How to Ride a Bike

How to Ride a Bike From Starting Out to Peak Performance

Hardback (20 Sep 2018) | English

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Synopsis

'Chris is someone I've always looked up to. A true role model.' - Geraint Thomas, 2018 Tour de France winner

An invaluable manual for cyclists of all ages, experience and ability, which will help them achieve peak performance.

Full of practical advice, this book includes information on:

  • Strength conditioning to improve your performance

  • Targeted training plans to focus on strengthening weaker areas

  • Bike care & maintenance

  • Riding different terrains & environments

  • Road cycling skills & safety

The book will also help you explore your five key abilities of cycling fitness, defined as the maximum effort you can maintain for the following periods of time:

  • 6 seconds (max sprinting)

  • 30-60 seconds (sub-max sprinting)

  • 3-5 minutes (VO2 max)

  • 1 hour (zone of transition)

  • Several hours (long steady distance riding)

This book is training toolbox to structure bespoke sessions to improve these five facets of performance. How to Ride a Bike also features diet and weight loss advice, the psychology of cycling, and stories and anecdotes from Sir Chris Hoy's Olympic track career.

Full of helpful and inspiring advice for those getting on a bike for the first time in a while, along with plenty of tips and tricks for seasoned cyclists looking to take it up a notch, this is a book for beginners and pros alike.

About the Publisher

Hamlyn

Hamlyn

Hamlyn, was founded by Paul Hamlyn and is one of the most well known names in illustrated publishing producing practical, informative and inspiring books. It approaches all the books it publishes in an accessible and appealing manner.

Book information

ISBN: 9780600635215
Publisher: Octopus
Imprint: Hamlyn
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 223
Weight: 918g
Height: 200mm
Width: 254mm
Spine width: 19mm