BE­FORE RID­ING IN CHANGE­ABLE WEATHER

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Calvin Watson, rider with the Aqua Blue Sport team, has ad­vice from the Arc­tic Race of Nor­way

BACK IN STAVANGER

Pre­pare by in­clud­ing of­froad and stamina-build­ing ses­sions in your train­ing, be­cause you need to be ready phys­i­cally and men­tally.

BERGENER’S BREAK­FAST

Head out well en­er­gised and healthy, hav­ing fed well the night be­fore, and taken on ex­tra carbs first thing. This will help you main­tain your en­ergy lev­els.

DRAMMEN BASE

We pack sum­mer and win­ter cloth­ing - from spon­sor Ver­marc – to cover all bases, but I start each day with a Gabba rain cap, win­ter gloves, shoe cov­ers and a rain jacket.

EARLY RISØR

Pack an eye mask and ear plugs if you are trav­el­ling as you never know who you’ll be room­ing with! Eye masks are handy in Nor­way as sun­set is very late, and sun­rise early. Qual­ity sleep is es­sen­tial for re­cov­ery.

NOR­WAY OUT

Your bike’s tyre pres­sure is im­por­tant when rid­ing in un­pre­dictable weather. The Sch­walbe tyres on our Ri­d­ley bikes are great on wet roads, and a good chain lube is also im­por­tant to keep the chain run­ning smooth.

The race is mainly road-based, but the go­ing will be tough

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