Training Tips

Training Tips: Single Leg Drill: This week’s training tip is the single leg drill, which is something that you can practice as you’re riding that will help to smooth out your pedal stroke and make your pedaling technique more efficient. It’s quite simple – you just need to unclip one foot, and pedal with a single...

Ep2 – Preparing for Peaks Challenge: Bikebug coaching athlete Michael Wright (co-owner of MC Cyclery) has agreed to track his progress as he prepares for the Peaks Challenge, Falls Creek. The ride is 235km with over 4,000m of climbing – and he’s not ready with just over 2 months to prepare for the event. Join us as we...

Training Tips Safely Looking Behind: This week’s training tip is a simple drill that you can practice and use whilst riding on the road, to safely look behind. The usual problem with turning your head to look behind you when you’re riding is that by taking your eyes away from in front of you, you risk deviating off your...

Training Tips: Single Handed Cornering: In November we shared three key points to focus on to improve your cornering: a strong inside hand grip, keeping the outside leg down and keeping your eyes up and focused on the exit point. This week’s training tip is a simple drill that you can practice to develop your strong...

Ep 1 – Preparing for Peaks Challenge: I am not Ready: Words by Bikebug Coach, Matt Lucas – Preparing for a major sportif ride such as Peaks Challenge Falls Creek is a major undertaking. The day itself can be up to 13hrs long (for finishers) and one of the key aspects to completing a ride like this is the ability to...

Training Tips Riding in Crosswinds: Knowing how to ride in crosswinds can save you a whole lot of watts and up to 30% of your energy! Here’s a simple guide from Bikebug Coaching on how to set yourself up to ride in crosswinds. RELATED: RIDING AND RACING IN WINDY CONDITIONS The key to riding in crowsswinds is to keep...

Training Tips: How to Bunny Hop: Knowing how to do a bunny-hop on a road bike is a whole lot of fun and can get you out of a lot of tricky situations. It can get you over road obstacles such as railroad tracks, potholes, sticks… Bikebug Coach Matt Lucas says the biggest thing he’s ever had to bunny-hop is a dead...

Buying Time: Costs and Benefits of Time Trial Equipment: If your time-trial equipment is not up to par, you’re giving yourself and your hard-earned training legs a disadvantage. The graphic above is a breakdown of the information collated from an article that first appeared in Velonews. It’s based off a rider averaging...

Training Tips: Two-person Track Stand: This week’s Training Tip not only helps you stay upright without unclipping and improves your overall balance on the bike, but is also something you can show off with your friends at the traffic lights! A one-person track-stand can be tricky, so if you’ve got a friend, you can try...

Training Tips: Bottle Pick Up: No matter what level of bike-riding you do, you can benefit from practicing drills on the bike to improve your bike handling skills. Ten minutes, once or twice a week, as often as you can, can make a world of difference – and the best thing of all is that you can practice these on a grass...