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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.

Training Tips: How to Ride Park Rash Cycling Climb

Training Tips: How to Ride Park Rash Cycling Climb

Park Rash comes around 50 miles into Struggle Dales, one of the toughest sportives in the UK featuring 108 miles over 7 climbs including Park Rash, Greenhow Hill, Trapping Hill and more.

Training Tips: The truth about tapering for a sportive

Training Tips: The truth about tapering for a sportive

Sharpening the pencil in the lead up to a sportive allows us the best possible chance of clocking up an awesome time. But could tapering for a sportive limit our fitness potential? We ask the expert...

Craig Stevenson talking about how to taper for a sportive

Head Physiologist and Coach at OTE Performance Centre and Founder of VitFor personalised online training, Craig Stevenson said: “Tapering can be more individual than most people think. It is something you need to practice to try and find the sweet spot...