How to train for a multi-stage sportive

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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.

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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 www.curadmir.com

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