I am a 54 years old ordinary workin man who has only recently started cycling. my son has been my biggest influence in this decision and it's been one of the best I've made. I don't pretend to be the fastest or the best climber but after just a few months I've seen my weight drop by almost a stone, my fitness improving and getting back to something like it used to be and my speed improving so all is well. I can't get out as much as I'd like to due to working nights and doing a school run every day but I try to get at least 1 decent ride a week. the cycling community is a real friendly bunch who always manage to nod or say little good mornings when cycling the opposite way which is another reason why I enjoy it so much, but by far the best thing about it is the cafe stops mmmmm.