Preparation is everything when it comes to endurance cycling, particularly from a nutrition perspective. For any ride or event that lasts longer than 90 minutes, starting your ride with optimally fuelled muscles is the simplest thing you can do to perform physically for an extended number of hours.
A Queensland university study has found that cyclists overestimate their visibility to drivers by a whopping 700%! Here’s a selection of tail lights currently available that will make your presence more obvious to traffic approaching from behind.
We all know riders who relish it when the road begins to tilt skyward. They may not necessarily be built like whippets, and in some cases they may not even be that great at climbing, but they seem to enjoy it nonetheless. Wouldn’t that be nice – to surge forward with anticipation when a brutal climb lurks around the next bend instead of clinging desperately to the bars and praying that it won’t last forever?
As a coach, the most common feedback I get when things are not going according to plan is “I just don’t have enough time! No time for interval training, for stretching, for recovery rides, for gym sessions, for massages – I’m lucky if I can get on my bike three or four times a week!”
Mark Fenner, coaching guru, knows about training riders of all ages. Here he discusses training for masters aged riders. Should it be different to the sort of training you would do in your early twenties? And if so, why?
Funny how failure can sometimes lead to success. Emma Risvanis stumbled upon the recipe for Paleo Pure muesli while trying to bake gluten free cookies that would be compatible with her diet to combat an auto immune disease.
He wouldn’t look out of place on the stage at an apple product launch. But beneath Allan Peiper’s neat and distinguished outer appearance is a man who’s navigated a complex and, at times, tortured life in his journey to the summit of world cycling.