One of the hardest things many cyclists find is the ability to remain MOTIVATED through the dark mornings and evenings of Winter.
Don't lose that fitness you gained over the Summer months. Winterise your ride: Mudguards, Lights, change those skinny slick tyres for something a little bigger and with better tread, DRESS for the WEATHER - good base layers and decent jacket, gloves, buffs and ear-warmers.
Get a COACH. A coach isn't just for the elite and a special few, everyone can have a coach. It doesn't cost the earth either. A qualified coach will look at the time you have available and provide a plan to suit YOUR needs - NOT some generic plan, designed for a perfect rider in perfect conditions with perfect support. A qualified coach will look at your goals and build an agreed plan to make sure you're ready to go and give that goal your best effort.
Take a look at www.trigwillcyclecoaching.com A British Cycling qualified Level 3 coach, specialising in Road and Time-trial aspects of cycling, including: Road Racing; Circuit and Criterium Racing; Road and Circuit Time-trialling (both individual & team); Sportive and General road riding.
Retain that fitness, keep motivated and look forward to those future goals.
British Cycling Level 3 Road & Time-Trial Discipline Coach. Specialising in U18, Youth & Juniors.