Thanks to Science in Sport (SiS), this training guide will show you how to train for a long distance ride over 8 weeks. To start, you’ll need to know the basics in nutrition, training and recovery. We’ll teach you when to feed and how to avoid ‘bonking’!
Not to worry, bonking is a cycling term to mean, hitting the wall, a condition of sudden fatigue and loss of energy which is caused by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles.
SiS was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in London, England. We are proud to provide professional athletes and sports enthusiasts with a range of sports nutrition products that help them to perform at their best. SiS is a strong brand in the elite athlete community fuelling over 40 Olympic Gold Medal Winners.
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