Top Tips from the Coaches
Make sure you know:
- Where the event is being held
- Length of journey
- Car parking facilities as may need to include extra time on your journey
- Times when registration opens and closes
- Time your race starts
Check you have all your kit ready and bike is in good working order.
Click here for suggested list of equipment.
Day before the race:
An important factor in having a good race is to have plenty of energy and not feel tired. Nutrition tips:
- Eat carbohydrate – pasta, rice, vegetables
- Eat protein – meat, fish
- Drink water to keep you well hydrated
- Avoid fatty and sugary snacks – cakes, crisps, sweets, chocolate, take aways
- Eat a sensible breakfast (cereal & toast) about two and a half to three hours before racing.
- Keep drinking up to the start of the race.
- If hungry have a banana or muesli bar, nothing fatty or sugary.
When you arrive at the race venue: Important things to do:
- Collect your numbers and attach to number belt/T-shirt and bike
- Find out if there are any changes to the information previously received
- Set up your transition – get a good place by doing this early
- Check the course
- Warm up (if a short loop see if you can have a practice lap)
- Go to the toilet before queueing up to race
After the race:
Important things to do:
- Keep warm
- Eat a sugary snack
- Collect your transition kit