Eight reasons why riding in a group is better than riding alone

You can get by with a little help from your friends

summer cycling essentials
(Image credit: chris catchpole)

There's something beautiful about taking off on a long solo ride, nothing but you and the road. But then again, it can absolutely dull as ditchwater.

So what's better than rounding up a few mates and hitting the road as a group to get your motivation and miles up.

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