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Taking up Cycling
I'm new to the site, and looking for feedback from anyone who has arthritis in the lumbar area / hip who has taken the plunge and bought a bike to increase their fitness? I am considering purchasing an e-bike so that if I experience any problems I can use the battery power to get home!
I have spoken to a well-reviewed bike shop in Worcester and the chap advised that, as long as I buy a 'sit up and beg' style (or Dutch style) bike I should be ok. When I explained that I am nearly 60 and have arthritis he said that I could expect a few aches and pains at first but everybody gets them when they cycle so I shouldn't worry, and that I'm 'overthinking it'.
Has anybody else taken up cycling, and if so, how has it gone and have you experienced any problems or, at worst, ended up selling the bike?