I have just bought a bike and I can't figure out how to use the gears. Can any of you cyclists out there help me please?
My bike has got 15 gears (although how they work that out is a mystery to me). They work by twisting the handlebars. The ones on the right are numbered 1 to 5 and work the front cogs. The ones on the left are L to H (which I guess is low to high) and work the back cogs.
The first time I went out on it I was exhausted within a few minutes because it was hard work and my legs were peddling too fast.
On Sunday I had another go and found that it was easier when the right hand side was set at 5 and the left hand side was set at a couple of notches above L. But then when I got a bit of speed up my legs were peddling to fast and I didn't know which way to turn the gears.