I have just purchased a recumbent bike – it’s a pretty sturdy gym-like model made by Vision Fitness and I’m very pleased with it. However I now realize I have no idea how many miles I should do a day – I am 47 years old and I weigh 17 stone which I urgently need to shed.
What would be a good daily target in terms of miles?
I’m concerned that it’s realistic – in the past I’ve aimed for over-ambitious regimes then given up.
Or is it less important to exercise every day but go further/raise the gradient level etc sat 4 days a week.
There are 16 settings for gradient – again any recommendations on a setting in conjunction with a recommended distance per work out would be massively appreciated?
Apologies if these questions seem quite straightforward but this is all new to me!