GET FIT FOR YOUR CYCLING BREAK
From short holidays where your panniers are transported between hotels, to full blown self-supported tours covering much larger distances, a cycle touring break is an ideal way to explore a new area or country. We’ve got some top tips on getting fit for a cycle touring break.
Cycling gives you the opportunity to get close to the real country and cover more ground than you could on foot. It’s also excellent exercise! However, to get the maximum benefit from your break it’s important that you get ‘cycle-fit’, which is where we come in.
HOW IT WORKS
GET FIT FOR YOUR TOUR
From Beginners to Experienced riders
A cycling holiday is supposed to be fun. It is a chance to experience fantastic scenery, discover a new culture and also to challenge yourself. If you are in decent shape, then a cycling holiday will probably not put you in any physical difficulty, allowing you to fully enjoy the trip.
However, if it has been a while since you have done much regular riding, or if you plan to undertake a more challenging holiday, a bit of training beforehand can help you to get the most out of your tour.
Cyclist Tours Testimonial
I wanted to thank you for your help in getting me back into cycling shape. I am much better on the bike than I am walking or working at the moment. Yesterday I completed a 3+ hour ride with almost 3000 ft elevation gain. I’m not riding for power or speed, just getting time in the saddle in all zones. I’m very tentative going downhill and in curves. I assume it will take a while to relax and it is probably a good thing since I can’t afford to crash. I am now a firm believer in the value of time spent in zone 2 and 3.
Went out Saturday with some friends, for 37 miles, the first ride of the year, avg speed 15.3. I felt great could have ridden forever, I was even told to slow down. I have the power to get up the hills, and was not as winded as my friends. You and Tom did a great job this year. Thanks again.
I just want to speak the truth and want you to know you’re doing a good thing. Not enough people show appreciation for things today. So thanks for taking me on and always answering my questions too. Personally, I think you are a genius with how you have your system set up.