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Understanding Angles & Speed in Track Cycling

In this blog we want to chat briefly about angles and speed and what happens to your centre of gravity respectively. Plus we want to offer a few tips on what you can do to enhance your technical riding skills.

When we ride our bikes at low speeds on a Velodrome our centre of gravity drifts closer towards the track surface...

When we ride at high speeds our centre of gravity drifts away from the...

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Two Reasons Why Toe Straps Are Important for Track Cyclists

Regardless of whether you're a beginner or experienced track cyclist, the talk of toe-straps is of importance to everyone!

Here are some reasons why...

1. SECURE FOOT, SHOE AND PEDAL CONTACT

Think of it like this… when you’re following an opponent around the track in a race and it’s time to accelerate quickly, you want to engage and maximise your power line as...

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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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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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The Keirin from Lane 6 - Advice from Shane Perkins

In this blog we turn our focus to undoubtedly one of the most exciting of the track cycling events - the Keirin. 

The Keirin was invented as a betting sport by the Japanese and continues to be wildly popular there.

Riders draw for position on the start line and when the gun is fired they form a line behind a derny which brings them up to speeds of 45kph for women and 50kph for the...

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Prepare to Perform at a Criterium Event

Criteriums are becoming super popular amongst all cyclists - they're the hybrid event that sees track and road riders converge over the 20, 30, 40 minutes plus final few laps. 

If you're a sprinter, you're likely to hang midfield and wait for your big break in the final few hundred meters. If you're endurance, you're likely to hit out early and hope for an everlasting breakaway. Physiology...

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Our Top Tips to Help You Perform in Extreme Temperatures

Regardless of whether you’re an athlete based in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, you’re bound to experience some sort of extreme weather temperatures whilst training and or competing. In this blog, we want to offer you a few tips to perform at your best in extreme conditions.  

Training or racing on a hot or cold day will catch you off guard if you’re not prepared to...

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What are you listening to on the bike?

Do you wear headphones and listen to music whilst you're warming up and warming down?

Many elite level athletes will listen to music in some capacity to help them mentally prepare to perform, so it’s no surprise that headphones and music are highly rated amongst top track cyclists.

So how does music actually help?

Science has proven that music can enhance performance in sport in the...

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Here's a Tip to Help you Nail Your Individual Pursuit!

The individual pursuit is no doubt one of the toughest of the track cycling events, particularly if you're lining up for a longer distance - 3k or 4k pursuit.

With advancements in sports science, and feedback systems such as power cranks, training and refining, the pursuit has never been easier - not that it's an easy event to train for!

Sports science and power data aside, there's one...

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