It's not bad for a beginner to ride on consecutive days. Unlike running, cycling is a low-impact sport so you don't get the stresses on your joints as you would when you run. For a beginner runner, you need time for your joints and tendons to get used to the impacts, normally about 6 months or so. Saying that, I've been running for about 18 months now and can't run more than 3x a week without feeling crappy.
I'd say you're more likely to get more benefit cycling 3-4 days a week right now. Riding more may lead to overtraining and burnout, not a good plan. Quality workouts are always better than quantity, there's too much going on life-wise for any junk workouts! However, I'd X-train on a couple of days (and ST then too).
As a Duathlete, I run 3x and bike 3x a week in winter (with 2x ST). Once the snow goes and I start commuting to work, I'll cycle 6x week but my commute miles will be very easy unless I'm doing a workout on the way home.
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