Get that core in tip-top shape to ride harder and faster

Last week we introduced you to the importance of core strength, and this week there are a few more exercises designed to get the parts of you you can't see in tip-top shape.

These exercises can look after your hamstrings, pelvic floor, and the ring of muscles that surround your torso and hold you up.

These exercises can be done lying down, so that's a bonus, and as usual there are options for the more flexibility-challenged among us.

Add this routine to your arsenal of Road.cc Yoga for Cyclists videos and you'll find you're reaping the benefits in no time.

>>Read more: Our full Yoga for Cyclists series.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.