How cross-training can help reach your cycling goals

Got a big challenge lined up for later in the summer?

Rider training at threshold
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The key basis of any training plan is the time you spend on the bike. Combining a mix of endurance rides, high-intensity interval sessions along with recovery rides will ensure your body will hit the start line in the best form possible.

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Paul Knott is a fitness and features writer, who has also presented Cycling Weekly videos as well as contributing to the print magazine as well as online articles.  In 2020 he published his first book, The Official Tour de France Road Cycling Training Guide (Welbeck), a guide designed to help readers improve their cycling performance via cherrypicking from the strategies adopted by the pros.