Welcome to my April 2023 newsletter where I write about the topics that most interest me and, hopefully, you too! For more in-depth analysis please refer to my blog posts where I attempt to explain complex topics in an understandable way and offer practical advice that you can apply to your own sport. If you […]
When I first started cycling road bike gears were always a topic of conversation. But now, as a cycling coach I only occasionally discuss gear choice with riders. This is undoubtedly becasue the number and range of gears on a bicycle has increased considerably. Consequently most riders have more than enough choice for a race.
A question I often get asked is, “Do I need to include running in my cyclocross training? After all, if cyclocross races involve an element of running surely it must be useful to practice this in training. The majority of cyclocross races are mostly ridden on the bike with relatively short periods where the rider dismounts to
If you are training for a sportive these tips will help you to achieve your goal. Novice or expert, knowing how to train for a sportive will make the experience much more enjoyable. Choose your sportive wisely Your first task is to choose a suitable event. If you are an inexperienced rider or haven’t previously
Paying for coaching might initially seem like a big outlay with no tangible benefit. As a coach myself, if someone asks, “Do I need a cycling coach?” the obvious answer would be that of course you should get a coach. However, I do always bear in mind that not everybody is at the stage in