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Training Tips: New Year’s Resolutions for Cyclists

Training Tips: New Year’s Resolutions for Cyclists

To embark on the road to sportive readiness, pick from our top new years resolutions for cyclists and harness your willpower into becoming stronger, fitter and faster in 2020. Check our Struggle's new year's resolutions for cyclists here...

Training Tips: Sportive Preparation: One Week To Go

Training Tips: Sportive Preparation: One Week To Go

Struggle Moors sportive in the Yorkshire Moors

 

Cycling in the Dales or Moors is like cycling on Mars; a world away from most riders’ natural terrain. Even the mountain munchers among us will feel alien to the relenting undulation and ferocious gradients of the North York Moors or Yorkshire Dales National Park. Here’s our top tips to prepare you for one of the hardest sportives you’ll come across… 

1. Knowledge is King

Ignorance is not bliss! Study the route map in your Road Book, check out the climb stats on...


Training Tips: Functional Fitness Gym Exercises For Cyclists

Training Tips: Functional Fitness Gym Exercises For Cyclists

With your Struggle sportive training miles beginning to ramp up, January is the perfect time to assess your functional movement to ensure you avoid injury but more importantly become an efficient, fully functioning riders firing with full force.

Winter sportive Training Tips from the Pros

Winter sportive Training Tips from the Pros

Couple bad weather with Christmas cheer and December has all the makings of a training write-off. We catch up with Yorkshire's local professionals and performance coaches to ask what their training schedule looks like in December and how to balance turbos sessions with turkey sittings. 

Jessica Learmonth: How to Beast your Bike Training - Even in Bad Weather

Jessica Learmonth: How to Beast your Bike Training - Even in Bad Weather

ITU Pro Triathlete, Olympian and Yorkshire Lass maxes-out her winter miles on the bike. Here’s Jessica’s tips for foul-weather sportive training.

 

Jessica Learmonth

1. Get Your Kit Choice Bang On

“My go-to kit for a long ride in bad weather is neoprene gloves and overshoes if its wet. I love my winter jacket.  I also wear chunky winter boots - they look terrible but are worth it. I always wear a Buff - either on my head to keep my ears warm or around my neck to keep the cold wind out.” 

2. Create Mind Motivators  

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