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Girona – Spain's Cycling Hub

Apart from being one of the most visited cities in Spain, this beautiful historic Catalan destination plays host to some of the world’s best Pro Cyclists.  In fact, there has been a number of Pros that have chosen to live there, and you can typically find over 120 Pros based there during the cycling season.  But why is it such an attraction?

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A Beginner's Cycling Journey: Part 6 - Words of Wisdom!

I’ve been out on rides with a number of experienced riders, including one coach.  Each gave me different advice – some conflicting.  I’ve now found my own way of doing things; a way that seems to work for me.  It may not be technically correct, but I’m happy with it.  I manage to get up the hills (just) and down the hills (without too much braking!) However, here are some words of wisdom (from those with more experience than me)  I repeatedly say to myself when I’m out riding.

 

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A Beginner's Cycling Journey: Part 6 - Words of Wisdom!

I’ve been out on rides with a number of experienced riders, including one coach.  Each gave me different advice – some conflicting.  I’ve now found my own way of doing things; a way that seems to work for me.  It may not be technically correct, but I’m happy with it.  I manage to get up the hills (just) and down the hills (without too much braking!) However, here are some words of wisdom (from those with more experience than me)  I repeatedly say to myself when I’m out riding.

 

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A Beginner's Cycling Journey: Part 4 - Someone to Ride With

Although I began to enjoy riding, I found it quite lonely.  The countryside was stunning and the time for me was soul searching and cleansing.  However, there’s something about exercising with a friend or a group.  So, I set out to find a group.  My fitness was at a decent level because of running. I wanted to cycle with a group to learn and become more confident, as well as make friends.   

 

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