How To

How to plan the perfect base training ride

Deciding distance, layering, fuelling, monitoring effort, and carrying spares

It’s often overlooked but the reality is that the foundations of fitness can only really be built upon once a solid base has been established from which to work from.

As we touched upon during our tips on creating a winter training plan the importance of base, or endurance, training should not be underestimated.

There are no short cuts with base training. Precious hours on the bike are vital. PIc: ©Deborah Malin

As with most things in life there’s seldom a short cut to get to where you want to be and in the case of base training that equates to precious hours on the bike. So let’s take a look at how to get the most from your longer rides.

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