17 mind-hacks to give your riding a boost in 2017

Get your mojo working with our top tips for boosting morale and heightening focus. Words by: Dr Josephine Perry

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Getting ready for the coming season means preparing mentally as well as physically. At its most effective, this involves implementing lots of seemingly small steps that together have a significant overall effect.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).