The final pillar of success to being a great rider? Just add grit

Being physically fit and strong isn’t enough. Mental resilience is the final pillar of success. Anna Marie Hughes goes in search of grit

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We have all felt mentally tired, even if 'mental fatigue' isn’t a term we use very often. Be it after a particularly long, gruelling ride or a stressful day at work, when you’re mentally fatigued, your concentrate is hampered, and hills become mountains.

Training rarely addresses this mental tiredness directly - yet it is possible. The ability to stay alert, resilient and motivated in adverse situations - critical for all cyclists - can be trained. It’s time to find out how.

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