The Lowdown: Training Camps for Cyclists

10 May 2016

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WHY?

Feel and train like a pro, pushing yourself outside your comfort zone and taking your fitness to the next level. Cycling training camps offer the perfect opportunity for you to test yourself as an athlete as well as exploring new terrain.

 

Training camps often act as milestones for cyclists to motivate themselves for personal training goals and competitions, encouraging athletes to be fit and prepared for the camp itself, inspiring them to be at peak fitness throughout the camp and they are ready to compete after the camp.

 

WHERE?

Training camps take place all over Europe; popular destinations include Majorca, Lanzarote, Tuscany and Nice. If you don’t decide to go with a company and plan on venturing in a self-made ‘camp’ group, make sure you have checked out the tracks and trails beforehand to ensure you are able to ride where you wish.

 

WHEN?

The best time to go to a training camp is dependent on the type of rider that you are. For example, if your event season were based during the summer months, there would be little point attending a camp at the end of the year. On the other hand, if you started a training camp too near to an event you would be unlikely to gain all the benefits and reach an optimum fitness level. Late February and early April proves the most popular time for commercial camps.  

 

WHO?

Both professional and amateur cyclists take part in training camps to improve fitness, speed and strength. By riding in a pack that contains cyclists of a similar level your endurance and intensity levels are pushed to the limit, as you reap the benefits from your winter-based training whilst preparing yourself for the upcoming season.

 

Finally, don’t worry if you are not a riding expert. The key is to research the camp you wish to go to before you commit. Find out who has attended in the past, the type of riders and the size of groups. Commercial training camps typically cater to both novices and professional riders. Groups are then split into ability, speed and distance to suit everyone.  

 

 

Bike to the Future with the Kamikaze Range

 

The Kamikaze Range offers lightweight, aerodynamic designs, guaranteed to keep you at the top of your game at any training camp, rain or shine.

 

FOR WOMEN

 

The Kamikaze Cycling Jersey provides you with a top performance, no compromise jersey that’s the ultimate training and racing package. It features a unique aerodynamic pattern for minimal wrinkles or air drag and better. With excellent body fit and cycle-centric approach it proves ideal for the keen cyclist.

 

For extra comfort, the Singlet Evolution X Light offers an ideal underlayer for the Kamikaze Jersey. Extremely lightweight and perfect for intense sporting activities in high temperatures, the singlet has integrated functional zones ensuring optimum moisture management and enhanced ventilation, keeping your body cool and dry. The functional fibre ‘Effect by Odlo’ uses antibacterial silver to banish the smell of sweat.

 

If performance really matters and you’re not prepared to compromise, pair the Kamikaze Cycling Jersey with the Kamikaze Tights. The tights pack a whole range of performance-oriented features into a neat, short leg design that benefits from the extra support that the addition of suspenders brings to serious cyclists.

 

FOR MEN

 

The Kamikaze Aero Jersey has been designed to give cyclists a major aerodynamic advantage in protection from wind and gravity. The Jersey utilises a complex combination of advanced new fabrics and design technology to create a better, faster, lighter garment that will assist you to push your limits to the max.

 

The men’s Evolution Light is all about 100% wearing comfort and complete freedom of movement. The lightweight singlet features a body hugging fit, seamless knit technology and integrated functional zones. With its perfect moisture management, high breathability and enhanced ventilation, it is ideal for anyone who is determined to smash their personal best.

 

Pair the Kamikaze Aero with the Kamikaze Cycling Tights Short Suspenders for the perfect top-performance cycling wear. These tights mean business with a number of features designed to cut aerodynamic resistance: there’s a unique aerodynamic pattern for minimal air drag, bonded leg endings, the use of wind-resistant fabric at wind-exposed areas and no seam on the inner leg.