How to improve your hill climbing with hill repeats and circuits

Hill climbing is definitely one of my weaknesses as a rider and I continue to work on them and slowly improve. I’ve previously written about hill climbing technique and for this post I’ve borrowed the words of the expert on hill climbing drills. Thanks again to Women’s Cycling in Canada for allowing me to reproduce these words of wisdom from Diane Stibbard. Womenscycling.ca is definitely worth a look for a range of interesting articles on technique, products reviews and more. Over to Diane……

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Tips and etiquette for riding in a group

When I first started riding about five years ago, I was terrified at the idea of riding in a group of people. Every time someone rode close to me I’d move as far away as a could, but over time I’ve grown used to riding in closer proximity to others. In fact, I’ve noticed that the more experienced the other riders are, the closer they are likely to ride beside you, and on the whole this is pretty safe. So I thought it would be useful to share a few things I’ve learned. This is not a definitive guide and

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My visit to the National Road Championships

I’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend in country Victoria to watch the National Road Cycling Championships. It was my first visit but it most certainly won’t be my last. What a fabulous event. It was very professionally run by Cycling Victoria/Australia – the weather was perfect, the crowds not too large and the cycling was awesome. We flew to Melbourne rather than choosing the 10 hour drive south and met up with my cycling enthusiast brother-in-law who drove us up to the goldfields district. He also organised for our free accommodation at his sister’s place near the racing so

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Motivate yourself with a few women’s cycling videos

This week I’m sharing a few videos I’ve found on You Tube that I thought other female cyclists might find motivational, eduational and entertaining. Tiffany’s Top Ten Tips for Female Riders Specialized-lululemon Get Into Cycling Anna Meares takes Gold in London 2012 Evelyn Stevens: From Banker to Pro Cyclist I hope you enjoyed them. There are plenty more on You Tube on a myriad of topics so search for your own topics of interest.

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