Nine cycling myths (and why they're wrong)

We go bust those myths that might be stopping you getting into cycling. In association with Decathlon

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As cyclists, we're a misunderstood bunch. Apparently every single cyclist is a middle-aged man in unflattering tight clothing riding around on a bike costing thousands and thousands of pounds. However this really isn't the case, so we've teamed up with Decathlon to break down nine cycling myths that might be stopping you getting into riding.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.