Aero on the cheap: How to save watts for less

With wind tunnel access and £5,000 skinsuits an email away, Editor Simon Richardson instead went in pursuit of free speed on a budget

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One of the things I missed most through the summer of 2020 was evening races. I’ve always been a fan, from Crystal Palace crits and midweek track league at Herne Hill when I was younger to my club’s evening TTs in recent years. There’s something special about riding to and from a race on a warm summer evening with my friends, getting home just after dark with aching legs and a big appetite. 

Having missed a whole season I resolved to ride as many as I could this year. That goal gave me a reason to train and would help me in a bid to log more miles for this year’s CW5000 challenge

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