For many of us, cycling isn’t just about getting out on our bikes for a quick pootle around town. It’s about having fun, freedom and fitness as well.
Whatever your preferred discipline of riding, knowing you’re progressing is one of the best feelings ever. If you cut your commute down by 2 mins, or you finally mastered that gruelling climb, or even got the courage to take on that bridge drop, achieving something new on the bike is great, and a little addictive.
Improving your cycling skills takes more than just getting out on the bike though. Intervals, endurance efforts, technique, stretching, yoga, gym workouts and even meditation can all help you to progress.
But what happens when you’re training harder than ever, but feel like you’re not really going forward? A plateau can be frustrating – here’s a look at some of the things that might be stopping you from improving…