COACH’S KIT STRENGTH ESSENTIALS
To optimise cadence with power or heart rate, get yourself a cadence sensor. Over time, you’ll be able to monitor your strength gains by seeing the cadence/power or heart rate combined.
Make sure you take on plenty of fluids and carbs. It’s not just fuelling for the ride, but also the rides in the coming days. A good rule is 70- 80g of carbs per hour through gel or solid form.
Get properly kitted up with a decent set of gloves and overshoes. While you’ll get warm climbing, on the descent it’s really important you keep warm so you’re ready to hit the next effort.