anxiety before a bike ride

How to handle anxiety before a bike ride

I was on a longish women’s only bike ride a couple of weeks ago and the conversation between me and the rider beside me led to our common experiences with anxiety before a bike ride. She had had a poor night’s sleep before the ride because she was worrying that she’d struggle to keep up. I had also had a poor night’s sleep, not because I worried I would keep up but because I had the responsibility of ride leadership. As we talked, others joined in the conversation and shared their own experiences of pre-ride anxiety which got me thinking

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