I am 59 years old. Started cycling September 2012.I have an incurable lung disorder called Bronchiectasis and have had it for 6 years, but becoming a vegan and a cyclist, has helped the condition immensely.
When I started cycling, it was to get fitter and I rode a cheap hand me down mountain bike from my father inlaw.
I met a mate who was a keen road bike cyclist for many years and he lent me one of his road bikes.
Well what a difference to my old bike. The comparison of driving a knackered old Hillman imp, then driving a new Ferrari. I was hooked.
I have got my own road bikes now and found that cycling is like a drug.
Once you start it's hard to stop.
The best bit of kit I got was a Power Meter. Which shows you how much power you are putting through the pedals on each ride.