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    DescriptionCyclosportives, or long-distance cycle rides, are growing in popularity all over the world. From the Etape du Tour - where cyclists get to ride a stage of the Tour de France - to the Tour of Flanders or the Etape Caledonia in Scotland, these events are pulling big numbers and attracting a range of cyclists. In this new book, bestselling author Chris Sidwells explains how to choose the right sportive, prepare for it both mentally and physically, and get yourself and your bike to the finish line. Topics include: - What kind of bike to buy - How to set up your optimal riding position - How to care for your bike - Clothing and equipment - Skills and techniques - Mental and physical demands of the event Whether you're embarking on your first sportive or trying to improve on your performance in the next one, this essential guide will help you reach your goal. Written by an experienced cyclist, trainer and writer and full of information, tips, illustrations and great stories, it's the perfect companion to an unforgettable challenge.

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    Preparing for and Taking Part in Long Distance Cycling Challenges
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Sidwells
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 477 g
    ISBN 13: 9781408140222
    ISBN 10: 1408140225

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.4
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    BIC subject category V2: WSQ, WSD
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24410
    DC22: 796.62
    B&T Approval Code: A09204000, A09403000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO011000, SPO047000, SPO061000
    Thema V1.0: SMQ, SCG
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    Full colour photographs throughout
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    A & C Black Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    13 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Chris Sidwells is the author of seven books on cycling including the bestselling Bike Repair Manual, Tour Climbs and A Race for Madmen. He is also a qualified cycling coach and fitness instructor, and has worked as a journalist for Cycling Weekly, Cycling Active, Cycling Health and Fitness, Cycling Plus, the Sunday Times and the BBC.
    Review quote
    'Given the explosion of sportives in recent years it is surprising that it has taken so long for a manual on riding them to appear. AC Black has now stepped in to fill the breach with a high quality offering from a veteran of cycle writing' Cycling Books.com (September 2011)