For all those who want to move up a gear, this practical guide to cycling techniques and training exercises will help you get better and get fitter. Written by an experienced cyclist and cycling coach, as well as a personal trainer and sports nutrition expert, the book gives full information on how to improve such vital techniques as pedalling, cornering, hill climbing and riding in wet weather as well as providing expert race advice on paceline training, chasing a pack and post-race recovery. Both mental and physical fitness are covered and an important section on nutrition will guide you to the correct foods to fuel your body. The chapter on cross-training and general fitness gives a list of exercises for each muscle group accompanied by clear anatomical drawings. Finally training programmes aimed at a range of fitness levels and abilities allow the reader to put the advice gained to good use, improving stamina and strength whilst also fine-tuning technique. This title is suitable for: amateur cyclists wanting to learn more about the sport and build up a training programme; long-term cycling enthusiasts seeking to improve their technique and perhaps move into competitive cycling; and, anyone interested in taking up a new sport or starting a fitness regime, with a focus on having fun and developing a skill as well as improving stamina.
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