I found my way into cycling by accident, having agreed to do a sprint triathlon. I discovered that, whilst I hated running (note: still do!), I did enjoy spending time on a road bike.
I’m happy to go out cycling alone but I definitely find I push myself harder when I’m trying to keep up with the boys. And I enjoy the social aspect, especially on the rainy days when I’d be more inclined to stay indoors!
My learning: don’t buy a white bike if you’re as obsessed with cleanliness as I am. When it comes to winter I find myself constantly cleaning the bike. Thankfully, I also learned that ‘Muc-Off’ is cheaper in bulk packs.