There are plenty of reasons to love the sport of Cyclo Cross: it’s spectator and family friendly, races are short, and success demands a balance of bike handling skills and fitness. In short, it’s the perfect competitive outlet for many people.
Cyclo Cross racing can be very demanding and when you start to look at building a specific programme for cyclo cross racing you realise there are many key areas to work on.
A good cross racer will always be working to improve their bike skills. There are such a wide range of specific skills required for cyclo cross that you will always have at least one area to improve on.
Cyclo Cross is a great way for youth riders to enter in competitive cycle racing. Young riders develop many skills required for other areas of the sport. There are many local races and cyclo cross leagues around the country as well as a very competitive National Trophy Series for all age groups.
Skill development and learning to train and prepare for races correctly are the key areas for riders.
Key Skills for Cyclo Cross
Running with the Bike
Using a coach to help you build a cyclo cross training plan is an important part of the process to being the best you can be. A coach will be able to write a progressive plan working on your weak areas and building towards your key goals for the season.