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Ask a cycling coach: “I’ve not cycled in years, how do I get from the couch to 30 miles?”

Ask a cycling coach: “I’ve not cycled in years, how do I get from the couch to 30 miles?”

There is no time like the present to get back into cycling, enjoy the wind in your hair and that well-earnt coffee and cake at…

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There is no time like the present to get back into cycling, enjoy the wind in your hair and that well-earnt coffee and cake at the café stop.

The hardest step is getting started, once you do, you will soon find yourself back into the swing of things, cycling faster and increasing your average speed , and even racing your mates up your local climbs.

We have all heard about ‘couch to 10km’ but how about a ‘couch to 30 miles’ for those of us that prefer to turn the pedals rather than pound the pavement? Here are James Spragg’s top tips to get back into cycling…

Sports scientist and coach James Spragg is one of the experts who will be answering your questions in Cycling Weekly’s ASK A CYCLING COACH series which comes out every Wednesday. Working both in research and applied settings, he currently runs Intercept Performance Consultancy . 1) Start by starting

The first ride is going to be hard; you are going to feel the saddle pressing into your sit bones, your legs are going to hurt, and you are going to be working hard. My advice is to accept this and just get on with it. Your cycling fitness will only improve from this point onwards. The first ride is the hardest….it gets easier from there onwards. 2) Start out easy

You don’t want to completely tire yourself in week one and then be so fatigued that you don’t feel like getting back on your bike in […]

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