BEHIND THE WHEEL
Runners, embrace the bike: you have nothing to lose but your fear of lurid Lycra and padded shorts
NO ONE would question the fitness of cyclists tackling the Tour de France, but can the bike benefit runners? Yes, says pro triathlete Linsey Corbin. ‘Cycling is a great way to cross-train, whether you’re healthy or working through injury.’ In a study that compared running four days a week with doing two runs and two hard bike rides, improvements in running were the same after five weeks.
GET INTO A SPIN Cycling is a great way to maintain or boost fitness without stressing your joints.