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Happy cycling  Training
During the 10 years I have been coaching and 18 years riding, I have learnt many things. One of the most important things I have learnt is that a happy cyclist is a performing cyclist. So, no matter how well a rider is training, or what equipment they use, their happiness can have a massive affect on their performance. Because of this, I thought it was time to learn more about happiness by >>
Track Etiquette for the ILT Velodrome  Track Cycling
GENERAL ETIQUETTE Ø All users of the track must be assessed and confirmed as competent to ride the Velodrome. This includes all Derny riders. Ø Be on time to sessions at the track. Allow enough time for registration, changing clothes, assembling bike, warm-up, etc. This includes race starts Ø Enter the Velodrome via the cyclist's entrance. No bikes are to be brought in via >>
Climb Like the Wind Part 3  Skills
In the previous two parts of climb like the wind we looked at technique and the need to look at a broad view of the components of climbing to improve it. Finally lets look at training methods to improve your climbing fitness. Suck it in: Hills force us to ride at 2-3 times the power we produce on the flat roads because of having to overcome the resistance that the incline provides. So to >>
Climb like the Wind Part 2  Skills
In the last part of climb like the wind we briefly took a holistic look at what contributes to our climbing ability. In this, the second part of the three part series we will check out the finer points of good climbing technique, bearing this in mind: what it feels like can be vastly different to what it looks like. Seated Climbing To keep riding efficiently up hills it is important to >>
Equipment
This week the new "beginners how to" section kicks off with a variety of sections to keep anyone new to the sport learning about this great adventure called cycling. To begin with we have equipment, training and skills sections. Keep a look out for regular additions to this section to keep >>
Skills
In the previous two parts of climb like the wind we looked at technique and the need to look at a broad view of the components of climbing to improve it. Finally lets look at training methods to improve your climbing fitness. Suck it in: Hills force us to ride at 2-3 times the power we >>
In the last part of climb like the wind we briefly took a holistic look at what contributes to our climbing ability. In this, the second part of the three part series we will check out the finer points of good climbing technique, bearing this in mind: what it feels like can be vastly different to >>
That is breezy and light, floating up a climb without undue fatigue, or that grimace of pain on your face. Hills. The bane of many cyclists that cause angst and suffering beyond our physical limitations. In this, the first part in a series dedicated to the angst we will look at the key >>
Track Cycling
GENERAL ETIQUETTE Ø All users of the track must be assessed and confirmed as competent to ride the Velodrome. This includes all Derny riders. Ø Be on time to sessions at the track. Allow enough time for registration, changing clothes, assembling bike, warm-up, etc. This includes >>
Types of Races on the Track There are a wide variety of races on the track – something for everyone!! In the interests of safety, each track has a rider limit – the maximum number of riders allowed on the track at one time – on an Olympic standard track this is usually 24 to 26 riders.  >>
Now that we have an indoor velodrome gracing New Zealand, it's time to educate the masses about track racing and encourage people to pluck up the courage to give it a go! This will be the first installment of two articles on an introduction to track racing, where we will cover everything from >>
Training
During the 10 years I have been coaching and 18 years riding, I have learnt many things. One of the most important things I have learnt is that a happy cyclist is a performing cyclist. So, no matter how well a rider is training, or what equipment they use, their happiness can have a massive >>
Cycling can be an easy sport, it can be a tough sport, an adventurous sport, and a fun sport. It will be whatever you make or decide it to be, and this all depends on which level you are at, and which level you desire, or aspire to be. If you have been cycling for a year or two you will have >>
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