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Training Tips: How to improve your cycling cadence

Training Tips: How to improve your cycling cadence

Winter is the perfect time of year to focus your training on improving technique and iron out any bad habits. Team Struggle shares their top turbo session to help improve your leg cadence.    

How to improve your cadence

Up your Revs

Speeding up your leg cadence will help lower fatigue levels during those long hours of Struggle training and ensure that on Struggle Dales you’ll hit those last climbs with looser legs.

Struggle's Matt said: "As a racing cyclist it's important for me to keep my legs as fresh as possible, especially throughout longer...


Training Tips: 10 Cycling Rituals to Avoid Winter Illness

Training Tips: 10 Cycling Rituals to Avoid Winter Illness

During winter training in severe weather on dirty roads, it’s important for cyclist to armour the immune system and avoid bugs, viruses and infections.

With Flu season upon us and Covid lingering, read our rituals to ensure you're fighting fit during Struggle training and you emerge from winter with a solid base ahead of the sportive season...


Training Tips: 12 Top Tips for Turbo Comfort

Training Tips: 12 Top Tips for Turbo Comfort

Are you sitting comfortably? If you’re increasing the hours spend cycling indoors during lockdown, consider optimising your position and comfort to avoid injury, stop unnecessary discomfit and max-out your training time

Training Tips: Winter Off-Season Advice for Sportive Training

Training Tips: Winter Off-Season Advice for Sportive Training

Winter is the off-season; time to rest, relax, recover - and indulge - before we press the reboot button and ramp up winter training. However, it’s often difficult to enjoy winter without feeling restless and fidgety. Here’s what we do to optimise winter training for a sportive.  

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1. Set Up Indoors

Today’s technology makes indoor training more efficient, effective - and enjoyable - meaning you can train hard throughout the winter and roll into spring ready to smash the season. Spend time planning and setting up your optimal winter training rig. Check out:


Training Tips: Winter Bike Check List

Training Tips: Winter Bike Check List

Workshop Manager at Chevin Cycles, Yorkshire's leading chain of bike stores, gives us his top tips to check our bike is winter ready.