the next-level motivation, excitement and camaraderie that is difficult to find in any other form of cycling. For each of these riders, the path to “pinning on” that first race number has been anything but smooth. There have been many false starts, doubts and even a little fear (many think racing is too aggressive and intimidating) along the way and this, it seems, is fairly common.
Like any sport, cycle racing has its risks, but the dangers to riders at club races are very low and usually over-estimated by riders. Most find that once they have that first race under their belts, the fear and intimidation is instantly gone. What is left is a whole new world of riding intensity, energy and fun that will change the way you think about cycling.
So, I strongly encourage every cyclist to give racing a go at some point. Most clubs have great support systems in place to assist new riders in their transition to racing. Once you start, here are five reasons you will be very glad you did:
So, if you ever even so such as thought of racing, I urge you to give it a go. I know you won’t regret it and equally certain it will provide some of your best ever cycling experiences.