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Hydration Tip: Prepare your drinks for the race the night before and refrigerate them overnight. Your body absorbs cold liquid faster.
Never ride clipless for the first time, in heavy traffic.
Change your grip position on the handlebars regularly during a long ride. This will help ease the pressure and stimulate blood circulation to your hands.
Try to keep your drinks at body temperature (37c). It takes a lot of energy out of your body to heat it up or cool it down if it's not around that level. Use the energy to push the pedals a bit harder instead.
Stretch your muscles as part of your cool down after each ride.
Drink plenty of water during the last two or three days leading up to your next race. This will ensure that you start the race properly hydrated.
Eat breakfast at least 2 hours before a race.
Take some dry clothes for after the race. Driving home in wet lycra isn't fun!!
I have many, I just can't be bothered typing them all down, lol... Your favourite tips???...