Winter blunderland: don't make these winter cycling mistakes

Base mileage, keeping on top of your fitness and avoiding cold weather weight gain: winter training is critically important to the rest of the year — provided you navigate the snow-covered minefield of potential mistakes

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Winter is the start of the cycling season, the time of year when you do the work needed to prepare yourself for summer. It’s also the hardest time of year to train, though, and year after year we all make the same mistakes over and over again.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.