• Ally Mackay

Personal Training. Week 7

Hello and welcome to the ADAM COPLEY: PERSONAL TRAINING weekly blog.

Here you will find weekly updates designed to educate you on strength and conditioning for cycling. Over the coming weeks I will be covering all aspects of conditioning your body for cycling and how it can benefit you in terms of comfort, speed, and improving your riding. So, without further delay. Let’s get right into this week’s entry!

We are on a bank holiday weekend, Friday was VE day and the weather looks to be lush.

We have had rumours of lockdown rules been less tight, so I want to use this blog as a bit of a sensible voice and say this:

Let us show the country that cyclists are a fantastic example of how to behave, despite what the media and prejudiced people have made us out to be by sticking to the rules.

Being sensible, riding alone or with your house members and not riding any double black pro lines.

I know, I know. Fun police are hear but this is OUR CHANCE to prove the country wrong.

Cycling for me, as it probably has for you has been a fountain of positive energy through this lockdown and I would be absolutely gutted if it were taken away from me all those weeks ago.

I do not think there is any danger of that happening now, but there is a danger of us being tarnished once again this bank holiday weekend.

I for one do not want that and hope you all feel the same.

Now just to be clear. I am not averse to people riding trails, I think if you do it within your skill level and avoid silly gaps and drops you are well within your right to ride some trails. I am also not averse to talking to people while you are out.

And I do believe that as a whole our behaviour has been brilliant through the lockdown, with a few letting the side down (roadies with no lids, people trying gaps) which has been a bit of a disappointment.

But, there will be walkers, runners and horse riders taking the Michael too so it’s not something that cycling has done on its own.

So, lets treat this weekend as our last safe ride, our last solo ride. Because we never know, it just may be that!

And to end on a positive, I want to say a huge thank you to all the cyclists out there who have proven the people and the media wrong who have tried to give cyclists a bad rep. You have been a pillar of strength and you should be proud to represent the two wheeled community.

As always, stay safe, ride well and I hope you enjoyed your weekend!


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