Am I too fat to be a cyclist?

The pressure to be thin and look good on a bike makes me want to cycle less, not more, actually. It's an issue

Adam Becket
(Image credit: Future/Andy Jones)

At the end of last month, I had the privilege of going on a bike ride around the Peak District for an upcoming feature in Cycling Weekly. It was a tough day out, with 1,700-ish metres of climbing in about 90km, but one that I managed ably, despite the miserable autumnal conditions.

My job is very weird, admittedly, because as well as cycling the route so I can write about it, I was also photographed for the magazine. That was my day, cycling on my own through the grim weather and beautiful scenery, and being photographed often on the way.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.