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Cycling for the over 50s

I started cycling a year and a half ago and have found that after years of doing nothing but bringing in the bread and family I was uber unfit I started by doing less than a mile and was exhausted however I do see many older than me cyclists bombing down the roads and would like to know the experiences of the older fatter unfit person.
My first thing was to give up my sedentary life style by giving up and saving money on SKY/Virgin TV channels.
I am now a fair bit fitter but still no where near 100% in fact at am about 30% As I was embarrassed about my fitness ride on my own that way no one gets to see me stopped on the side of the road less often now then used to be.
I have done 100miles and am comfortable to about 50 easily however I find my recovery takkes ages.
I am for the first time trying the energy gels tio see if they help because to date I only ever drank water enroute
I read about other peoples achievments and try and replicate to see if I can do them so will do the London Brighton, London Paris etc did ride to Dinan this month which was great

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Karen M Cycling for the over 50s Tribe

Contributorbronze Karen M I started cycling again in my 50th year. Aiming for fitter slimmer me, for cycling, walking, running, weights to be my default activity. Goodbye tv forever. Hello activity.!,

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Satinder A Cycling for the over 50s Tribe
I started cycling a year and a half ago and have found that after years of doing nothing but bringing in the bread and family I was uber unfit I started by doing less than a mile and was exhausted however I do see many older than me cyclists bombi...

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