When Cyclists are Ready to Race

It is a natural next step for Cyclists to test their boundaries in a pending race or event. It is common for self-doubts to arise when you contemplate signing up for a competition. Deciding if or when you are ready to move up in the ranks will depend on a variety of factors. While we are our own toughest critic, being able to look closely at the boundaries, limitations and expectations will have the most successful results. (more…)

How to Train for a Century Bike Race

If you have found that cycling has become more than a work commute and just pottering about at weekends on your bike, you may realize that you are ready to take the next step up and try a century bike ride. A century ride or race consists of riding one hundred miles within half a day, that is to say twelve hours. Many cycling clubs arrange century events to raise money for either charity or the club and this is a great way to get into the event. (more…)

Endurance Cycling Strategies

Riding endurance races does not need just stamina and really good health, it also is critical to have a good strategy during the entire race. In this blog we look at the strategies you must focus on not during the race itself, but as a way to prepare for the big day. (more…)

How to Train for Criterium Bike Races

If you are not into endurance bike racing then it is a fair bet that you prefer criterium races, as a spectator sport criterium races are hard to beat as they are much shorter than endurance races and show explosive power. To train to race for criterium you must, first of all, get to a required level of fitness, then start to do race-specific types of training that is purposely designed to help you finish. (more…)

How to Prepare for Your First Cycle Race

You may have been stepping up your cycling training and lengthening your rides, but is that enough to prepare you for your first race? In some respects, it may well be, but there are other aspects of cycle races that do not just rely on stamina and how well you can ride a bike. In this blog we look at all the aspects of looking forward to your first cycle race and how to prepare for it. (more…)

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