I regularly ride with an older friend called Ken who always goes on about how many inches he is riding on his single speed!! This basically is a figure to measure the gear ratio you are riding, the higher the number the harder the gear. Now I know that I currently ride a 48 x … Continue reading How many inches is yours?
For me there is only one winter bike to buy and for a change its one of the cheapest! The single speed is perfect for those wet, cold winter rides during the base phase. With no gears the maintenance required is kept to a minimum so you don’t have to worry about it getting dirty. … Continue reading The best winter bike to buy
With so much data available to you when you first get your Garmin bike computer how do you know what info to display while riding? Well below I have listed some of the key information that is a must for anybody to display on their device when riding with power. The first screen – This … Continue reading What data to display on your Garmin device?
Whilst it’s starting to get cold outside you are probably thinking more of sitting in by the fire than being on your bike but remember this is a great time to start your training for next year. Putting the miles in during the winter months will reap rewards come the start of the season and put … Continue reading It’s all about the #base
This is a big mistake of many cyclists included myself in years gone by, if you don’t have a clear idea of your goal then you will not know how to achieve it or even when you achieve it! Setting realistic and specific goals will help you plan your training sessions so every training ride … Continue reading Setting your training goals
What are they? In simple terms it refers to the intensity that you are riding at which ranges from an easy ride to an all out max effort sprint with other zones in between. How many zones? There are different models with regards to the number of training zones and can range up to 7 … Continue reading Don’t know what where to start with training zones? check this simple guide
Power meters are a great training tool to help improve your cycling and achieve your goals however they can be complicated and daunting when you first get one and suddenly got all this data at your fingertips! After reading a number of books and experiencing it first hand then what I would suggest is that … Continue reading What to do when you first get a power meter?…..
If you are into your cycling then you will appreciate how important fuel is whilst riding but I regularly get asked what should I eat and how much? It is vital to plan your nutrition for any ride over an hour to prevent the dreaded “bonk” which is basically when you’ve hit empty. A big mistake of … Continue reading Cycling nutrition, everything you need to know……
After searching the internet for a simple definition I came up with this quote Sweetspot training gives you the most training value for the time on your bike and therefore balances the exercise intensity and volume of training – hence the term ‘sweetspot’. The actual training intensity is at 88-93% of your Functional Threshold Power … Continue reading SweetSpot, what is it?
1 – Sweet Spot Training This is the zone just below threshold, if you’re new to cycling then try blocks of 10 minutes. Sweet spot is a great way of building your fitness. 20 mins warm up @ Zone2, 10 – 20mins @ sweetspot, 20 mins Zone2, 10 – 20 mins sweet spot then 20 … Continue reading 5 simple turbo sessions