CYCLE a sportive
Complete a monster bike event by putting the distance into your legs
ycling is the king of cardio. Need proof? VO2 max is the ultimate measure of cardio power – it’s your maximum uptake of oxygen consumption – and the highest ever recorded wasn’t by a rower, a crosscountry skier or that chap who used to blow up hot water bottles on Record Breakers, but rather by Norwegian
cyclist Oskar Svendsen, at 97.5ml/kg/min. But reaching those numbers isn’t just a freak genetic accident – it takes training. And what better goal than completing your first sportive cycling event? Go to cyclosport.org and find an event, and follow this plan to prepare your body for the rigours of a long-distance challenge.