Cadel’s guide to get­ting you Ocean Road Race ready

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This would de­ter­mine my train­ing and racing plan, my nu­tri­tion, my hol­i­days, ev­ery­thing was based around achiev­ing my goal.

For you guys, look up what time you did last year or set your goal based off an area you’d like to im­prove on. Last step, write it down!

Share the event with friends and fam­ily — cy­cling is a so­cial and fun sport.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing with friends will be great for mo­ti­va­tion and en­joy­ment.

If you head down to your bike shop, they will be able to di­rect you to dif­fer­ent group rides to help your mo­ti­va­tion.

It’s amaz­ing the peo­ple you are able to meet and the ca­ma­raderie shown within cy­cling groups.

Make sure your equip­ment is in work­ing con­di­tion, now’s the time to head to the bike shop if that tyre is a bit worn or it’s time for a new chain.

Aim for two rides of an hour in length this week.

For ex­am­ple, jump out of bed one morn­ing be­fore work and catch up with friends on the week­end. Al­ter­na­tively, a half an hour com­mute into work each morn­ing, or even bet­ter take a long route to achieve some ex­tra kilo­me­tres.

All the best for get­ting back on the bike,

Cadel.

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Peo­ple’s Ride.

David Smith’s award-win­ning photo of a Leopold player af­ter los­ing the pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal.

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