10 ways to spruce up your route planning and refresh your library of 'go to' rides

Struggling for inspiration? Bored of the same old roads? Chances are there’s more variety out there waiting to be tapped than you think…

Female cyclist on a bike ride
(Image credit: Future)

It's very easy to fall into the habit of using the same old routes every time you head out for a ride. Generally, that's fine: it's nice to ride familiar roads which you know well - there’s no worries about getting lost or suddenly finding yourself facing a 20 per cent ramp that you weren’t expecting.

That said, discovering new places and keeping your riding fresh has its own joys - the rush of anticipation and the feeling of satisfaction when you find a great new route to add to your riding repertoire. 

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