Winter training: do something different

Winter is the perfect time to broaden your training and try new ideas, both on and off the bike. Mixing different disciplines within cycling, and even trying different sports, can help improve your riding by aiding muscular development and maintain your cardiovascular fitness

Mtb, mountain biking

At times when going outside on your bike is less appealing, new activities will keep you mentally and physically fresh. What are the options for winter training? Which other sports will help your performance? And how will trying new things hinder or improve your riding?


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