With Lance Armstrong setting the pace, cycling is one of the fastest growing sports. It is a brilliant way to combine getting fit with covering vast areas of ground. It improves your cardiovascular system, tones up your legs and gets you out in the fresh air. People at any age can take up cycling as it can be as high- or low-impact as you want. This is the book for all cyclists - whether you've been cycling for years or are just about to buy your first bike. It guides you through all the choices of bike available, explains how your bike works from the gears to the pedals and illustrates how to look after and repair your bike. It looks at all the equipment that is available from clothing to speedometres so you can make informed choices that fit your needs. If you have decided to use cycling to get fit, then this book provides you with guidelines on nutrition, how regularly you should be cycling, at what speed, the distances you should be travelling and your rest periods. If you are someone who wants to take their cycling to the next level and enter competitions such as triathlons then this book provides you with programmes and advice on how you can improve.
There are tips on cross training to allow you to maximise your biking potential and reach your goal. It also gives advice and help on injuries and recovery. Cycling Fit is the perfect companion for any cyclist. It is inspiring and practical, giving you everything you need to get moving on two wheels.
Jamie Baird has been involved with health and fitness for the past 14 years. With a Sports Science background he is a much sought after fitness coach. Jamie has trained in many fitness clubs and hotels in the UK and Australia and he now runs a consultancy called The Fitness Coach. He frequently writes for national newspapers and magazines.