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Any cyclists here?

I've been trying to get a bit fitter lately and started cycling. I have a hybrid bike

been doing it for a couple months now but cant seem to get my speed up at all? I usually do about 30k of an evening about 3/4 times a week. My average speed is constantly 21/22kmph which I think is pretty slow? So its taking me best part of 1hr and a half to do 30k.

Any tips on getting my speed up? Should I be increasing the 30k? Most I've ever done is 45 in the one trip I'm pretty unfit to be honest but I'm finding myself feeling much better since I started.

comment by Tam (U3559)

posted on 14/10/14

Old school toeclips & straps are still available (ebay) cheaply and give the same effect as clip-in type pedals but without the expense,if you don't want to shell out initially. Cadence is important - spinning a low gear till you have to change up is better than heaving on a high gear that you struggle to turn. Cycling shoes have a stiffened sole that doesn't flex like normal trainers so much more energy efficient. German supermarkets based here (Lidl & Aldi) often stock decent but cheap cycling shoes. Keep up the good work & all the best.

posted on 4/11/14

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posted on 4/11/14

No Wums please

Since this article I've bossed a 50k in less than 2 hours serious cyclists only here

posted on 4/11/14

M

I love my new bike very much

posted on 4/11/14

Recently did Carlisle to Preston on my bike - (San Remo special) 117miles (added an extra 20miles to beat my previous best) including Shap summit (1500 feet of ascent in 1 climb) in just under 8hrs.
Averaged 23km/h. Not bad for an old git.

Remember Rule 5

http://www.rule5.org/

posted on 4/11/14

Here he is

posted on 5/11/14

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posted on 23/12/14

Do you use little training wheels or did mummy buy you a tricicle? Good luck, and keep those bandaids handy

posted on 23/12/14

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posted on 30/6/15

comment by Tam (U3559)
posted on 14/10/14
Old school toeclips & straps are still available (ebay) cheaply and give the same effect as clip-in type pedals but without the expense,if you don't want to shell out initially. Cadence is important - spinning a low gear till you have to change up is better than heaving on a high gear that you struggle to turn. Cycling shoes have a stiffened sole that doesn't flex like normal trainers so much more energy efficient. German supermarkets based here (Lidl & Aldi) often stock decent but cheap cycling shoes. Keep up the good work & all the best.
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There is a pretty massive difference between toeclips and using SPD's with proper cycling shoes. If you don't find that then you are doing it wrong.

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