Is the Beast from the East holding you prisoner in your own home? Well here in Yorkshire we’re sticking two fingers up to the snow outside and maxing out our day indoors. Here’s Struggle HQ’s tips for our fellow trapped cyclists.
1. Watch the Worlds
With Kenny back in the saddle the World Track Champs is not to be missed. Catch yesterday’s re-runs on Eurosport 2. Tune in LIVE at 17:30pm on Eurosport 2, BBC Online or the Red Button to watch our friend Charlie Tanfield racing for Gold against Denmark in the Men's Team Pursuit. If track isn’t your thing, you’ll also find a re-run of Le Samyn 2018; an aggressive race well worth a watch.
2. Bake Bars
Always fancied making your own jersey-pocket bites? Roll up your sleeves and grab the grease-proof paper. Try this rice cake recipe from our sportive nutrition sponsor OTE Sports.
3. Foam Roll
Who’s guilty of always skipping their post-ride stretch sessions? Use your time now to iron out tight muscles on the foam roller. Practice these techniques and try integrating them into your weekly sportive training plan.
4. Route Plan
When the Beast from the East has blown over, get back on the bike to build up your pre-sportive bank of long rides. Take some time to plan an exciting new route with unattempted ascents or include sections of our Yorkshire sportive route to recon the hills.
5. Turbo Train
Today’s technology means we can ascend Alpe d’Huez from the comfort of our pain cave. But don’t compromise your planned sportive training with extra intensive sessions. Use additional turbo hours to work on technique. Try improving your cadence to enhance your endurance, ready for our epic 100 miler Yorkshire sportive.
6. Enter Events
With the tough UK winter halting our riding, we need every bit of motivation we can muster to maximise our spring cycling. Get your diary out and get your sportive calendar plotted. If you’ve entered a Struggle event why not sign up to do The Struggle Double.