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The Road Map for the +40 Rider Who Wants to Train Hard, Ride Fast and Stay Healthyav Phil Cavell199
'I am blown away by the level of detail Phil Cavell brings to his work.' - Elinor Barker MBE, multiple world champion and Olympic gold medallist 'The Midlife Cyclist is a triumph' - Cycling Plus 'An amazing accomplishment... a simple-to-understand precis of your midlife as a cyclist - you won't want to put it down.' - Phil Liggett, TV cycling commentator 'Phil is eminently qualified to write The Midlife Cyclist. Well, he is certainly old enough.' - Fabian Cancellara, Tour de France rider and two-time Olympic champion Renowned cycling biomechanics pioneer, Phil Cavell, explores the growing trend of middle-aged and older cyclists seeking to achieve high-level performance. Using contributions from leading coaches, ex-professionals and pro-team doctors, he produces the ultimate manifesto for mature riders who want to stay healthy, avoid injury - and maximise their achievement levels. Time's arrow traditionally plots an incremental path into declining strength and speed for all of us. But we are different to every other generation of cyclists in human history. An ever-growing number of us are determined to scale the highest peaks of elite physical fitness into middle-age and beyond. Can the emerging medical and scientific research help us achieve the holy triumvirate of speed and health with age? The Midlife Cyclist offers a gold standard road-map for the mature cyclist who aims to train, perform and even race at the highest possible level.
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I am blown away by the level of detail Phil Cavell brings to his work * Elinor Barker MBE, multiple world champion and Olympic gold medallist * Phil is eminently qualified to write The Midlife Cyclist. Well, he is certainly old enough. * Fabian Cancellara, Tour de France rider and two-time Olympic champion * An amazing accomplishment... a simple-to-understand precis of your midlife as a cyclist - you won't want to put it down. * Phil Liggett, TV cycling commentator * A must-read... this brilliant book shows you that getting older doesn't mean getting slower! * Alan Murchison, The Cycling chef and masters cycling champion * I'm determined to grow old gracefully in lycra, and Phil Cavell has been helping me to do it successfully for years. * Gary Kemp * Phil's book can help you be as good today as you always said you were * Carlton Kirby, Eurosport commentator * The Midlife Cyclist is entertaining, insightful, well-researched and vital reading for all youngsters over forty who have a love affair with the bike. * Norman Foster * A must for the older athlete, it's motivated me to train harder again. * Sir Rocco Forte * The Midlife Cyclist is a triumph * Cycling Plus * A road-map for the mature cyclist * Cyclingnews *
Phil Cavell is joint founder of the pioneering Cyclefit organisation - the first company in Europe dedicated to cycling analysis and biomechanics. Cyclefit has run worldwide education programmes as well as providing bike-fitting services to professional cycling teams and athletes. @PhilCavell
Prologue Introduction 1 The Ageing Cyclist - Growing Old Disgracefully 2 It Is About the Bike 3 Will I Die? 4 Midlife Performance - Too Late For Speed? 5 Bikes, Bike Fit and Biomechanics 6 Bike, What Bike? 7 Food for Sport 8 The Mindful Cyclist Epilogue Midlife Cyclists: Case Studies