Of course, you could avoid the issue in the first place and get your family out on the bike with you.
We love a go-fast-pew-pew ride as much as the next person, but the pleasure of pootling along at a few-Km/h with your brood in tow is undeniable.
Why not integrate cycling more wholly into your day-to-day life? Try ditching the car for short journeys or the school run and reap the health benefits this will afford. And just think how smug you can be about it!
A tandem is the ultimate equaliser, completely balancing out any disparity in fitness between pilot and stoker. So long as you don’t mind looking like a bit of an idiot and can get over the frustration of the first few attempts to set off, I guarantee you’ll have a blast on one.
And before anyone dares comment, no, the stoker can’t just sit on the back with their feet up.
5. Lunch time rides
Why not head out for an hour of power on the bike instead of munching your lunch at your desk?
Try to find a quiet section of road or cycle path and hammer out an effort that will leave you feeling refreshed for the afternoon.
A BikeRadar favourite is to head out to the pump track near our office for a few laps. While this won’t improve your cardio fitness, it’s a great workout for the upper body and a right laugh.