Bicycle Network: Skill Up
Training for longer rides
Proper training is essential if you are going to tackle longer rides
Proper training is essential if you are going to tackle longer rides like Bicycle Network Victoria's Around the Bay in a Day for the Smith Family or the Great Victorian Bike Ride.
We've put together a great information sheet on getting your bike and your body in top gear. See the PDF at the right of this page.
Bicycle Network Victoria is working to improve existing on-road training opportunities for cyclists.
In Albert Park, the two northbound travel lanes are about to be cut to one and a bike lane will soon be painted on the northbound side of Lakeside Drive. Combined with other intersection measures on Aughtie Drive, this will improve cyclist safety.
Cyclist training signs will soon be erected along Beach Rd and three sets of signals have been linked in Frankston to minimise delays to groups of riders.
Web links: Learn from the experts
Personal training from Kathy Watt, Olympic Gold and Silver medallist; and Carey Hall, who also represented Australia for road and track cycling.
Audax Australia runs some challenging rides and has some hints on preparing your body and your bike. Check out Audax Australia for more.