“James’ knowledge and expertise were absolute gold dust and allowed me to become the very proud owner of the Mallorca 312 medal. Honestly, if someone had driven me around the course the day before I probably would have opted to stay in bed on the Sunday. But knowing I had James’ top tips I was up at 4 am and at the start just before 5 am. This meant when the start gun went off at 06:30 I only lost 7 mins of very valuable time. I took his advice not to stop at the first feed station and at the second to be in and out of the free for all as quick as I could, grabbing coke and chocolate sandwiches. Which I must say felt like a proper treat until about the third feed station where I was sick of them! Oh well, they kept me going. I made the first cut-off with 10 or so minutes to spare and the second one with around 15 mins. I then kept the carbs and caffeine coming in and enjoyed a small beer at the last feed station. Over the moon to know when I left this I only had about an hour of cycling to do I was buzzing. Waving at everyone and giving a whoop and a cheer. I think the lack of female 312 finishers meant the crowds were even more supportive. James was at the end to give me a high five and to eat the pasta I couldn’t stomach.”
“The academy from James worked really well it's a very structured training plan that at times does feel like you are not training hard enough but trust the plan. It does work! One of the real value points of working with James is the nutrition guide and ride plan that’s included that was worth its weight in gold. Stick to the plan use the advice - train hard ride easy!”
“Purchased the 16-week 312 training plan. Been using your plan for a month now and can already see and feel the difference in my strength and stamina when out on the bike Added bonus, I'm stronger up hills already and I've lost 5lbs in weight. Can't wait to put all this training into action on 30th April Mallorca 312. Really enjoying the workouts, it's a different way of training for me, as used to do hard interval sessions for racing but I feel I'm just as strong building up the endurance. Thank you, James”
“Thanks for everything - I owe a lot to the plans. Of course, I had to get up and put in the work, but the plan was a great forcing device that really worked for me. Thanks, James.”
About Ride Harder
Ride Harder is all about improving comfort and performance of riders whatever their starting ability.
My online group-coaching programme has educated riders of all abilities around the world with many moving onto my bespoke individual coaching services.
I am passionate about making riders faster, fitter, stronger and more comfortable – from TTs to triathlons, club rides to commuting.