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2 Core Exercises We HIGHLY Recommend for Cyclists

Building a strong core (and maintaining it) is absolutely essential if you're trying to progress and develop as a cyclist. 

A strong core will also help you to remain injury free, and retain good control and stability when you’re on the bike. 

A lot of people within the cycling fraternity that we know and work with don’t have a huge amount of time to train in the gym...

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Off-track Tactics You Want to Avoid!

A little while ago we walked a young talented rider to the start line of a big event and this particular athlete (exceptional and by far the quickest and most tactful rider to contest the event) was in the best form of his life. 

Quite young and new to the sport, the rider hadn’t yet experienced what it was like to be ‘challenged’ off the track in the warm-up area by...

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The Sprint & The Long Way Round (Part 2)

In the previous blog (The Long Way Round) our Performance Analyst Michael, wrote about the extra distances ridden when riders move up from the black line, the datum line. 

Michael’s blog last week initiated some interesting debates about the benefits of both staying in the sprinters lane, and what happens when you move up (or out) to go around another rider… As you move up the...

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The Long Way Round – Local Knowledge of Tracks!

Biomechanics, physics and maths are all the numeric elements of track cycling suit my interests completely. Gears are fixed and wheels are the same diameter, give or take a few millimetres in tyre selection. Wind doesn’t come in to play inside our lovely Anna Meares Velodrome. It does at Herne Hill in London I know. Does the wind blow at your track?

I was riding with friends on our track...

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Eating the right types of food to enhance cycling performance!

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Ali Disher is an Advanced Sports Dietician and works with many of the World's Greatest Athletes, including a number of Olympic Cycling Medallists. In this short video blog, Ali talks about the right types of foods to load up your dinner plate with to enhance performance! 

The Track Cycling Academy are proud to have an exclusive partnership with Ali Disher and Apple to Zucchini Sports...

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High Cadence - A Fundamental of Recovery

In the previous blog we covered off on the benefits of taking your road bike to the track on race day...

One of the benefits we highlighted was the recovery benefits that having your road bike can give you, for example:

When coming off the track after a race, your road bike is easily accessible and the gearing is usually lighter, allowing you to pedal at higher cadences - clearing lactate...

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The Benefits of Taking your Road Bike to the Track on Race Day

Most of us have a road bike in addition to our track bikes and will head out on the road for different types of training rides to assist with our track cycling development. 

The road bike is also extremely handy when you’re incorporating a recovery ride into your training program. Road bikes allow us to pedal faster whilst travelling slower aiding in recovery by taking a heavy...

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Monitoring Heart Rate for Cycling Performance

With the evolution of science and technology and as the ever-increasing number of training tools creep their way into our cycling training lives, many forget about some of the basics such as incorporating heart rate as a measure of fitness and fatigue. 

In this blog, we want to offer a simple reminder about the importance and benefits in monitoring your heart rate throughout your...

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One key ride to complete before race day

Most of us get nervous, excited, sometimes anxious before racing, after all, you only want to do your very best, and aim to beat previous best results. 

It goes without saying that preparation is key, and that preparation will comprise of a whole lot of training blocks which include technical and tactical refinement. 

In this blog, we want to introduce one more ride into your training...

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Don’t get boxed in… Here’s how to stay outta trouble in a bunch race!

If you’ve ever found yourself in a keirin, points race, scratch race, madison, elimination or any other bunch race event that involves more than 2 competitors, you may know what it feels like to be boxed in and unable to unleash your big final sprint that propels you to a top position. 

Not sure what we’re talking about, have a look at the diagram below….

You will note...

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