If you're an experienced cyclist, the bike section of a triathlon holds no fears. But if you haven't cycled since you were a child, a bike can seem a complicated and dangerous machine. Most triathletes start off in the sport with one weakness
you need if you've set your sights on a time trial or are diving into a triathlon. "The biggest mistake people make is setting up their aerobars without adjusting their bike fit," says Dan Smith, of LifeSport Coaching in Victoria, British Columbia
squeezing you despite all your reflective strips. In fact, off-road riding offers a chance for you to improve your fitness, bike-handling skills and balance - all relevant skills for the forthcoming road triathlon race season - in a safe environment
“There’s a difference between burning calories and boosting fitness,” says Stephanie Orstad, a corporate wellness coach. While cycling to work expends calories, the junctions and obstacles that slow most commutes can leave your heart puttering far below its target rate.Turn activ...
Here are three simple sessions to improve different aspects of cycling. Alter recovery times or length of effort to suit your own fitness, and make them harder as you improve.Technique5x2mins slow pedalling, 3mins steady spin recovery.Think through the whole pedal cycle, remember...
to make those sessions not only bearable but enjoyable - time trialling.Time trials will not only improve your cardiovascular fitness, leg strength and speed endurance, they also replicate the bike leg of a triathlon so you can become used
Riding all day nearly always exposes your weakest link, which for most riders is the core. "The core area - your abs, lower back, obliques, hips and glutes - helps transfer power to the pedals, as well as stabilise the rider on the bike," says US
Q. Is it worth investing in an aero drinks bottle for my bike, and why, and are there any other 'quick wins' when trying to reduce drag?A. Aero bottles have become increasingly popular as aerodynamics has become of greater importance to triathletes
Q. Should I change my bike tyres before a race? And how do I strike a balance between durability and ride quality? A. I advise never changing anything before a race. Anything new presents an opportunity for something unexpected to go wrong. The best
few millimetres closer to the heelof the shoe to take pressure off your forefoot. Or switch to a pedal with a larger platform to more evenly distribute the pressure across your feet.3. Cushion The BlowOver time and after many miles on the bike, your
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