How to train for a multi-stage sportive

Expert road bike reviews and the latest road bike news, features and advice. Find rides & events, training articles and participate in our forums


How To

How to train for a multi-stage sportive

Former Irish pro Ronan Mc Laughlin on how to prepare for a multi-day ride

Hydration is key, too. A small dip in hydration levels can lead to a big dip in power levels – that’s one of the things I used to keep an eye on when I was training and racing.

Obviously when you’re pedaling all day you burn quite a lot of calories, use a lot of energy and lose a lot of liquid through sweat so you need to replace all that.

Stay hydrated – a loss of hydration can result in a big loss of power (Pic: Richard Watson)

It’s just about keeping on top of them – eat and drink little and often. If you’re hungry or thirsty then it’s too late – it’s an aspect to cycling that you need to be on top of before you realise you need it. It’s just about keeping those supplies topped up.

Discuss in the forum

Taking place over the bank holiday weekend of May 24 -May 26, Curadmir is a fully-supported  sportive covering 360 miles in three days, through some of the wildest and most remote terrain in Ulster. For more information, visit


Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.