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16 May


If you were new to Cycling what would you do first?   

This might seem an odd post this month since most people reading this blog started cycling several years ago, but it’s an interesting idea to reflect on and makes you think about whether you have everything covered.

How to put together a busy cycling season without falling apart

Willie McColl’s, what event didn’t he do this summer?! Before you know it you’ve booked to do 12 sportives, 4 cycling holidays and a couple of multi-day events, that are really races, sitting in your lounge in gloomy November.

What’s Everyone been up to over the summer?         

This month, while you are getting ready to think about next year, we thought write about what you’ve been up to. It’s been a very active year, with some great rides!

What’s been happening recently?

September is always a month for reflection on the summer season, what went well, what changed, what could we have done better? This got me thinking about what's been happening recently in Polka Dot in terms of the types of trips we are running.

Is an 8 Day Week Better Than a 7 Day Week?

How often can I do my hard sessions? What do I do if I am not recovering between sessions? What do I do if my form has plateaued?                     

2 May


Training Tips to Improve Fatigue Resistance

How do you train to improve your fatigue resistance? What tips are there for improving your training plan? How does fatigue resistance training differ from normal training?