Cadel’s guide to getting you Ocean Road Race ready
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,
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.