10 training tips to help you nail your next sportive, even though it’s not a race

Winter Training Tips
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For many of us, it’ll be the time of the year where we’re planning what sportives we’d like to tick off our bucket-list this season. However, training in the depths of winter isn’t always an appealing proposition, but don’t fret; cycling indoors can help you prepare perfectly. 

As architects and industrial designers have been challenged to accommodate more activity and habitation in smaller spaces, indoor training equipment and ergonomics have seen remarkable improvements. Crowded cities, expensive floorspace and noise sensitivity have revolutionised the way engineers think about designing indoor trainers. The result has been a new generation of static bikes which are a lot more pleasant to live with and amazingly lifelike to train on. Whereas indoor trainers were once unsightly creations, spoiling the flow of your home’s interior design, the latest offerings are sleek and refined.  

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