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My 6th time at the Mallorca 312 and the best performance to date
15 May

My 6th time at the Mallorca 312 and the best performance to date

15th May 2024 Read More

My 6th time at the Mallorca 312 and the best performance to date

By James Walsgrove

So the Mallorca 312 has become a bit of a habit of mine, having completed it 5 times previously. I enjoy the challenge of the event, the stunning scenery and a great early season event to focus your training over the winter. As always the day starts with a 4 am alarm call and a …

Testimonial on 1:1 Coaching for the Mallorca 312
13 May

Testimonial on 1:1 Coaching for the Mallorca 312

13th May 2024 Read More

Testimonial on 1:1 Coaching for the Mallorca 312

By James Walsgrove

‘Its with immense gratitude and appreciation that I provide write this Review and Article for James. I first met James at Factor Bikes in September 2020 … James, a qualified Retul Technician, fitted me for my Factor One … I then met James again at a Factor Owners Ride Out event at Café Ventoux on …

Pedal Pain: Understanding and Addressing Spring Knee in Cycling
13 Mar

Pedal Pain: Understanding and Addressing Spring Knee in Cycling

13th March 2024 Read More

Pedal Pain: Understanding and Addressing Spring Knee in Cycling

By James Walsgrove

Cycling is a fantastic way to stay fit, explore the outdoors, and enjoy the freedom of movement. However, like any physical activity, it comes with its share of potential injuries and discomforts. One common issue cyclists may encounter is something called “spring knee”. In this blog, we’ll delve into what spring knee is, its causes, …

Beyond the Pedals: Why Cycling Alone Doesn’t Always Guarantee Weight Loss
13 Jan

Beyond the Pedals: Why Cycling Alone Doesn’t Always Guarantee Weight Loss

13th January 2024 Read More

Beyond the Pedals: Why Cycling Alone Doesn’t Always Guarantee Weight Loss

By James Walsgrove

In the world of fitness and health, cycling is often hailed as a fantastic way to shed those extra pounds and achieve a leaner, healthier physique. While cycling certainly offers numerous benefits for cardiovascular health, muscle tone, and overall well-being, the notion that it guarantees weight loss may not hold true for everyone. In this …

Stay fit and healthy over the festive period
10 Dec

Stay fit and healthy over the festive period

10th December 2023 Read More

Stay fit and healthy over the festive period

By James Walsgrove

Love it or hate it it comes every year, yes Christmas! This period can present a whole host of challenges with so many temptations of excessive food and drink. It is a great time to enjoy yourself and catch up with friends and family but it doesn’t have to derail your training plan fully and …

Cycling Success Starts with Zone 2: Preparing for the Mallorca 312
15 Nov

Cycling Success Starts with Zone 2: Preparing for the Mallorca 312

15th November 2023 Read More

Cycling Success Starts with Zone 2: Preparing for the Mallorca 312

By James Walsgrove

As you gear up for the Mallorca 312 your training strategy becomes a critical factor in your success. Before diving into the event-specific training plan, consider the invaluable benefits of Zone 2 endurance training. In this blog post, we’ll explore why incorporating Zone 2 workouts is a game-changer in preparing for the Mallorca 312. 1. …

Riding Stronger, Living Longer: Zone 2 Training’s Incredible Benefits
1 Sep

Riding Stronger, Living Longer: Zone 2 Training’s Incredible Benefits

1st September 2023 Read More

Riding Stronger, Living Longer: Zone 2 Training’s Incredible Benefits

By James Walsgrove

It seems that recently everyone has been talking about Zone 2 endurance cycle training. In the dynamic world of cycling achieving peak performance and lasting vitality is a shared aspiration. Among the various training techniques, Zone 2 endurance training has emerged as a game-changer for both enhancing cycling performance and nurturing longevity. In this article, …

Maintain Cycling Fitness Over the Summer Break
14 Aug

Maintain Cycling Fitness Over the Summer Break

14th August 2023 Read More

Maintain Cycling Fitness Over the Summer Break

By James Walsgrove

It can seem hard and frustrating trying to maintain cycling fitness over the summer break. But it does not have to be that way. Maintaining cycling fitness over the summer holiday period requires a combination of planning, consistency, and adaptability. Here are some tips to help you keep your cycling fitness during this time: Set …