Being aero is one of the biggest factors to going fast when on the bike as long as power is not compromised. This is hard to monitor with many other external factors but riding on the track eliminates them and allows you to compare different positions. I got invited to Derby Velodrome with Joe to … Continue reading Aero testing with Joe Skipper
Well at this time of the year most of the races are now over and the thought now moves to next year, however this phase is an important part of the year calendar so it needs to be structured like you would with any training block. Try not to fall into the trap of thinking … Continue reading What to do in the cycling off season…..
I’m not sure a 12hour cycle event can be called a TimeTrial but it exists in the TT calendar so must be correct?! My alarm went off at 4.15am and quickly I heard the rain lashing down on my window and just remembered laying there and thinking ‘great’. Anyway after a big bowl of porridge … Continue reading My first 12hour TimeTrial
Well after what seemed a really long winter of doing base training it is great to finally start racing and reap the rewards of all that hard work. I have been pleased with my training over the winter following a structured training plan with my Team Rideharder group and have also been working on my … Continue reading 2 PBs in a week!
Strava has revolutionised cycling since it’s launch in 2013, but is this always for the advantage of participants as it seems you can barely go a few miles on a club ride without somebody going off the front to gain a ‘segment’. Everybody seems to know what everyone else is doing, where they have … Continue reading Is Strava stopping you acheive your cycling goals?
It is important to regularly test your fitness to monitor your improvements and also provide information about your strength & weaknesses so your training plan can be adapted. The follow tests are great to do at the start of any training plan and serve as a baseline for your training zones/pace. Swim The measurement used … Continue reading Test your fitness for Swim, Bike and Run
Every rider wants to be better at climbing on the bike and the way to do this is by hill repeats in training which will teach you to ride them more efficiently and faster! Stay seated This will help you save energy so find a rhythm and tap it out. Move hands to top … Continue reading 5 tips to help you climb faster on the bike
They don’t call time trialling, “The Race of Truth” for nothing; it is the most simple form of bike racing as it’s just you against the clock. They are great training sessions and often overlooked by many cyclists but they will help you improve as a cyclist. There are many tips to help you save … Continue reading 5 simple tips to ride your fastest Time Trial
An affordable coaching option to help you achieve your cycling goals in 2018 This programme is specifically designed for any cyclist wishing to improve their cycling whether it be Timetrials, triathlons or sportive’s for next season. Everybody wants quick times during the season and to get these it is important to remember that the hard … Continue reading Team Ride Harder
For many of you out there you may never have heard of periodization let alone reverse periodization. So what is periodization? “Periodization is the systematic planning of athletic or physical training. The aim is to reach the best possible performance in the most important competition of the year. It involves progressive cycling of various aspects … Continue reading Does reverse periodization work?