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Types of Cycling
People ride a bike for different reasons. Some do it to save money, some to get fitter, some to experience travel at a slower pace and others to travel at a faster one! A few ride out of necessity but most because of one simple reason; cycling is fun!
Cycling can generally be classified into four main types:
Utility cycling can best be described as cycling in pursuit of achieving a day to day task such as getting to work, shopping or just getting from A to B.
Sometimes a distance is too great to cover by bicycle alone, but that doesn't mean that you have to ditch the bicycle and jump in a car.
Cycling can be tremendous fun. Recreational riding is one of the more accessible physical pursuits allowing people from all corners to come together in their love of cycling.
Riding a bike for recreation is a great way for meeting new people.
Doing it because its there - MTBing, road cycling within an endurance event such as l'Etape du Tour or racing - either Time Trialing (against the clock over a given distance, a particularly British thing) or in a race in a bunch.