I have been back to cycling for less than a week now but am
thoroughly enjoying it so far.
I have managed to get in a few small rides this week. The first was 5 miles over gravel track,
then a couple of short 2-3 miles and one ride of 12 miles over gravel, tarmac and loose stone. All these
on my Giant hybrid. I have now just finished a 5 mile ride on the road (in a strong headwind) but I
have to admit that it felt tough going!! It took about 25 mins in total.
I just wondered at what stage will my stamina start to improve and enable me to do such rides easily??
Should I continue riding a set route until it becomes easy and then build on it or just keep riding
random routes of varying distances???
I ultimately aim to commute 10 miles each way at least a few times a week but this seems a long way off at the moment.