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Human Race Cycling Advanced

   

Cycling Advanced

On this page you will find a range of advice and tips from our partners and experts to help give you that extra edge on event day. We hope by digesting the content here you will be both physically and mentally prepared for your challenge ahead. If you are looking for your next challenge then check out our recommended events! Take your time to read through the content and if you have any specific questions you can always visit our FAQ page or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

Events Recommended for Advanced Cyclists

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Wiggle Etape Cymru Sunday 14th September 2014 Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, Wrexham,... Read more
Wiggle Dragon Ride & Wiggle Etape Cymru Training Camp Date TBC in 2015 Ponent Mar, Palma Nova, Mallorca, Spain We are... Read more
Financial Times London Cycle Sportive Date TBC in 2015 Herne Hill Velodrome, London Read more
Chiltern 100 Sportive Date TBC in 2015 Bovingdon Airfield, Bovingdon, Herts Read more
Wiggle Dragon Ride Date TBC in 2015 Margam Country Park, Port Talbot, South Wales Read more

Training

Sleep: An essential training technique
Sleep: An essential training technique

A regular sleep routine is a fundamental part of any training schedule, and one that should be respected as much as your CV workouts, strength training, stretching and nutrition regime. In fact, scrimp on your sleep and you run the risk that you won’t get the results you deserve from the effort...

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Get the best out of your training
Get the best out of your training

Here at Human Race we want every one of our participants to be the best they can be and to support your event journey from enquiry through to completion and beyond. During this period it’s important that no matter what your goal we help to provide relevant training advice.

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Wattbike - How to Plan a Training Plan
Wattbike - How to Plan a Training Plan

1. Getting Started Some of our events like the Wiggle Dragon Ride or Wiggle Etape Cymru are tough sportives that shouldn’t be taken lightly and good preparation is paramount.

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Wattbike Wiggle Dragon Ride Training Plan
Wattbike Wiggle Dragon Ride Training Plan

Training for a long sportive like the Wiggle Dragon Ride, Wiggle Etape Cymru or London Cycle Sportive? Here’s a training plan provided to participants of the Wiggle Dragon Ride by our partner Wattbike to help you prepare for the challenge…

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Nutrition

PowerBar Q & A
PowerBar Q & A

1. What sort of products do I need for my event? You need adequate fluid and energy. Sports drinks which are based on a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution contribute to the maintenance of endurance performance and enhance the absorption of water during prolonged exercise. Carbohydrate rich foods...

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PowerBar Nutrition Guide
PowerBar Nutrition Guide

Getting to the finishing line faster needs successful training supported by the right nutrition In order to keep up the pace and achieve a strong finish the body must be supplied with the right amount of fluid and nutrients during an endurance competition. A balanced and healthy diet will give...

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Hydration

Hydration and Performance
Hydration and Performance

By Anita Bean BSc RNutr - Human Race Hydration Expert During exercise, staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. It may surprise you to know that about 75 per cent of the energy you put into exercise is converted into heat, and is then lost. This extra heat has to be dissipated...

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Equipment

Wiggle Cycle Checklist
Wiggle Cycle Checklist

Whether you’ve been training hard for an upcoming cycling event or you’re considering your first ride, you’ll need to make sure you have all the equipment you need to perform at your best. Human Race partner, Wiggle, has put together this handy check list to make sure there are no surprises....

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Compression sportswear brand CEP announces the launch of its Night Run 2.0 range
Compression sportswear brand CEP announces the launch of its Night Run 2.0 range

With state-of-the-art production methods in Germany and medi compression technology based on decades of research, knowledge and experience in manufacturing compression sportswear, CEP has been going strong since its arrival in the UK in 2012.

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Optimising training, work, rest and recovery
Optimising training, work, rest and recovery

Giant UK Time Trialist, Matthew Bottrill, states that in order get the best out of yourself when aiming for an event you should work your way back from your goal when devising a training plan. Set a goal – and then work out and map what training is needed, either with a coach or by using training...

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Garmin Edge 510
Garmin Edge 510

Garmin Edge 510 Train smarter and share every detail – all from the road. The new Edge® 510 is a compact, touchscreen GPS bike computer that tracks advanced performance metrics and offers connected features (1) through your smartphone. Compatible with heart rate (2), speed/cadence (2) and power...

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Panel of Experts

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Kerry Bircher Kerry is an enthusiastic and inspiring Personal Trainer and British Cycling coach. These attributes and qualifications enable her to... Read more
Simon Griffiths Simon Griffiths is the founder and editor of H2Open, the world’s first dedicated open water swimming magazine. A keen swimmer and... Read more
Rhian Stephenson Rhian’s unique approach blends modern day scientific knowledge with natural medicine and nutrition to give her clients outstanding... Read more
Stephen Roche "While it is a very hard and sometimes very cruel profession, my love for the bike remains as strong now as it was in the days when... Read more
John Lunt "I did my first triathlon in 1984. The following year I raced at five more events and it went from there. Ater racing in the Nice... Read more
John Brame "I started RG Active with another triathlete, Dermott Hayes, over 5 years ago. It was originally something both Dermott and myself... Read more
Martin Yelling Martin Yelling (PhD) has a background in endurance coaching and performance. A former international runner, elite multisport athlete... Read more
Anita Bean "During exercise, staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. It may surprise you to know that about 75 per cent of... Read more
Jeff Archer Jeff Archer is Managing Director of The Tonic Corporate Wellness, a business dedicated to helping professionals and organisations... Read more
Karen Pickering Karen Pickering is ambassador for the Open Water Swim Series. With 13 Commonwealth medals, an MBE and her own swim coaching school... Read more
Victoria Pendleton "Cycling has been my passion since I was a child. Through the Cycletta Series I want to inspire women to join me and cycle; as a... Read more
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