Get started with these training tips!
- Book your bike in for a service before you start and ask the consultant to properly adjust the height of your seat to suit you.
- Warm up and cool down at the beginning and each of each ride. And don’t forget to stretch before and after too!
- Wear a suitable cycling kit to ensure comfort. The more you ride, the less uncomfortable it will be.
- Protect your skin and eyes with sunscreen and sunglasses, even if it is cloudy.
- Stay hydrated by drinking small volumes of water regularly.
- Train with other riders to get used to riding comfortably in a group.
If you haven’t been physically active recently, it is advisable to consult your doctor before commencing any training program.
8 Week Training Guide
Prepare yourself physically with this super helpful training guide below.
More Training Tips!
The night before
Lay out your cycling kit, prepare your bike and gather your helmet and gloves
- Check and pump up your tyres
- Pack a repair kit
- Eat a well-rounded dinner
- Get a good night’s sleep
On the day
The morning of
- Eat a good breakfast at least two hours before the event – only have foods that you regularly eat to avoid an upset stomach
- Start drinking fluids at least one hour before the event
- Apply sunscreen thoroughly
- Get to the event with enough time to check in, ensure you visit the bathrooms before the ride begins
- Stay hydrated by drinking small volumes of water regularly
- Pace yourself – stop at one of the designated pit stops along the route to rest if needed (there'll be plenty of snacks there too!)
- Be courteous of your fellow riders – follow the event rules and directions given by officials
- Enjoy the ride!
- Continue to drink water, and grab some snacks at the recovery area
- Take a few minutes to stretch out after the ride – your body will thank you for it later!
- Ensure you eat a full meal within the first three hours to replace the energy that you used during your ride
- Celebrate! You did it!