So, who’s been enjoying the Tour de France over the last few weeks? It has been yet another gruelling competition, making new fans of the sport of cycling as it always does. But, what do you do in the weeks to follow? How can you satisfy your craving when the Tour de France is all over? Here are some suggestions.
Wait For The Olympics
The next big event after the Tour de France is the Olympics. It is sure to be yet another gruelling contest that will keep fans on the edge of their seats. The Olympics take place throughout August, with cycling in the schedule almost from day one. Start by preparing your viewing schedule now, and get ready for some more great action in just a few weeks.
Take Up Cycling Yourself!
It’s one thing watching it on TV, but it’s even better when you can get out there and start cycling yourself. The possibilities are endless. If you want to, you can simply spend the time cycling around your local neighbourhood. If you want to take it to the next level, pick up some women’s or men’s cycling kits and pursue the competitive nature of the sport. There are lots of ways to get involved.
Books & DVD’s
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have come across all sorts of cycling-related entertainment. DVD’s of the Tour de France are easily found, but the same goes for a lot of cycling-related events. Alternatively, the book world is packed with autobiographies from some of the sport’s biggest stars. You can’t run out of engaging and exciting material to keep you busy until the Tour de France rolls around once again. Go online for the biggest selection.
Study The Sport In Greater Detail
The great thing about cycling is that it is so in-depth. What you see with your own two eyes is just a very small part of the whole experience. You can’t learn everything about cycling from simply watching the Tour de France. Take the time to immerse yourself deeper into the sport. You’ll gain a new appreciation for just how incredible it can be, making your viewing experience that much better. Whether you do this with books, YouTube videos or online research is totally up to you.
Play The Game
You might not know it, but there’s an official Tour de France 2016 video game! In fact, it’s a yearly release that comes out on popular consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This is the closest you can get to living the Tour de France experience without actually being in it! If you’re more interested in the management side of the event, you can also get Pro Cycling Manager 2016 for PC. Both options are sure to hold your interest in the weeks and months following the real thing.
It’s great to having another cycling fan on board! Not only is cycling an exciting sport, but it can do wonders for your health if you’re willing to get out there. Have fun!
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