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    Cycling to lose weight

    Hi all, does anyone here cycle much?
    I ask because I have read many conflicting reports on methods for losing weight.
    One is obviously cycle lots, eat less.
    The other is specific to cadence - it suggests using a lighter gear, therefore pedalling more will be better than using a higher gear , pushing harder.
    Does anyone have any help for a n old overweight man?

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    Re: Cycling to lose weight

    I cycle a lot,mainly do it for pleasure so can't really answer your question but the added benefits are, like you say losing weight,getting fit etc.
    If you're on facebook then there's a group called "cycling advice and tips"(bike bible)where you'll find lots of info on the subject.
    Or have a look at Global Cycling Network videos on YouTube

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    Thanks for the reply, some of those videos look very interesting.
    My problem is I seem to bulk up while cycling and keep my gut
    I love my cycling, and just hope to get the fringe benefits too.
    As it's my only form of exercise, I feel I am getting fitter, but now just hope to lose some pounds too.

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    Re: Cycling to lose weight

    Quick google brings this up:
    How to lose belly fat by cycling - BikeRadar

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    That your bike oily ?

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    Re: Cycling to lose weight

    Quote Originally Posted by silverdale View Post
    That your bike oily ?
    It is silverdale,it's a Rhino F8,to celebrate Froomey's TdF win

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    Re: Cycling to lose weight

    Quote Originally Posted by wheelo01 View Post
    Hi all, does anyone here cycle much?
    I ask because I have read many conflicting reports on methods for losing weight.
    One is obviously cycle lots, eat less.
    The other is specific to cadence - it suggests using a lighter gear, therefore pedalling more will be better than using a higher gear , pushing harder.
    Does anyone have any help for a n old overweight man?
    Do be careful. My o/h wanted to lose weight so as not to be "40 and fat". Started doing exercise & diet and got hooked on it. Seriously. Lost almost 5st. (30-odd kg) in less than a year and looked terrible. Still cannot eat properly.
    Cycling was one of the culprits, at the worst time he was doing up to 100 km a day, and actually wore a bike out! Not so bad now, but gets into a serious strop if weather prevents the daily 'fix'. So it's safe to say cycling works (it was the pedalling hard type- only cyclist I know who actually looks for hills lol!) but take care not to let it take over.

    Edit: To put that weight loss into context, start weight was 13 stone, and went down to less than 8!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oily View Post
    It is silverdale,it's a Rhino F8,to celebrate Froomey's TdF win
    Jesus thats worth more than my car..infact both mine and my son's car. I have a Specialized Roubaix Pro. Just upgraded all the groupset to dura ace 7900 but it's not a patch on that of yours. Thats one bit er nice kit you got there oily, it would be wasted on the likes of me. @trev, some weight loss that, 13 1/2 st to 8st ..ffs, it's hard to lose weight when your not a huge guy and 13 1/2 aint huge.

    I agree, cycling can take over your life and like you said missing the "fix" is like a steg head missing the gym. The more you do the longer it takes and it becomes so time consuming it's scary. I got a mountain bike to brake it up and use that now for the odd 10-15 mile ride just to keep the legs going but i'm not getting any younger.
    Gotta admit though, it's the best thing you can do for your health, weight and I find, mental state. Combine it with some kind of healthy eating (cutting the crap out) and the pounds will drop off.

    But wheelo01 ? if your thinking of a bike like oilys don't tell the missus and get your house re-mortgaged

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    Re: Cycling to lose weight

    Quote Originally Posted by silverdale View Post
    Jesus thats worth more than my car..infact both mine and my son's car. I have a Specialized Roubaix Pro. Just upgraded all the groupset to dura ace 7900 but it's not a patch on that of yours. Thats one bit er nice kit you got there oily, it would be wasted on the likes of me. @trev, some weight loss that, 13 1/2 st to 8st ..ffs, it's hard to lose weight when your not a huge guy and 13 1/2 aint huge.

    But wheelo01 ? if your thinking of a bike like oilys don't tell the missus and get your house re-mortgaged
    @silverdale: It didn't cost as much as you think
    Frameset from the states,wheels I already had(Shimano WH7900 C50's)and I managed to get a second hand Di2 Ultegra groupset of fleabay for 565.Built it all up myself and to be honest I don't do it any justice

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverdale View Post
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    But wheelo01 ? if your thinking of a bike like oilys don't tell the missus and get your house re-mortgaged

    I have a bike already and do an amount of cycling, I just want to actually lose a few pounds ( we'll probably a stone or possibly two), so I know I have to change my plan somehow.
    My bike us a canyon ultimate AL with a campagnola groupset.

    I don't think it'll take over my life.

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