The Transition Phase

Autumn is often a time when you have finished your high priority summer events, and are thinking about what events and goals you might have for the coming few months. It’s also a time when you might feel like you need a break from structured training, and so inserting...

The Taper Blues

Most athletes with a structured training plan are familiar with the idea of ‘tapering’ for an event. Tapering is where you reduce training stress prior to an event, timed right so that you maintain all of your fitness, but arrive at your event as fresh as possible,...

Stem Race Notes

If you have a close look at bikes of the pros at race events, you’ll notice most have some notes on their stem or top tube. Sometimes these notes are clear, organised concise computer printed, and sometimes they take the form of weird vague sharpie scribbles on tape...

Weight Training for Masters Riders

Age and Muscle Loss The sad truth is, that as you move into middle age, you will also likely be prone to loss of muscle mass. Ever felt like you struggle to respond to repeated, high power bursts on flat terrain, or sprinting? It’s not such a big issue on long steep...

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