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The Cyclist's Training Manual: Fitness and Skills for Every Rider [Paperback]

Guy Andrews , Simon Doughty
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11 May 2007
The Cyclist's Training Manual is the definitive guide to fitness for cycling, suitable for everyone from complete beginners looking to build fitness for their first charity event through to experienced cyclists looking to improve competitive performance. Starting with the basic components of fitness, this step-by-step handbook then guides you through everything you need to know to train and compete at your best, including how to organise your training, training methods, nutrition, health and how to avoid the most common cycling injuries. It also provides specialised training programmes and techniques for all cycling disciplines, such as road racing, time trials, mountain biking, sprint rides and challenge rides, as well as specific advice for novices, juniors, women and veterans. Quotes, tips and Q&A sessions from leading cyclists and team coaches are also featured.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (11 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713677414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713677416
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Guy is an experienced cyclist, cycling journalist and author of Mountain Bike Maintenance; Simon manages training programmes for cyclists and is the author of The Long Distance Cyclist's Handbook.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Book review 29 Jun 2010
By GCR
Format:Paperback
The book is well written but is definitely aimed at new cyclists.
It tries to cover to much by including so many different types of bikes, if you're a road cyclist you'll just skip by the mountain biking downhill and cross, cyclocross and track sections. It doesn't go into enough detail on subjects, just a brief summary.
Unless you are a beginner I'd pass on it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow tips 25 May 2009
Format:Paperback
This book is very easy to follow and though some information maybe basic for more experienced cyclists it is still important none the same . Reccommend to anyone starting out in cycling and has highlighted for me many areas where I can improve .
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Cycling Training Manual I've Found 26 Dec 2007
Format:Paperback
This really is a step up from authors like Friel or Carmichael for two reasons. Firstly its far better produced with a lot of full colour pictures and diagrams that really add to the message and also because its stuffed with good information on everything about the sport not just the physical training. So you'll find good pages on hand signals, group riding, tactics, time trialling etc. Overall its a far more inspiring and comprehensive look at the subject. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 15 Sep 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm very pleased with this book. It's as good as promised. No disappointments at all. I would recommend it. Enjoy!
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