Cycling that won’t empty your pockets

The popularity of cycling in South Africa is increasing rapidly. If you are a casual guy that just loves riding your bike or whether you are a cyclist that likes competing in races, there are great places to ride and compete in South Africa. But it can be a hard sport to start out in, because it can be expensive.

But never fear, there are ways you can start cycling and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. If money is tight you might want to think about getting some used cycling equipment. You can purchase a used mountain bike for loads cheaper than a new bike. Buying a used bike might not be a bad idea if you are just starting out. You don’t want to buy the most expensive bike that you can afford if you don’t even know if you will be sticking to the sport.

Other cycling equipment, like that Polar watch to monitor your heart rate you’ve had your eye on, can also be bought for cheaper than they are in the shops. All you have to do is do some searching online and Junk Mail is just the place to start. There you will find Polar watches for less than they cost in normal retail shops. You might even find that cool looking new helmet that you want.

Another nice thing about buying used cycling equipment is that you might meet your new riding partner. The person selling his or her bicycle might just invite you to join him or her on their next race or might be looking for someone to cycle with in the afternoon after work. We all know it helps you stick to an exercise regime if you have someone else doing it with you plus it will motivate you.

If you are looking for info on places to go ride your mountain bike or if you want to do some research on training and nutrition bicycling.co.za is also a great resource. They also have reviews on cycling gear and much more. So what are you waiting for?

You don’t have to spend a fortune to start your journey to becoming the next Tour De France winner. Just be smart about it and use the Junk Mail Cycling section to your advantage.

Saskia Meintjes

Hyperactive, extremely realistic and addicted to reading can best describe me. Life is all about the good memories and sitting around will not create them.

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