Advice & Training

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Group Training – The Value

Why cycle in a group? The Wicklow 200 is a solo event, after all, albeit one ridden in the company of 3000 friends. Many riders are attracted to cycling and to challenge events because they like the solitude of the countryside and the peace that a long spin immersed in their thoughts offers as they

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Pain over the Kneecap While Cycling – Karen doyle

There are many types and causes of knee pain. Knee pain is thought to constitiute 41% of chronic cycling injuries. In this article I review the causes of pain directly over the kneecap which is made worse by cycling. You may have heard of the terms patallofemoral pain (PFP), chondromalacia patellae or runners knee which

Foam Rolling & Self-Massage – Karen Doyle

Massage has been shown to help with recovery rates after training and competition when compared with just resting and as the miles creep up in training for Wicklow 100/200 a massage may be just what your legs need. Work, training and family commitments often mean people can’t get in for a sports massage as often

Training tips for the Wicklow 200 by Joe Conway

This advice is aimed at the inexperienced cyclist who may have taken up serious cycling in the past two years and has not yet completed a Wicklow 200.