Training advice is available dime-a-dozen, in your favourite bunch and further afield. Boy, there are some howlers, though.
By Jordan Smith |
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Training advice is freely available from all angles, and while the intentions are usually noble, there is an awful lot of old-wivery out there, too.
We’ve all received some bad advice at some point in our cycling lives. Whether you’re a competitive racer, a recreational rider, or a commuter, there’s someone out there who couldn’t wait to offer unsolicited advice about how you should ride.
We put out the call for the worst training advice cyclists ever got, andthe answers you gave on our social media feeds delivered. This advice ranges from head-scratching to old-school to downright offensive. Though you’ve likely heard (and rolled your eyes at) some of these comments—especially ones your non-cyclist friends love to make—multiple times, other examples of what someone considered “helpful advice” might be a surprise.
Here is a fine collection of crackers, some only slightly unhelpful, some downright criminal!