To get you pumped and ready for the MS Gong Ride we have had a few close friends spill their cycling secrets to help prepare you for this epic ride. Now as much as we would love to, we can’t hold your hand along the course so make sure you are prepared to make the distance and enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way. Most people can complete the ride without specific training, though a little more fitness and time on the bike before-hand can only ever be a good thing.
Keep an eye on this page as there will be lots more tips and videos to come as we get closer to the event!
Carol Cooke is a Paralympic Gold Medallist, a World Cycling Champion, 2013 Victorian Cyclist of the Year, Order of Australia recipient, MS Sydney to the Gong Ride Ambassador – and lives with multiple sclerosis.
Carol has compiled some of her top training, nutrition and preparation tips to ensure that you get the most out of your ride.
Know your limits and fitness level. Most people can complete the ride without specific training, though a little more fitness and time on the bike beforehand can only ever be a good thing. This event assumes you have basic skills including stopping, starting and riding alongside other cyclists.
The New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) dietician Sally Walker has put together a Nutritional Plan specifically for you Gong riders – so take note – you may learn a thing or two along the way!
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