Seven day round-up: Saddlebag essentials, motivational tools and more

A recap of the best of the past week on RoadCyclingUK

It can be hard to stay motivated with Christmas just around the corner and the days continuing to get shorter, but we at RCUK are determined to not let it stop us getting out on to the road.

The pros certainly will not be resting up this winter, and Welsh track ace Jon Mould shared his winter training routines with us, as did former national criterium champion Graham Briggs.

Baby it’s cold outside… but we do not believe in resting on our laurels over the winter months

Our coaching columnist Jo McRae has also lent us her expert opinion, with her latest column offering advice on muscle training for when cycling becomes a pain in the…

You could also take the opportunity to head out under cover of darkness – although you are going to have to get yourself some new lights first.

The off-season does not mean things at pro level have eased off either, and Chris Froome was back in the headlines having been nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

We think he should win – for these five reasons here. Do you agree?

The sight of Froome in yellow became a defining image of the summer, and fellow Brit Mark Cavendish is desperate to pull on the maillot jaune in Harrogate next year.

With the 2015 Grand Depart already revealed as being a time trial stage, it could be the Manxman’s last chance for a little while too.

Away from the road, the ‘cross season is still in full flow as the riders tackled the famous sands of Koksijde last weekend, while track cycling’s Revolution Series celebrated its tenth Birthday this week and will return for round two of this season in Glasgowwith Sir Chris Hoy in attendance.

Missed any of these articles and more on RCUK this week?

Luckily for you, we have compiled seven of the best over the next pages – check them out!


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