I wrote a blog earlier this year about why join us on our Beginner’s Holidays. Having had a summer of cycling, built up the miles in my legs and enjoyed the social side that cycling brings, I now look at our Beginner’s Holidays with different eyes.
When I went on our Lanzarote Beginner’s Week in April I was a ‘true’ beginner. With very few miles in my legs, very little experience on the bike, and my longest ride being 25miles - I was a beginner and I was extremely nervous going on it. That said, I loved it! And it filled me with the desire to continue cycling, which I did!
Have you considered going on a Beginner’s Cycling Holiday, but talked yourself out of it?
When Paul suggested I go on one of our Beginner’s Cycling Holiday, I was petrified! These were the reasons why I didn’t want to go:
1. I’m a beginner – I haven’t done much cycling before.
2. I’ve never ridden in a group before.
3. I don’t have confidence at going down hills.
4. I find going up hills tough!
5. I don’t have much knowledge about cycling and how to do it right!
Going on my first cycling holiday was daunting. There was so much to think and worry about. What if I’m not fit enough? What if I’m the slowest and slow everyone down? What if I have the least experience? What if I can’t get up the hills and have to walk? What if I can’t keep up? I might make myself look foolish.