Improve performance/speed how
Guys & girls,
I'm okay at cycling but prob an amateur compared to some. I like a challenge so i've decided I want to beat or get close to a strava kom around Richmond Park in London. I've been out around it twice, once on my old bike and didn't try hard and recently on my new cervelo s3 2014 and got ranked about 1,000 our of 11,000 with a time of 19:52 av. speed 20.1. I wasn't feeling the best and i am still recovering form some kidney problem. Anyways, the record is 15:33. How on earth can I beat this?!
I don't wear full lycra or a helmet, so i'll prob have to start doing that, does it make much difference? Do i need better wheels, i have the standard average mavic's that come with the bike.
Any advice would be really appreciated