Image of Sir Chris HoyHow to Ride a Bike

By Sir Chris Hoy with Chris Sidwells

Published by Hamlyn

'Chris is someone I've always looked up to. Not just because of his many successes but the way he is as a guy. He hasn't changed since I first met him, and he always has time for anyone. 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 and maintenance

Riding different terrains and environments

Road cycling skills and 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 acts as a training toolbox with which you can structure bespoke sessions to improve these five facets of performance. There's also advice on diet, weight loss and the psychology of cycling, and plenty of 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.

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