Prologue Introduction 1 The Ageing Cyclist - Growing Old Disgracefully 2 It Is About the Bike 3 Will I Die? 4 Midlife Performance - Too Late For Speed? 5 Bikes, Bike Fit and Biomechanics 6 Bike, What Bike? 7 Food for Sport 8 The Mindful Cyclist Epilogue Midlife Cyclists: Case Studies
Renowned cycling biomechanics pioneer, Phil Cavell, explores the growing trend of middle-aged and older cyclists seeking to achieve high-level performance.
Phil Cavell is joint founder of the pioneering Cyclefit organisation - the first company in Europe dedicated to cycling analysis and biomechanics. Cyclefit has run worldwide education programmes as well as providing bike-fitting services to professional cycling teams and athletes.
I am blown away by the level of detail Phil Cavell brings to his
work * Elinor Barker MBE, multiple world champion and Olympic gold
Phil is eminently qualified to write the Midlife Cyclist. Well, he is certainly old enough. * Fabian Cancellara, Tour de France rider and two-time Olympic champion *
An amazing accomplishment... a simple-to-understand precis of your midlife as a cyclist - you won't want to put it down. * Phil Liggett, TV cycling commentator *
A must-read... this brilliant book shows you that getting older doesn't mean getting slower! * Alan Murchison, The Cycling chef and masters cycling champion *
I'm determined to grow old gracefully in lycra, and Phil Cavell has been helping me to do it successfully for years. * Gary Kemp *
Phil's book can help you be as good today as you always said you were * Carlton Kirby, Eurosport commentator *
The Midlife Cyclist is entertaining, insightful, well researched and vital reading for all youngsters over forty who have a love affair with the bike. * Norman Foster *
A must for the older athlete, it's motivated me to train harder again. * Sir Rocco Forte *
The Midlife Cyclist is a triumph * Cycling Plus *