CW5000: Eight ways to stay motivated

The days are short, roads grimy, and weather appalling. How to resist the urge to tuck away the bike and hibernate? Jim Cotton turns up the motivational heat

Spring is still a long way off, and the fattening festive treats are tempting us from all angles. The bike-cleaning rags are worn thin from all the muck-removing sessions, and the rug beneath the turbo is permanently sweat-stained. Keeping motivated in the very depths of winter can be tough. That’s why we’ve rounded up a host of inspiring tips from top experts to help you keep the pedals turning through winter’s grimmest weeks and set a strong foundation if you're taking part in the CW5000 challenge.

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