How To

Welsh Cycling head coach Darren Tudor’s top sportive tips

Tudor prepares to help rugby legend Gareth Thomas take on Etape Cymru

Riders doing this type of challenge will have done enough bike riding to set themselves up for this sort of ride. It’s about knowing your own boundaries though. When you get onto climbs like the Horseshoe Pass it’s about riding it for yourself – not getting into the chasing or anything like that.

Darren insists the best way to tackle climbs like the Horseshoe Pass is to ride it for yourself – do not get involved in chasing others

It’s about remembering the other climbs coming up, pacing yourselves for them and eating and drinking properly too. You need to be thinking about three hours’ time not how you feel at that moment in time. It’s about being disciplined.

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