Want to improve your climbing ?
Whether you are cycling in preparation for a particular event or just to stay healthy and lose weight, resistance training should form part of your overall training plan. It holds advantages for all cyclists regardless of your goals. One of these advantages is the important role it plays in fat burning.
After a long season your body and mind may be feeling quite jaded. Although it is quite possible that a lack of motivation makes you feel like your body is tired when in fact it is not. What you do during the winter will form the basis for how you perform through the spring and into summer.
I love cycling in a group. There are many reasons – the opportunity to chat to other people, the little bit of competition and the feeling of sharing a common goal.
When it comes to saving energy when cycling, two or more riders are certainly better than one. That’s because of a technique that puts aerodynamics to work known as drafting.
Riding a bike is easy, getting out the door to ride it sometimes is the tough bit. Its easy to forget when you look at the amazing success of the cyclists in the Velodrome in London that even these warriors wake up some mornings and think – I really don’t want to go out today.
When you take part in a group cycle, you will become very much aware of all the crunching and clanging coming from people’s gears. With that in mind I thought I would focus on some gear shifting tips that will make your cycling more efficient and less noisy.