How To Train For Your First Bike Race – GCN's Cycling Tips

Published on June 10th 2015


We think that there's nothing quite like the rush of road racing. Here's how to get ready in the weeks running up to your first race. Subscribe to GCN: Starting your first race might be daunting, but, racing is great. There's quite a rush when you're competing alongside fellow cyclists and testing your legs and strategic thinking, all at 30+kph. In fact, we can't quite think of anything that compares to it. The weeks and days running up to your first race are where you'll really make the difference. Training, tapering and resting will all help your performance. What's your top tip for road racing? Tell us in the comments. Music: Spector - Elektrify Buy GCN cycling kit - USA: Rest of World: Get GCN T-Shirts and hoodies: Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /