One of the best cycling trips I ever did was Lands End to John O’Groats!
Ride London is a 100 mile sportive on the original route from the London 2012 Olympics. It takes place on the first weekend of August and the route starts from Olympic Park and then goes out to the Surrey hills taking in the classic hills of Box Hill and Leith Hill.
Like many of the people I coach, I originally came to exercise and aerobic activity as a way to manage my weight and burn calories. As I got more interested in marathon running and triathlon I’ve become more focused on fitness and performance rather than calories and this has helped to temper an unhealthy obsession with size and weight loss.
anuary is a time when a lot of people make New Year’s resolutions related to health and fitness plans. Cycling is a great way to get more active and has a whole range of physical and mental benefits.
Keeping on top of your fitness and training goals during Xmas can be a challenge with a marathon of Xmas dinners, parties and celebrations. As well as time off work and interruption to your normal routine it can be hard to maintain any fitness over the Xmas period.
This week I was in Manchester for the Training Peaks Endurance Coaching Summit. As part of the conference I had the chance to ride on the Velodrome. I’m a little bit scared of heights and scared of falling of any bike.