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Human Race Cycling Intermediate

   

Cycling Intermediate

On this page you will find a range of advice and tips from our partners and experts in various areas of event preparation, from nutrition and training through to 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 Intermediate Cyclists

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Chiltern 100 Sportive Sunday 31st May 2015 Bovingdon Airfield, Bovingdon, Herts Read more
Macmillan Cycletta @ Wiggle Dragon Ride Sunday 7th June 2015 Margam Country Park, Port Talbot, South Wales Read more
Wiggle Dragon Ride Sunday 7th June 2015 Margam Park, Port Talbot, South Wales Read more
Macmillan Cycletta Bedfordshire Saturday 20th June 2015 Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire Read more
Macmillan Cycletta Scotland Sunday 19th July 2015 Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland Read more
Macmillan Cycletta Surrey Sunday 6th September 2015 Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey Read more
Wiggle Etape Cymru Sunday 13th September 2015 Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, Wrexham,... Read more
Macmillan Cycletta New Forest Sunday 20th September 2015 Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hants Read more
Macmillan Cycletta Cheshire Sunday 27th September 2015 Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire Read more
L’Etape London by Le Tour de France Sunday 27th September 2015 Lee Valley VeloPark, London Read more
London Cycle Sportive Date TBC in 2016 Herne Hill Velodrome, London Read more

Training

Wattbike’s pedalling technique guide
Wattbike’s pedalling technique guide

When is the last time you thought about how you pedal? Although often overlooked, the correct pedalling technique can help you achieve performance gains like improved power output and ultimately more speed.

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Get the perfect bike position with Wattbike
Get the perfect bike position with Wattbike

Whether you need to be comfortable in the saddle during a 100km sportive, or you need to push the power through a fast and flat triathlon course, bike fit is a fundamental aspect of your cycling.

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How to draft on a bike
How to draft on a bike

Staying close and the bungee effect: knowing how to draft can make a huge difference to your ride, and group riding is a key skill for cyclists as they become more competitive.

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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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Macmillan Cycletta Training Plan - Improver Rider
Macmillan Cycletta Training Plan - Improver Rider

Kerry Bircher is an enthusiastic and inspiring Personal Trainer and British Cycling coach. Kerry’s coaching career led to the development of RevolutionCycling.co.uk and evolved from her passion for all things fitness, giving up a marketing profession to provide women with the opportunity to get...

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Kerry Bircher's Training Tips
Kerry Bircher's Training Tips

Kerry Bircher is an enthusiastic and inspiring Personal Trainer and British Cycling coach. Kerry’s coaching career led to the development of RevolutionCycling.co.uk and evolved from her passion for all things fitness, giving up a marketing profession to provide women with the opportunity to get...

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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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Victoria's words of advice and exercise programme
Victoria's words of advice and exercise programme

Victoria has specifically designed a traininng programme to take you through a few weeks and get ready for your Cycletta challenge: Download Victoria's Training Programme

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Victoria's Favourite Cycle Routes
Victoria's Favourite Cycle Routes

We asked Cycletta ambassador and Olympic Gold Medallist Victoria Pendleton to let us know some of her favourite cycle routes. Why not try one near you…

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Top Tips for Cyclists
Top Tips for Cyclists

Take a safe start position at lights: Wait in front of other vehicles when you're at traffic lights - the blue painted box with a white cycle symbol shows you where.

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Riding your First Sportive
Riding your First Sportive

So what is a sportive? It’s an organised cycling event covering a short (10 mile) or long distance (100+ miles). If you like riding your bike, you’ll enjoy one.

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Nutrition

Rhian Stephenson - Basic Sport Nutrition
Rhian Stephenson - Basic Sport Nutrition

High quality nutrition, consumed at the right time, and tailored for your training regime will result in more efficient training, performance and recovery.

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Why should Spatone® be your first choice iron supplement?
Why should Spatone® be your first choice iron supplement?

Spatone® has become the UK's best selling iron supplement¹ for a number of reasons... Spatone is natural Spatone is a naturally occurring iron-rich mineral water which is collected and packed straight from the source in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales. The iron in Spatone is highly...

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The Importance of Iron
The Importance of Iron

Lead Legs? A drop in performance and an onslaught of fatigue? Don’t just sit back and watch as your training takes a nose-dive and there seems to be no ‘logical’ reason as to why. Iron depletion is one of those conditions that can disguise itself as being over-trained or under-rested. As a...

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Hydration

Hydrate the right way with Wattbike
Hydrate the right way with Wattbike

When thinking about pre-event preparation, one of the most important elements to get right is hydration.

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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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Cycle Shoes Guide
Cycle Shoes Guide

This guide helps to explain the wide variety of cycling shoes available. We consider specific designs for road cycling, triathlon and mountain biking, and variations within these sub-categories. What are cycling shoes? Starting with the basics, what are cycling shoes and how are they different...

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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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As you develop
As you develop

As you progress and develop your riding it is advised that you invest in some technical cycling clothing. Lycra isn’t the most fashionable material but it’s breathable and its tight fit will make you more aerodynamic and will help you keep cool when riding fast and warm when the weather is...

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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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Rhian Stephenson Rhian’s unique approach blends modern day scientific knowledge with natural medicine and nutrition to give her clients outstanding... Read more
Martin Yelling Martin Yelling (PhD) has a background in endurance coaching and performance. A former international runner, elite multisport athlete... 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
Emma Wight-Boycott Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a Registered Nutritional Therapist with a passion for simplifying the science. With 17 years... 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
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
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 Brame "I started RG Active with another triathlete, Dermott Hayes, over 5 years ago. It was originally something both Dermott and myself... Read more
Jeff Archer Jeff Archer is Managing Director of The Tonic Corporate Wellness, a business dedicated to helping professionals and organisations... 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
Kerry Bircher Kerry is an enthusiastic and inspiring Personal Trainer and British Cycling coach. These attributes and qualifications enable her to... Read more
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