I would suggest that if you are getting into cycling or have just got into it, get yourself a buddy. I was cycled solo for years. I didn’t want to slow anyone down or get pushed past my comfort zone.
But I have to admit cycling with a buddy has really opened up my cycling. My cycling buddy is a lot fitter and in better shape than me, therefore at his standard pace I really am having to push. It has got me beating personal bests on Strava and it is great to have someone to gossip about cycling with – not what Mrs. FatCycles considers a great topic for conversation.
If you are looking for people to go cycling with look up your local club. There are loads of resources to find clubs, in the UK try British Cycling
I promise you will get more from cycling, get fitter, meet like minded people and have a laugh.