'I was 20 stone when I started, now I want to be a National Champion' - 69-year-old's tips on getting fit later in life

Chris Maffei's first four mile ride took him three hours, now he's averaging over 20 miles an hour

Chris Maffei climbs at the national champs
(Image credit: Phil Carr)

Cycling is an activity, or sport, you can enjoy at any age. Fitness writer Hannah Reynolds has been speaking to cyclists in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond, bringing tips, advice and inspiration from cyclists who are still pedalling as the decades progress.

Owner of a north-west construction firm Chris Maffei reached 20 stone before a chance glance at his reflection in a shop window shocked him into weight loss. Since discovering cycling he has competed in time trials and hill climbs. He hopes to win an age group National Championship in 2024. 

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