1 – Take part in a bike racing educational course or training
The best place where you can find training course like that is in bike racing clubs or organization. It also may be local group ride or bike riding club. Participating in this kind of clubs or organization creates you opportunities to meet more experienced racers who will teach you a lot of lesson of riding and racing. This is considered the fastest way for you to learn the most practical knowledge on the racing road.
However, at first, you may feel like you are left behind the senior. Do not care about that, anyone has their beginning. Just get through that tough feeling and get the best lessons.
2 – Pick the most proper bike
The best bike is not the most expensive or modern bike but the bike that fits you most. It will not only allow you good regularly training and best performance at the race but also help you limit the possibility of injury as much as possible. What factor you have to consider when choosing you bike? There are 3 factors:
- Terrain: what is the most popular terrain you will race? Answer this question before making up your mind.
- Physical features: your physical feature is the second point you have to pay attention. The height of your bike, its weight and so on must be suitable for your body. Just the most fitted bike can help you show your best.
- Your budget: this is the last consideration. You should choose a bike meet two above demands but also be appropriate for your budget.
3 – Choose a proper outfit
Each outdoor and indoor sport has designed outfits for reason. They are designed to not only make the most convenience for the sport player but also help them take advantage of natural factors outside to enhance the result. In bike racing, racer often wear tight outfit made from a special materials that have high elasticity and ability to absorb sweat and a pair of shoes made only for bike racer. Remember to choose the right size for you.
4 – Keep healthy
Do not worry too much about your first race. Keep inner body balance and provide your body with sufficient nutrients. There are key factors for health preparation before a bike racing. Beside, do gymnastics regularly and especially focus on improving leg muscles because it is the main strength in riding bike. Even though, you must keep a regular pace of practicing and health maintaining. An enough time to sleep is at least 8 hours per night. Water is very important in maintaining energy so that drink enough water. Avoid drinking stimulating drink and food like soda, coffee and so on. You had better eat natural food in tandem with meat and beef.
5 – Go out for practicing
Practice and practice! To win a competition is not based on only luck or a magic, winning is created by sweat and effort. So keep practicing regularly o enhance your performance day by day. I’m not sure you can get a satisfactory result at the first time but it will be improved step by step.