Here are some of the top questions we get asked and the advice that we give in the final weeks before your Alpine Cycling Adventure with Brevet starts:
Q: How should I pace myself up the climbs?
A: It is key to understand what your lactate threshold is and to try and ride below that level for the majority of the climb. Completing a simple cycling threshold test will allow you to ride with knowledge if when you are going too deep.
Q: Yes but seriously how do I get up those hills!
A: Check out these cycling climbing training tips for advice on technique and drills that will help your climbing.
Q: Would losing some weight help?
A: Losing fat but developing power will definitely help on the climbs but you need to loose weight carefully and slowly. Following the tips in Racing Weight and eating healthily from a cycling specific recipe book like the Feed Zone is the recipe for success.
Q: I’m not a confident descender – any tips for descending?
A: Many people over look that you can and should practice your descending skills. There is a technique to it and you can improve, feel less worried and recover better before the next climb by learning how to descend on a bike.
Q: Any last minute sportive training and preparation tips?
A: Sure! Check out these tips on preparing for an Alpine sportive.
Q: Should I get a bike fit?
A: Changing your riding position too close to an event isn’t a great idea but if you are riding with discomfort or have some time for the new position to bed in then getting a bike fit is a great idea.
Q: What should I pack?
A: There is an art to packing light yet ensuring that you have enough layers and kit options. This cycling holiday packing list is a good place to start.
Q: How do I pack my bike box?
A: It’s not that hard when you know how. Grab yourself a beer, put some music on and follow these bike box packing tips.
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