The Cyclist's Training Manual is the definitive guide to fitness for cycling, suitable for everyone from complete beginners looking to build fitness for their first charity event through to experienced cyclists looking to improve competitive performance. Starting with the basic components of fitness, this step-by-step handbook then guides you through everything you need to know to train and compete at your best, including how to organise your training, training methods, nutrition, health and how to avoid the most common cycling injuries. It also provides specialised training programmes and techniques for all cycling disciplines, such as road racing, time trials, mountain biking, sprint rides and challenge rides, as well as specific advice for novices, juniors, women and veterans. Quotes, tips and Q&A sessions from leading cyclists and team coaches are also featured.
The Advanced Cyclist's Training Manual follows on from the successful Cyclist's Training Manual, taking readers to the next level. Whether riding competitively or for pleasure, this book is designed to help people realise their goals and includes information on road racing, time trial, track, cross-country, cyclo-cross and cyclo-sportive. It covers training through the off-season and explains how to peak at the right time. There is step by step guidance on improving technique, endurance and speed, and plenty of advice on important elements like nutrition and avoiding injuries. Illustrated with stunning action photography and full of tips, interviews and training logs from some of the world's best pro riders, this insightful guide will help you beat your goals and get more from your cycling.
The Obree Way is a major new training guide for cyclists from the British cycling legend, and prodigious innovator, Graeme Obree. "Graeme is a genius in the true sense of the word. His uncanny ability to tackle problems from an angle that no-one else could have thought of, makes him a one-off. An original. He sees the world in a different way to us mere mortals and comes up with ideas and solutions which make you laugh, shake your head and say 'why didn't I think of that?'" - Sir Chris Hoy, Multiple Olympic cycling champion. Graeme Obree is twice the cycling world hour record holder and twice World 4000m pursuit champion. One of the first cycling superstars, he inspired a generation of cyclists. Now in the book “The Obree Way,” he shares a lifetime of experience. Written in a conversational style rather than a stuffy training manual, the book is full of fascinating insights into technique, training, equipment, psychology and diet that can help make an enthusiastic cyclist good, and a good cyclist great. Read “The Obree Way” and take your cycling to the next level, whether for the commute, for club cycling or for competition.
A Training Manual for Cyclists (UPDATED AND REVISED EDITION)
Author: Graeme Obree
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
No one but Graeme Obree has the clarity of vision to get to the heart of the 'problem' of how to improve as a racing cyclist. His innovative approach took him to the top of world cycling, twice breaking the world hour record. This practical guide to revolutionising your cycling training – applicable to all cyclists, from the weekend warrior to the serious competitor – swerves conventional wisdom and strips cycling back to its elements, always asking the question: 'What actually improves my race time?' Fully updated, this cycling classic explains Graeme Obree's radical insights into technique, training, psychology and diet, and the clear logic behind them. It is certain to help cyclists get the most out of their training.
Everything You Need to Take Your Training and Racing to the Next Level
Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
Aimed at experienced cyclists who take their riding seriously, The Road Cycling Performance Manual disseminates the most up-to-date training approaches – based on the latest sports-science thinking and the work of the elite cycling teams – to help riders reach their peak level and improve their overall performance. Written by leading cyclist journalist and former Masters Team Pursuit World Champion Nikalas Cook, this authoritative and insightful illustrated book provides cyclists with everything they need to know to train and perform at their highest level. Featuring the latest research and practical advice, The Road Cycling Performance Manual emphasizes the importance of getting the fundamentals of bike set-up, kit selection, technique, pacing, recovery and nutrition correct as this will lead to the most dramatic improvements to training times and ride performance. Complete with exclusive contributions from leading cyclists and team coaches from the world of cycling, The Road Cycling Performance Manual will provide riders with the competitive advantage to ensure they move up the race field.
A guide for cyclists on how to stay fit and healthy. The books suggests massage, stretching and relaxation techniques, and gives first-aid and dietary advice, enabling cyclists to stay ahead of the field and give their personal best.
The Ultimate Guide to Preparing You and Your Bike for the Road
Author: Luke Edwardes-Evans
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Road Cycling Manual is a comprehensive, practical guide for all riders. Whether you are new to cycling or already taking part in competitive events, this illustrated book, packed with vibrant photography, covers every aspect of modern road cycling, from the choice of bike, set-up and fitness training, through to riding techniques and bike maintenance. Featuring step-by-step practical sections and at-a-glance training programmes, this manual will provide riders with the knowledge they need to enjoy the sport and to get the maximum from themselves and their bikes.
Containing details on training technique, nutrician, health and travel, this cyclist's manual also details the preparation and equipment needed by: the novice on a 50-mile charity ride; the tourist planning a cyclying holiday; the experienced cyclist; and cyclists tackling marathon events.
This expert guide to competitive ultra-distance cycling is all riders need to cycle a very long way, fast. Ultra-distance events are among some of the greatest challenges a cyclist can face, with riders spending hundreds of miles in the saddle over a 24-hour period, battling the elements and overcoming both physical and mental hardships. What was once elite is now commonplace, and today thousands of dedicated riders cycle up to and over 100 miles on ultra-distance rides every week. To add to this, the increasing profile of major events such as Race Across of America (RAAM), Race Across the Alps (RATA) and Ultracycling Dolomitica means that many more riders are being drawn to the challenge of 'non-stop' endurance cycling. Ultra-Distance Cycling is the first mainstream book to offer practical, authoritative guidance to cyclists looking to step-up to long-distance endurance events, as well as expert advice to established competitors seeking a competitive advantage. Written by a leading sports scientist and a record-breaking ultra-distance cyclist, this unique book is both science and experience based, offering practical and performance-enhancing insights on a wide range of areas. These include physical training and mental preparation, guidance on your support network, advice on PR and sponsorship, as well as all-important sections on equipment, nutrition and the major ultra-distance cycling events. This definitive manual provides riders with everything they need to ride longer and faster, and to excel at ultra-distance cycling events.
An informative, step-by-step guide for anyone considering pursing sponsorship, "The Athlete's Guide to Sponsorship" includes worksheets and simple management contracts that will help the reader untangle the complicated contractual webs that professional sponsorships can often weave. 40 photos.
From shifters to derailleurs, pedals to handlebars, this book covers every component of a road bike, lists the tools bike owners need to tackle simple and advanced projects, and demonstrates with 295 detailed illustrations how to work on each part.
This book isn't like other cycling books. It's not designed to help you shave seconds off your time trial, help you corner like a pro, or eat like an Olympic athlete. It's not trying to get you into racing, nor make you the next Tour de France rider What it will do is show you how to choose the right bike, what to wear, how to cycle safely so that you will feel confident making cycling part of your everyday life and how to keep your bike going. But as well as this, you will learn how to use the bike as a fitness and wellness tool Â? to make you slimmer, fitter, healthier and altogether happier. You'll feel better about yourself and have more energy throughout the day, increase your productivity, happiness and reduce stress.
Provides road bike enthusiasts with step-by-step guidance to maintaining and repairing their bikes, combining an easy-to-use format and design with high quality photographs of the latest equipment, tools and techniques. Understanding how to maintain a road bike is a necessary skill. This book guides the reader through every repair possible and give tips on how to spot the early warning signs of trouble so that the problem can be fixed before it leads to costly relacements. The spiral bound design allows the book open flat so the reader can easily follow the fully illustrated step-by-step guidance. It is the perfect reference manual for the workshop or the backpack with lots of tips on how to conduct quick repairs for trouble out on the road.