BEFORE RIDING IN CHANGEABLE WEATHER
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.
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.
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.
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.
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