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Base Training – Make sure you don’t ignore it this winter!

· B A S E  T R A I N I N G · ⚠️ Make sure you don’t ignore it this winter ⚠️ I see a lot of people these days claiming that base training is dead, and that you are far better off smashing out the high intensity intervals all winter 🤔 Well […]

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Strengths and Weaknesses

To succeed at bike racing you need to be an all-round cyclist and need to tread a careful balance between your strengths and weaknesses. Winter is the perfect time to get a clear picture in your mind on what you need to work on to improve. ”Look after your weaknesses and your strengths will look […]

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Sprinting for Success

Having a decent sprint finish is important. The bottom line is that a lot of races end in a sprint. Who doesn’t dream of beating everyone else and throwing their arms in the air – whether it’s on the Champs-Elysées or across a line painted on the road that marks the end of your evening handicap […]

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Your First Race

Your First Race Whether it’s your first event ever or just your first race of the year, it can be a stressful occasion – are you fast enough? have you done the right preparation? will you remember everything you need? First timers and seasoned racers are all familiar with the sudden need for a last-minute […]

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Stay indoors – train harder

No traffic to dodge and maximum stability – turbo training effectively allows you to ride harder, stressing your heart, lungs and muscles to their limits, causing better training adaptation and improvements in your physical capacity. A basic turbo plus the addition of a rear wheel-mounted computer can help to quantify your sessions. It will also […]

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Take it Easy, Rest after a Hard Season

After a long season we can all benefit from an off-season break, regardless of the level of competition or training we do. No one can maintain focus and motivation all year round and time off will allow you to return to your training refreshed and enthusiastic. Low level amateur cyclists are often the ones that […]

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Turbo Training Power

The turbo trainer is your friend, not your enemy. Use it effectively and the friendship will blossom… Riders have varying relationships with their turbo trainers. Some see them as instruments of torture to be avoided at all costs; others a necessary evil; while some rare individuals claim to enjoy riding hard and going nowhere. Whatever […]

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Greatest Errors of Cycle Training AVOIDED

Greatest Errors of Cycle Training AVOIDED We take a look at the seven biggest mistakes committed by cyclists when training… NOT RESTING ENOUGH Ever heard the saying ‘rest is the most important part of training’? While it might sound counterintuitive – and you certainly won’t get very far on rest alone – insufficient rest can […]

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Hard Road To Cycling Success

HARD ROAD TO CYCLING SUCCESS To train harder you have to know which types of sessions will push you to your max. Here we look at eight different approaches to training to see how effective they are… Here are eight key training sessions, a handful of which will feature on most cyclists’ training plans – […]

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Get fit in 5 hours

GET FIT IN FIVE HOURS Most cyclists can’t drop everything to go out training. Families, work and social commitments can conspire to keep you off the bike, so you need to maximise your time and start training effectively. And we’re going to tell you how… Cycling may well be your greatest passion but it may […]

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