Top 7 New Year's Resolutions For Road Cyclists – 2017

Published on January 1st 2017

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Ride 100 miles? Increase your power output? Go and watch your favourite pro race? Here are just a few things that we think make great New Year's Resolutions for cyclists. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/2h2HBz5 1. Go and watch a pro race It could be the Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix, the Tour of California or even just a race local to you. But, for us, nothing quite beats the experience of spectating at a professional bicycle race. Take Dan's advice and catch the Tour of Flanders. 2. Enter a charity ride There are many fantastic charities who promote challenge rides. Find one that resonates and sign up! 3. Help a younger or less experienced cyclist We were all there once. Like many other sports, road cycling often relies on the goodwill of volunteers. So, why not give back in 2017 and volunteer to help out yourself? 4. Increase your power Whether you're aiming to increase your FTP (functional threshold power), sprint power or maximum minute power, training with a power meter gives you a quantitative and comparable means by which to judge your improvements in performance. A great way to become a better cyclist. 5. Start a group ride Get your road cycling (and even mountain biking) friends together and start a group ride. Just don't take Matt's advice on naming it... 6. Set a distance challenge – why not ride 100 miles or 100km? A century bike ride – riding for 100 miles is an incredible – yet achievable challenge. Try this one if you're aiming to take your cycling to the next level. 7. Write down your weaknesses You can't progress if you're not aware of what you need to work on. For Matt, this could be: clipping in, unclipping, clipping in... Watch more on GCN... GCN rides the iconic Koppenberg 📹 http://gcn.eu/2hUdEDt How to sprint like a pro 📹 http://gcn.eu/2hsau8Y Buy NEW GCN cycling kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop: http://gcn.eu/_TheGCNShop Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com