I`m fairly new to the sport and I see the people in my town half have clips and the other clipless pedals. Is there any advantage to using clipless competitively or recreationally?

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    You're clear that clipless pedals still have you clipped into the pedal, right?
    – Batman
    Apr 25, 2016 at 21:51
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    @Batman yes, clipless uses cleats to attach to the bike and the toe straps you slide a tennis shoe in. I understand how they work but is it worth it to switch from straps to clipless?
    – Perry Bunn
    Apr 25, 2016 at 22:03
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    Probably a duplicate of one of the existing questions. advantages of different clipless or straps over clipless for example.
    – Móż
    Apr 25, 2016 at 23:25
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    This has to be one of the more common questions on this site. Stackexchange's search function is really good - try it out. For me, cleats "did nothing" till I went back to flats, and realised that for me its about keeping the foot on the pedal, not about lifting on the upstroke.
    – Criggie
    Apr 26, 2016 at 1:19