Training Tips

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.

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More Training Tips!

Before Event

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

During Event

  • 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!

After Event

  • 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!

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