Wiggle CX Century

Wiggle CX Century – Preparing the Body



Wiggle CX Century – Preparing the Body


Paul Horta-Hopkins


Preparing the Body is essential with less than eight weeks to the Wiggle CX Century…


Covering one hundred miles on a road bike, while not easy is achievable by most club cyclists. If, however those one hundred miles are off road and you’re riding a ‘cross bike rather than an mtb, then it suddenly becomes a ridiculous challenge! It’s time to check up on what state I’m in and what I’m going to need to do get to the finish.


While I’m happy to get myself up to the level of fitness required for a road century, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to get some advice from a professional coach. Paul Pickup is a coach based in Surrey and has written for BritishCycleSport before, he also runs his own coaching company, Pickup Sports Coaching. After a quick email Paul kindly gave us some basic guidelines that will hopefully help me finish the CX Century with a decent time. Over to you Mr Pickup… Read More >



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  1. August 18, 2015

    […] Wiggle CX Century – Preparing the Body […]

  2. June 22, 2016

    […] After deciding that yes, you are going to ride a cyclo-cross bike 100 miles over rock hard chalk – if it’s wet you can substitute dangerously slimy for rock hard – you should probably give some thought as to what training you should have been doing. I say should, as it’s too late now if you haven’t been working at it! But it will give you some tips for next year. Coach Paul Pickup of Pickup Sports Coaching gave us some tips as to how we can get ourselves in to CX Century condition, read it here. […]

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