UPGRADE YOUR BRAIN
NOT YOUR BIKE
CHANGE YOUR MIND. CHANGE YOUR RIDE.
When your mind goes to war with your muscles, who’s really in charge?
THE MENTAL CYCLIST will help you think differently about your cycling, and yourself, so you can do more on your bike.
MIND TRAINING FOR CYCLISTS
THE MENTAL CYCLIST is a mind training book & journal for recreational cyclists. Through structured learning and guided journaling, you can#:
— Become an expert in yourself
— Design the cyclist you really want to be
— Recharge your relationship with cycling
— Commit to your ultimate personal challenge
— Love every ride
Accessible, practical and entertaining. For cyclists of every age, ability and ambition.
YOUR MIND IS SMART
It knows you inside out. But sometimes it tells you stories. Negative stories that shatter your self-confidence and self-belief. Then, when you think about doing something challenging, something you’d love to do, your mind says:
The stories aren’t real. But they feel real. So they hold you back. Limit your ambitions. Affect your performance. Spoil your fun.
THE MENTAL CYCLIST will help you see these stories for what they really are, and change them. Rationally. Mindfully. Permanently.
So you can do anything on your bike.
Step-by-step program for blowing up the barriers that hold you back.
Engaging journal exercises for developing deep self-expertise.
Plan, track and smash your ultimate personal cycling challenge.
CHOOSE YOUR SPEC
Luxury Carbon, practical paperback, convenient ebook.
This is the premium edition. Beautifully designed with lots of luxury touches, including faux leather cover, debossed logo, stay-closed elastic band, teal bookmark, premium 115gsm recycled paper and lay-flat binding for the perfect journaling experience.
Written and designed in Scotland. Printed in Germany.
Available for direct sale (UK and EU)
This edition has the same learning and journaling as the Carbon, presented in mass paperback format with a lovely glossy cover.
Available on Amazon worldwide.
REVIEWS FROM MENTAL CYCLISTS
If, like me, you love cycling but lack the motivation to get your kit on and head out there, this is the book for you. It’s made me think about why I cycle, what reward the effort brings me and what goals I want to set myself. The writing is funny, sharp and really insightful. I kept having those ‘that’s me, that is’ moments. I’m enjoying working through the exercises too, as I find journalling really useful for setting goals and measuring achievement.
Helps get your head around your cycling. Regardless of how many miles you ride, or how often you remind yourself of ‘rules’ #5 and #9, there’s always a huge a psychological element to cycling. This book really helps to identify and deal with those aspects of cycling that might be preventing you from achieving your goals.
If you already consider yourself a ‘Mental Cyclist’ the lessons and exercises are probably helpful for getting that everyday non-cycling crap out of the way.
So, In my mind I’m a cyclist, but in reality I’m not really, my body type is a Endomorph so not really suited, however….I teach spin sometimes 20 classes a week and I’m always looking to improve, I love the way Kyle has approached his book and the thought process behind it….It’s a great read (and I’m dyslexic) and simple to understand, many times I thought “ I’ve never thought about it that way”. Do yourself a favour and buy it.
Helpful motivation for cycling or other hard tasks. This is the book you probably don’t know you need. I picked it up as part of what I now understand to be further avoidance tactics on my part. It is full of useful questions and stories that encourage you to reflect on your own state of mind, motivations and really unpick what particular fears or worries are stopping you from succeeding not only in the challenges you might have set yourself but also those that right now you think are just dreams. You could probably apply this book to anything in your life too, not just cycling. If theres anything you’d like to do better at this book will set you on the right path.
A different way to be comfy on your bike. This was very very different to the type of bike book I would usually read. It’s solely focussed on your head space. If you are looking for a training book for purely physiological benefits this isn’t it, but that’s what’s unique about it.
This book is perfect for me, it has helped me ENJOY being on my bike while getting everything as optimal as can be mentally (my default state is a self limiter and the type of person that quits before he starts). Hopefully I can carry over some of it’s tips and tricks into everyday life.
Super easy read, highly recommended for anyone that wants to cycle more, cycle stronger and stop being such a dick to themselves.