Sep 2015 12

Ride faster, ride longer, stay injury-free

By: Dave Wheeler

Cycling is continuing it's post-London 2012 boom.

Around 8% of the UK population cycle every week, with 75% of those cyclists being men.

In Hitchin alone, with it's population of around 34,000 there are 3 bike shops, with another couple up the road in Letchworth

As the partner of any bike owner will tell you, cyclists can spend (or dream about spending) A LOT of money on there bike. It's not uncommon for cyclists to spend thousands on their gear. Whether it's carbon wheel rims, power cranks, on-bike computers or faster tyres, the search for better aerodynamics is a bit of an obsession.

One of the things that I've noticed in my own sports massage practice is that more than most enthusiastic amateur sports-people, cyclists tend to ignore themselves in the search for optimum performance.

Whether you're a mountain biker, a road-racer or time-trialist, you'll get more bang-for-your-buck by investing some time and money in the engine to your expensive machine. That means you.


A workshop in Hitchin on Monday 21st September 2015 at 7.30pm

In just over a week's time on Monday 21st Sep at 7.30pm, in association with Kinetic Cycles in Hitchin Market Square, Troy Martin (of TM Fitness) and I will be running a workshop to help cyclists learn how to Ride Faster, Ride Longer, Stay Injury-Free

Take a look at the promo video that I did last week for the workshop (it's worth it for a laugh - not quite up there with my last "outakes" one) but typical Dave Wheeler nonetheless.



You can sign up to the workshop here.

Troy will be explaining about how a lack of stability may be reducing your flexibility and hampering your riding technique whilst I'll give you some great stretching techniques that will become an essential part of your post ride cool down routine

The aims of the workshop are to help you to:

  • Improve your stability
  • Increase your core strength & power
  • Improve your flexibility
  • Stay injury-free

So whether you're a road-racer, time-trialist, mountain-biker or cyclocrosser, if you'd like to find a really cost-effective way of improving your riding performance, come and join us at Kinetic Cycles in Hitchin Market Square at 7.30pm on Monday 21st September. The cost is just £5.

Troy and I look forward to seeing you there.