Letter from the editor
Hands up all of you who have at one point or another become too obsessed with your riding? It definitely happened to me, when I was young and full of dreams of winning the Tour de France. If anything got in the way of my training and racing I could sulk for England.
I remember once getting over one bug or illness only to immediately get ill again. I barely spoke to my parents for a day or two I was so upset.
Of course now I’m older and wiser, with countless other responsibilities, I think I’d never be like that again. Then I set myself a little target to get fit for and I suddenly catch myself slipping back into those old habits of putting my training and diet before everyday life.
It’s easily done. And it’s not particularly conducive to harmony at home. Our fitness feature this week deals with this very topic. Highlighting the warning signs and recounting the stories of riders who have been affected.
We all want to be out there riding our bikes, but for that to be sustainable it needs to be a healthy part of our everyday lives.
Cycling Weekly magazine editor
In this week’s mag:
News Tour de l’Avenir crashes dent GB’s rainbow hopes
News GC battle starts early at the Vuelta
Feature Why Sheffield is a hotbed of British cycling talent
Feature Things to do in September
Tech The best bikes we’ve seen this year
Fitness How to keep your riding in perspective
My fitness challenge
Icons of cycling
Cycling Weekly magazine August 29 2019 issue, on sale from Thursday priced £3.25
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