'Absorb the world around you and let your mind wander' - you may find that it's more addictive than data

Leaving the bike computer at home when heading out for a ride could help reboot your cycling

Phil Burt standing in his bike fit workshop surrounded by equipment
(Image credit: Future)

Most of us have busy lives, packing in cycling alongside work, family commitments and more - making 'quick wins' extremely inviting. But, do they work? In our weekly series we speak to cyclists of all kinds, to find out what one change they've made that's helped to make them a better bike rider - and ask - will it work for you?

Phil Burt describes himself as a cycling health and performance innovator. By profession he is a physiotherapist and bike fitter, and was the leading physiotherapist at British Cycling for 12 years, over three Olympic cycles, as well as a Consultant Physiotherapist at Team Sky for half a decade. 

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.


Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.


For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 


She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.