With Lance Armstrong setting the pace, cycling is one of the fastest growing sports. It is a brilliant way to combine getting fit with covering vast areas of ground. It improves your cardiovascular system, tones your legs and gets you out in the fresh air. People of any age can take up cycling as it can be as high - or low - impact as you want.
This is the book for all cyclists whether you've been cycling for years or are just about to buy your first bike. It guides you through all the choices of bike available, explains how your bike works, how to look after your bike and illustrates the correct fit of your bike. It also provides you with a full programme for getting fit on your bike. There are guidelines on nutrition, how regularly you should be cycling, at what speed, the distances you should be travelling and your rest periods. Baird has also designed over 40 exercises to build your cycling muscles and he shows you how to stretch afterwards. There are tips on cross training to allow you to maximise your biking potential and reach your goals. The book also gives advice and help on injuries and recovery.
This is the perfect companion for any cyclist. It is inspiring and practical, giving you everything you need to get fit on two wheels.