After all the training and the actual Amsterdame ride itself, I proudly announced that my thighs were a lot more muscled and toned, a very marginal improvement was noticeable on the calves. However, my friend then informed me that not only have her thighs and calves improved, no, she's also got a firmer bum and her arms have tightened up. I haven't used my bum muscles in my whole life while cycling, in fact, on our last ride I desperately tried to find a position where I would, but to no avail. Has one of us just got a funny cycling style? I want a toned backside and arms too!