Everyone's biggest fear when they're training for a big ride is the thought of cycling uphill. Even worse, the thought of not being able to make it, having to walk, or hitching a ride in the support van. But, your next tour doesn't have to be this way. Hills are never easy, but with these six tips, and a little practice, it will get easier.
Cycling is supposed to be one of the most enjoyable things in life. Sometimes, your ride doesn't turn out to be everything it's cracked up to be and your poor bum feels incredibly sore during or after your ride, known as saddle sore. Saddle sore is one of the most common injuries for beginner cyclists.
What exactly is saddle sore? At first, it shows up as irritated skin on your behind right where your seat (or saddle) makes contact with your body. It's generally just a soreness you feel after you ride. Your shorts and skin rub together while you ride and overtime can infect hair follicles, cause boils or even painful abscesses.
To help keep your rides as enjoyable as they should be we've put together a list of 11 ways to avoid saddle sore from occurring.