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Western Isles Cyclists prepare for the 2017 NatWest Island Games

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Western Isles Island Games Association (IGA) Cycling Training Camp


Six of our cyclists were able to train together as a team for the first team and  learn about pre and post-race Nutrition from Mairi MacPhail, the Western Isles IGA team Physiotherapist.

The cyclists were able to see what improvements they need to make to compete at the highest possible level.

The camp allowed team manager Christina Mackenzie to gauge the strengths and weaknesses of the cyclists and also see what improvements are required to compete in the 2017 NatWest Island Games in Gotland.


Friday 10th June        The team met up with Physiotherapist Mairi Macphail who delivered a workshop on injury prevention, training specifics and nutrition.

Saturday 11th June    At 9am the cyclists took part in a 90km cycle with 600m elevation. This was the first time the cyclists were able to ride together as a team. At 2pm the cyclists rode another 60km with 4 x 1km hill repeats, total 500m elevation. This was an excellent test for the team. 

Sunday 12th June      The last event of the training camp commenced at 9am and involved the cyclists riding a further 50km with 225m elevation.


The Training Camp was a great opportunity for our cyclists to get together and

feel part of a team. Many thanks for the grant from the NatWest Sports Development