Top 10 Things NOT To Do The Day Before You Target Event…

A recent failed A event from a good friend and client prompted me to write this. Some of them might seem like common sense but it’s easy to make the mistake of doing something stupid the day before your big event. Here’s my top 10 things NOT to do the day before your target event:

 

 

[…]

By |September 1st, 2016|Categories: Cycling News, Tactics|Tags: , , |

Ultimate Recovery Guide…

The Pav Bryan Ultimate Recovery Guide

 

All your hard work in training is for nothing if you don’t allow your body to recover and adapt to it. Recovery is the most fundamental point of your schedule. Some people say that without it you’re over-training but I prefer the term under-recovering.

 

You finish your session or race what […]

By |August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Cycling News, Tactics|Tags: , , , , |

How to Ride in Heat…

Summer is here, you’ve been waiting all winter for the weather to get nice, for it to stop raining, for the wind to ease up a bit and all of a sudden it’s gotten too hot, your kids are off school and it’s time for the family holiday. All your winter training is at risk, […]

By |July 16th, 2016|Categories: Cycling News, Tactics|Tags: , , , , |

How to Draft…

 

 

The above videos show how to successfully lead, follow and change position in a group crucial for bridging a gap, breaking away, conserving energy and in team time trial.

By |March 12th, 2016|Categories: Cycling News, Tactics|Tags: , , |

Top 10 Winter Riding Tips

As it gets colder there is an increase of illness or injury. Here are my top ten tips for riding in the cold, feel free to message me if you think I’ve missed any:

Layers. Put multiple layers on, will keep you warmer and will give you an option to take off should you overheat
Spare Layers. […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: Cycling News, Tactics|Tags: , , |

Benefits of Joining a Club

I’m not sure there is a professional rider, or even half decent amateur, who isn’t a member of their local bike club. For some people when they come into a new sport they understand that a club is a great place to not just further their ability or performance but to make new friends and […]

By |January 13th, 2016|Categories: Cycling News, Tactics|Tags: , , |

Cycling Holiday Checklist

What will you forget next time you go on holiday?

Bike Bits:
• Bike (Unless Hiring One)
• Pedals
• Di2 Battery (Charged)
• Pump
• Tools
• Wheels, Tyres, Tubes
• Cleaning Products & Towel
• Garmin & Lead
• Bottles

Cycling Wear:
• Jerseys
• Shorts
• Jacket
• Gilet
• Arm/Leg Warmers
• Socks
• Head-wear
• Sunglasses
• Helmet
• Gloves
• Shoes
• Shoe Covers
• Compression Wear
• Heart Rate Monitor
• Nasal Strips

Normal Wear:
• Underwear & Socks
• Tops
• Bottoms
• Jumper
• Jacket
• Other Accessories
• Hat & Sunglasses
• Shoes
• Towel
• Swimwear

Toiletries:
• Toothbrush (& Charger) & Toothpaste
• Hair Product & Comb
• Shampoo & Shower Gel
• Shaving Products
• Skin Product
• Deodorant & Fragrances
• Medicine (Epi Pen, Inhaler, Pro […]

By |July 10th, 2015|Categories: Cycling News, Tactics|Tags: , , |

Top 10 Racing Considerations

I’ve compiled a list of factors you might want to consider when planning for your next event. This list does not include training and racing. You might think you’re on top of all of these but when was the last time you actually gave any some thought?

1. Hydration – shorter distances you should be lasting without hydrating on […]

How to Cool-Down…

After I finish an event I do a few things… Firstly if I’ve gone hard enough it’s usually struggle to breath and hold back vomit. Following on from that I’ll do at least 10 minutes spinning my legs out in an easy gear. I then proceed to stretch for about a further 5 minutes. This […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Categories: Cycling News, Tactics|Tags: , , , |

How to Warm-Up…

I see this week in week out throughout the racing season; riders turning up and pootling up the road a few times before heading to the start and knocking out a time that has them frustrated at the end. In fact I’m being harsh because we have probably all done it. But failing to warm-up […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Categories: Cycling News, Tactics|Tags: , , |