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The Importance of Aerobic System Development in Track Cyclists

Whether you're a track sprinter or track endurance rider - developing your aerobic system is CRUCIAL to your cycling success. 

Why?

Aerobic fitness is the base level energy system which requires oxygen.

By working on your aerobic fitness base, you’ll achieve a number of things - here's a few:  

  • Your ability to recover will be improved
  • Your ability to sustain higher...
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How to Change Your Track Gears

How do you change your track gears? Are you getting all the steps right? 

For those of you who are having trouble with changing gears fluently, our Head Coach Kerrie Meares offers a video guide to successfully change your gears!  

The equipment you're going to need to change your track gears are:

  • Chain rings and cogs to fit your bike crank and rear wheel
  • Allen key (usually 5mm)...
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Top 3 Accessories from the Worlds Best Track Cyclists

Have you ever wondered what’s inside the backpack of some of the worlds best track cyclists?

What do they rate as their top cycling accessories, ones that help them get the best out of themselves at training events and competitions?

We’re not talking about the fundamentals such as bike, helmet, rollers, shoes and chain ring bags - they’re the mandatory items!

Instead,...

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The Best Core Exercises for Cyclists

Core strength and stability is crucial to cycling performance.

As a cyclist, you can spend up to hours a day in the saddle, whether that be out on the road or at the track.

Whilst it’s generally assumed that the lower part of the body pushes the power through the pedals, the core is a key stabiliser and is put under a great deal of stress throughout various training modes and exercises.

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How to Deal with Race Day Nerves

Getting yourself mentally prepared to perform on race day isn’t an easy task.

Nerves are an imperative part of the process and just like the rest of the physiological preparation plan, requires training like your muscles.

World Champion Shane Perkins talks exclusively about his experience with nerves, and how he utilised them to get the most out of himself to win some of the biggest races...

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Tips to Changing Track Gears Like a Pro

Let's talk track bike mechanics...

Negotiating gear changes... pedal changes... general bike maintenance...

It can be a painful experience, especially if you've come from a road background, or no real background at all in the sport - particularly when you need something done immediately.

In this blog we're going to talk gearing and guide you through this common practice that most...

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Motivation Means Nothing Without a Commitment to the Cause!

5.20 AM.

The generic alarm tone that you promise yourself you’ll change, rattles from your mobile phone before you reach over and press any button but ‘snooze’ 

Fast-forward 6 months. A similar noise, but one awash with adrenaline, as the bell resonates for the last lap of the race. 

Two significant moments of misery. Or elation. I guess it depends on where you are...

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How to Prepare for Your Next Track Cycling Race

There’s either one of two emotional reactions you’ll have when we ask you...

Are you ready to race?!

You’re either going to read this and think:

a. No, not quite or not at all, or

b. Yes, absolutely!

Whilst we hope it’s the latter, if it’s not then there’s no time like the present, so let’s get cracking!

There are 4 elements we want to...

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How to Master the Track Stand

In this short video, World Champion Kerrie Meares shares her tips on how to master the track stand! 

Why Track Stand?

Learning how to track stand will not only teach you how to stand still on the track, but it will also help develop your bike skills, and help you find where your centre of gravity is.

When you think about it, when you’re riding FAST around the track, your...

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Track Cycling at the Rio Olympics

It's Time!!!

The Track Cycling at the Rio Olympics kicks off on 11th August in Rio!!

We will be covering each event on our Facebook page: 

www.FB.com/TrackCyclingAcademy

So make sure you've Liked the page to get the updates.

Below you'll find 5 videos from World Champion Kerrie Meares who gives you an overview of each event at the Rio Olympics, and her insights on who...

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