Be merry, stay fit: a cycling coach’s guide to the ideal Christmas break balance

Tip one: skip the Rapha Festive 500. Here’s how to keep fit without missing out on merriness with family and friends

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Coach Ian Jenner shares his five tips for amateur riders seeking to stay fit over Christmas without shunning the festivities. 

The Rapha Festive 500 is one way of spending Christmas - the aim of the challenge is to cycle 500km between Boxing Day and the end of the year, and you can find our six tips to help you finish the Rapha Festive 500 over here. 

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