How to ride a bicycle

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Young or old you can always learn to ride a bike. It is a common misconception that if you have not learned to ride a bike as a child you never will be able to ride. But experts have proved that this is just a myth. As long as you follow the right steps, you will be soaring through your favourite places in no time. Here are a couple of important tips that will help you get started.

Find the right bike

First and foremost go and get yourself a bike. When you own something there is a stronger urge to learn to use it. Now one thing you need to keep in mind when selecting a bike is the right bike size. One way you can make sure that the bike is the right size is by ensuring that the top tube is not pressing against you. If you find it difficult to manoeuvre your bike, you probably need a smaller or bigger sized one. Also, it is helpful to know that the height of your seat can be adjusted. So if you find it difficult to reach the pedals or the handlebars, sometimes all you need to do is simply adjust the seat height. One way you can make sure that the seat is at the right height is by ensuring that your feet just touch the ground when you sit on it. You should also be able to easily access the handlebars and brakes. Get help in selecting the right bike, for it is important that you feel absolutely comfortable.

Learn to get on and off of your bike

It may sound like a rather simple task but for a newbie just figuring out how to get on and off the bike without losing balance, is quite the task. Keep in mind though that if you have mastered this you have won half the battle. While getting onto the bike, slightly tilt the bike towards you, apply the brakes to ensure the bike does not move forward and hop on. While getting off, you will need to apply the brake once again, drop one foot down and slowly get off the bike.

Always keep in mind that you can just press the brakes

Learning to ride a bike requires a lot of confidence and just knowing that you can brake whenever there is a crisis gives you the feeling that you have this process under control. You should practice braking and get used to doing it every time you want your bike to stop. One tip in braking is to apply an equal amount of pressure on both of the brakes.

Practice balance and vision

You can use other instruments to practice the art of balance and going on a scooter or roller-skates may help, but in the end, it boils down to balancing yourself on a bike. So sit on it and try to balance on the bike. Keep your vision focused on what is before you and pedal slowly. You should make sure you look ahead and not down for you have to be alert to what is before you.

Practice and practice some more

Becoming good at riding a bike, requires a lot of practice. One way you can practice riding a bike is to make sure you do enough bike riding when you are on your holiday. There are some hotels that offer bikes for riding making this a perfect way to explore the city. In fact, bike riding is one of the most popular excursions in Wadduwa and hotels such as Taprobana Wadduwa by Asia Leisure are ideal places from which to head off on fun bike excursions.