3. Use your gears
When climbing hills shift into a gear that will keep your cadence in the right range of rpm’s so you can make it up the hill without putting undue stress on your knees.
4. Get a proper bike fit
Having your bike set up to fit your body will make riding much easier, more efficient and cause you much less pain and soreness during and after the ride.
5. Get the right saddle
Getting the right saddle will make a huge difference when riding.
Don’t think the thickest padding will give you the most comfortable ride. A longer seat with a cutout will generally be the best type of saddle. Read reviews online and find out what others like, then test ride a few.