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Schools Cycling 101

Schools Cycling 101

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As one aspect of the sporting year comes to a close another begins.  While I figured that I…

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Why Get a Coach

Why Get a Coach

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I am constantly approached for coaching advice from people of all abilities and ages.  Some of them know nothing about…

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Training for Taupo – putting together a plan

Training for Taupo – putting together a plan

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  I am quite often approached by budding fun-riders with the same goal…”to beat my mate around…

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Training for Taupo – putting together a plan

 

I am quite often approached by budding fun-riders with the same goal…”to beat my mate around Taupo”.  The Lake Taupo Cycle challenge is NZ cyclings biggest participation event every November and is the one event cyclists of all abilities can relate to.  Whether it be to just finish or to achieve a certain time or to “beat your mates” there are a few key ingredients you need to include in your preparation.

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The Benefits of Indoor Cycling

The Winter months are well and truly upon us here in NZ and the motivation for completing road rides in inclement weather starts to wain in even the most dedicated roadies. While I’m also an advocate of getting out in all weather at least a few times per week, to encounter conditions you are likely to face on race day, the benefits of incorporating some indoor training into your week are many.

The most common thing I hear when mentioning indoor trainer sessions is that it’s boring. Usually this argument is brought about by someone who jumps on a stationary bike with no plan in their head or even better, written down. Except for that hardened fraction of the population who believe that they are earning “tough points” by riding for hours on end going nowhere looking at a wall, most of us can make time go quicker by having an interval session mapped out.

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Be Safe, be Seen - Lighting Up Your Bike
Over the last couple of months I have been fortunate enough to be able to road test a selection of bicycle lights kindly supplied by distributors in NZ.
Riding around 400km per week and most of it in the dark before work I figured I am qualified enough to pass judgment.
What I have found is that, there are no bad lights (who doesn’t want to be more visible), it’s just that some serve different purposes, so choose wisely.
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