Cycling Weekly magazine May 24 2018 issue on sale from Thursday priced £2.99
From the editor
With a short family break coming up, I’m facing the dilemma we’ve all faced: how not to lose my hard-earned fitness by lazing about on a sunlounger and eating and drinking too much for a week.
As much as I’m looking forward to it, the taste of a nice mojito will be slightly soured by the thought of getting home and starting my training from scratch.
It’s a cross we all have to bear, right?
There are several options I guess, but taking a bike with me is definitely not one this year.
That leaves me with: 1. Hiring a bike; 2. Taking my trainers and going for a run; 3. Hitting the hotel gym; 4. Doing lengths of the pool and avoiding people actually enjoying themselves; or 5. Resign myself to my fate, and use the extra spare time to plan my training for when I return.
I think we all know which option I’m heading for.
I used to be even more obsessive. I remember once getting upset when I got back from a holiday and then caught a cold. Why couldn’t I have had the cold on holiday when I wasn’t training? It was all so unfair.
Whatever you’re doing, enjoy the bank holiday, and be safe in the knowledge you’re doing more riding than I am.
Cycling Weekly magazine editor
In the magazine this week
24 The British stars of tomorrow
30 All-conquering Manchester Wheelers
34 Tech: JLT-Condor’s victorious disc-brake Leggero
42 Fitness: How to nail your 1st race
48 Runner Leah Thorvilson transitions to the bike
50 Ride with: Ballymena Road Club
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