Cycle for Life

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-15
  • Publisher: Abbeville Pr
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Cycling is a hugely popular sport, mode of transport and social recreational activity. Aimed at novices and improvers, Cycle for Life is broken down by chapter into the key components of development: basics, improving your fitness, challenging yourself and getting competitive. Nicole will explain the terms of cycling, discuss the type of bike and equipment you need at each level, help you refine your riding style and take you through essential maintenance. 'Cycling involves three crucial elements, the body, the brain and the bike, ' says Nicole. 'All three must be prepared properly to have success in cycling whether it is for pleasure or for racing.'

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
52 Reasons to ridep. 8
Bike Basicsp. 14
The bikep. 16
Get the right gearp. 28
Riding skillsp. 34
Riding with othersp. 41
Looking after your bikep. 48
Additional equipmentp. 58
Body Basicsp. 62
Fit to ridep. 64
Cross-trainingp. 80
Nutrition and healthp. 96
Challenge Yourselfp. 120
Riding to save the world: commutingp. 122
Riding to see the world: touringp. 126
Riding to conquer the world: Sportivesp. 136
Riding to beat the world: racingp. 140
Bike Knowledgep. 156
Taking it furtherp. 158
Resourcesp. 160
Glossaryp. 162
Indexp. 168
Acknowledgements and Picture Creditsp. 175
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