View Cart:  0 item, items, $

Tips on How to Avoid a Sore Butt from Cycling

  • Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Posted By Admin

One of the unfortunate by-products of cycling is butt soreness. This is an important issue because if your backside starts to hurt, both your ride enjoyment and average speed can plummet. Not only that but many cyclists worry about the long term health effects that may be brought on by butt soreness from cycling such as erectile dysfunction in men and urinary problems in women. However, fear not - these tips will help you spend less time shifting around to find a more comfortable position and more time enjoying your ride.

Wear bike shorts: A pair of quality bike shorts is essential for protecting your bottom while you are on extended rides. You should choose a pair that is well-fitting and that has a chamois or a gel liner. If you do multi-day rides, you may need at least two pairs so that one pair is always ready when you are.

Use Chamois cream: Chamois cream is an anti-bacterial, viscous substance that helps eliminate friction between skin and clothing, and therefore the chafing that can occur during a ride. Try applying liberal amounts directly to places that are feeling irritated.

Get the right saddle: A great saddle is one of, if not the most important thing you can purchase to make your ride more comfortable. Just make sure that your saddle is fitted properly and that it is either dead straight or angles to a degree down in front. (You do not want to have to crouch forward too often as this can affect your groin and back area.)

Build-up slowly: If you are not used to cycling for long distances, consider starting out gradually with shorter, less intense rides. By slowing following a structured training plan you will be able to develop both fitness and proper technique which will help you reduce butt soreness.

How to Treat Saddle Sores
The above advice can help you to avoid saddle sores, but no one is immune from this condition. If you are already suffering from saddle soreness, these tips can help.

Take time off from biking: We know how addicting cycling can be but if you begin to suffer from saddle soreness take a day or two off. While you are recovering, wear loose, breathable clothing for the best chance of healing your sore bum.

Use an antibacterial cream: If you develop a rash and other minor skin ailments an antibacterial cream can work wonders on the old backside. Ask your doctor or local pharmacist which is best for your condition.

See your doctor: Really bad saddle sores may require medical intervention. If are having problems sitting, walking, etc. then it may be time to contact your doctor.

We trust these tips will help you to avoid getting a sore butt and/or saddle sores. Also, once you have discovered the best method to reduce saddle soreness, come join us on one of our bike tour vacations. Your friends, family or colleagues will experience some of the best that nature has to offer with one of the best biking vacations on the Internet.

Other News
2021 Tour Dates & Pricing
  • Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Posted By Benton Hart
After much consternation we are ready to offer an extremely limited menu of local bicycle tours. We are waiting for better vaccination rates and perm...
6 Expert Tips for Winter Cycling
  • Monday, November 2, 2020
  • Posted By Admin
We all know that a little thing like winter weather is not enough to dissuade avid cyclists from hitting the road and enjoying their favorite sport. S...
Disc Brakes vs. Rim Brakes
  • Friday, October 2, 2020
  • Posted By Admin
This can be a very important decision when you are buying a mountain bike. There are actually two answers to the question of disc brakes or rim brakes...
How Cycling 15 Minutes a Day can Improve Your Overall Health
  • Monday, September 21, 2020
  • Posted By Admin
When done properly, cycling can be an effective and enjoyable form of aerobic exercise. It can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, ...
Safe Bicycling Guide 2020: 6 Ideas for Staying Safe While Biking
  • Monday, August 24, 2020
  • Posted By Admin
In case you missed it, last May was Bicycle Safety Month. During this month - which is promoted by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Hi...
The 5 Best Cycling Apps that you Should Download
  • Thursday, July 23, 2020
  • Posted By Admin
There's no shortage of apps aimed at cyclists. In fact, that is the problem. There are so many apps out there that choosing the right one can be quite...
5 Ways Cycling Benefits Seniors
  • Thursday, June 18, 2020
  • Posted By Admin
Seniors often have a difficult time finding just the right exercise. The goal being to find one that keeps them healthy yet at the same time, that is ...
6 Interesting Facts about the Natchez Trace
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • Posted By Admin
The Natchez Trace Parkway and National Scenic Trail commemorate the historic Natchez Trace, an ancient path that began as a wildlife and Native Americ...
5 Tips for Cycling in Blustery Conditions
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
  • Posted By Admin
Riding into a headwind or crosswind can be very challenging. For one thing, it can reduce your speed greatly. For another thing it can cause you to lo...
The 5 Most Common Cycling Injuries (And What to Do about Them)
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  • Posted By Admin
First off, cycling is a high-quality, aerobic exercise that is great for your cardiovascular health. However, cycling is not without its injuries. For...
Spring Tune-up Tips for Your Bike
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Posted By Admin
If you haven't ridden your bike this winter then you've probably spend most of the time like many of us - hibernating. However, before you know it spr...
7 Celebrities You Didn't Know were Cyclists
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Posted By Admin
Among the many kinds of people who are raising awareness and respect for cyclists around the world are celebrities. The sport is ideal for them in tha...
5 Bad Weather Cycling Tips
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Posted By Admin
Though no one looks forward to wet rides, there are times when less-than-ideal situation conditions come up when you are on the road. Thus, it pays to...
Germany's Romantic Road: The Top Sights of Germany's Most Popular Bike Route
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Posted By Benton Hart
Passing through medieval towns including Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dinkelsbhül, Nördlingen, and Füssen, the Romantic Road (Romantische ...
6 Great Movies about Cycling
  • Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Posted By Benton Hart
Winter is just a breath away and one of the favorite pastimes of many Americans is movie watching. So, why not take a break from the superhero movies,...
Things to Do and Places to Seek in Ancient Corinth
  • Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Posted By Benton Hart
Many people know ancient Greece to be the "birthplace or Western civilization" and when you join us on one of our Greece bike tours you will know why....
Tips for Recovering after Long Bike Ride
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Posted By Benton Hart
It's a well known fact among famous athletes and the men and women who help them train that recovery is just as important as training. If you don't gi...
Tips for Buying a Used Bike
  • Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Posted By Benton Hart
If you're not a mechanic, then shopping for a used bike can be somewhat daunting. This is because among many clunkers, there are some standout, used b...
How to Choose a Bike for Long Distance Touring
  • Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Posted By Benton Hart
Days of traffic free bike paths, breathtaking scenery, and magnificent structures shrouded in antiquity - these are just some of the sights to behold ...
Reasons You Should Visit the Cotswolds in England
  • Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Posted By Priority Media
Spanning 800 square miles (or 1287.48 kilometers for our European friends), the Cotswolds is the quintessential English paradise that is known for its...
Tips for Preparing for your First Long Distance Bike Tour
  • Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Posted By Classic Adventures
TV's science guy Bill Nye once said that, "bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There's something wrong with a society that drives a c...
It's a Family Affair - Celebrating 40 years!
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018
  • Posted By Benton Hart
Welcome to Classic Adventures 2019, our 40th year offering world-class vacations to Europe and North America. Ambitious undertakings often start with ...