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About James Walsgrove

My cycling career started in 2005 when I purchased my first road bike and I was immediately hooked. Since then I have completed numerous cycling challenges including Ironman, Lands’ End to John O Groats, Mt Ventoux (all 3 ascents), London to Paris, the BBAR challenge which included a 12hour TimeTrial and more recently the Mallorca 312.

Are your goals “smart” for next year?

This is a big mistake of many cyclists including 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 more importantly when you achieve it! Setting realistic and specific goals will help you plan your training sessions so every training ride will be focussed and working towards them. Make sure your goals are SMART Specific – “To lose weight” or “ride faster” are not specific enough so try making it goal specific such as “To lose [...]

By |2019-01-28T11:34:54+00:00October 28th, 2018|Training|0 Comments

Pyrenees cycling trip

With the treat of a surprise birthday party for my 40th I decided that I did not want to be close to home and decided to go away cycling and taking onthe 9 epic climbs of the Pyrenees as listed in the Band of Climbers poster. Friday Arrived in Lourdes to be greeted by Jacques holding up a sign with my name on it, I have always wanted this and it has took nearly 40 years to finally make it! His wife, well I assume it was, as they did [...]

By |2019-01-28T11:36:10+00:00October 17th, 2018|Cycling trips|0 Comments

How to update your Training Zones in Training Peaks

"Threshold is the maximum sustainable power or heart rate that you can hold for 1 hour" To get the most from any training plan and software that you choose to monitor your fitness it is important to set your training zones and make sure they are regularly updated as you become fitter on the bike. Once you have completed a Power/HR test then it’s important to update your zones in Training peaks and also a good idea to match up your Garmin zones to mirror the same figures. Click to [...]

By |2018-10-06T09:43:32+00:00October 6th, 2018|Training|0 Comments

Stac Virtual Wind Tunnel

The Virtual Wind Tunnel (VWT) is an exciting new innovation by Canadian startup STAC Performance, co-founded by Andrew Buckrell. It allows triathletes and time trialists to get a complete, accurate aerodynamic analysis done in an affordable and convenient way. We start off the process with scanning which is the critical part. So we want to capture a good physical model of someone. This only takes around 2-3 minutes to complete. During this process you will be on your bike in the race position holding a static position so we can reconstruct this model in [...]

By |2019-01-28T11:36:42+00:00September 6th, 2018|Bike Fit|0 Comments

Dunwich Dynamo Double

Having completed this event last year and being really impressed we decided to complete it again.  However, due to the logistical nightmare of getting to the start we decided to complete it as a 225 mile round trip leaving our car at Dunwich packed with a stove for making coffee and bacon rolls at the end! Good coffee as we know is a key theme for us cyclists and with the impending ride going through the night it was probably even more of a priority.  It wasn’t long before we [...]

By |2018-10-06T09:50:59+00:00July 29th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Using Zwift and Training Peaks together, your perfect training partner

For anybody serious about improving as a cyclist then Training Peaks is a must to be able to monitor, plan and review your training thus keeping you on track to help you prepare the right way to reach your cycling goals. Zwift is the at home training game connecting cyclists around the world taking the boredom out of turbo training at home. Zwift can be used as stand alone product where you can ride round a virtual course with others and if you have a smart turbo the resistance will automatically [...]

By |2018-10-22T06:20:55+00:00July 10th, 2018|Training|0 Comments

Training with Heart Rate

In the Zone……. Using your heart rate to fine-tune your training efforts can help you reap big fitness rewards. When starting cycling or any other sport, motivation is high while fitness is low. It’s a combination that means large gains can be made in a relatively short period, which helps with the philosophy that hard work pays dividends. Unfortunately the ‘go hard or go home’ approach might sound productive, but increasing your effort doesn’t automatically translate to increased improvement. The fitter you get, the smaller the margins for improvement become, [...]

By |2019-01-28T17:28:55+00:00July 5th, 2018|Testing, Training|0 Comments

LEJOG – DAY 8

Evanton – John O’ Groats 101miles This is the last (well hopefully) day of riding as we plan to reach John O’Groats by the end of the day. This was the worst nights sleep that we have had on the journey due to the fact that a seagull was practically in our room making all sorts of noises throughout the night! This only stopped when our alarm went off as think he was scared Robert was going to get his air gun! We managed to get away early again and [...]

By |2019-01-28T11:42:40+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Events|0 Comments

LEJOG – DAY 7

Tyndrum – Evanton 128miles We decided to go for an early start this morning although due to a slight mix up between me and Rob as to who was in charge of setting the alarm it was not as early as it should have been! Alistair was already down enjoying the continental breakfast and his opening comment was “I cannot even touch my arse today”, we did think why would you even want to? We left Steve at the hotel to go for his daily swim and wash in the loch. [...]

By |2019-01-28T11:44:47+00:00July 1st, 2018|Events|0 Comments
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