Our latest article focuses on triathlon’s longest leg – the bike.
Even if you’ve ridden all of your life, there are some easy ways to help your triathlon bike leg go smoothly (and to help make it even more fun).
You will spend the majority of your time in a triathlon on the bike, so even if you feel comfortable with basic cycling, it’s worth spending a little time thinking – and practising – how to get the most out of triathlon’s longest leg.
Often, an aspiring triathlete fears the swim. Therefore, everyone (Trigirl included!) has articles and advice about how to improve your swimming for triathlon. But what about cycling? What do you need for triathlon cycling and how do you conquer your triathlon cycling fears?
Do you need a road or triathlon bike (and how do you balance on those skinny tyres!)? Do you have to use clipless pedals (also known as cleats or clip-ins)? How do you ride in a group for training?
And if you’ve conquered your fears and you’re looking for your next great ride, be sure to check out British Cycling‘s website full of cycling tips and ride ideas and our recent article on cycle sportives!
Seven weeks until my first triathlon of the season… I think I’ve been in a bit of denial up until today! Three workouts a week has seen me through the winter but I’m now starting to gear myself up for some more intense training. I’ve been managing around two runs and one swim a week, this hasn’t been hard as I really enjoy both. Cycling is a whole different thing – it’s my least favourite of the three disciplines, yet such an important element of the whole event!
I joined a spinning class last week and will continue to go once a week, it’s a brilliant workout – so hard on my legs that I sometimes think I’ll keel over in the middle of a ‘hill climb’, but surely it can only help to build those leg muscles up for the big event?