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Improve your aerobic endurance on the bike
17 Jul

Improve your aerobic endurance on the bike

17th July 2019 Read More

Improve your aerobic endurance on the bike

By James Walsgrove

Training your aerobic endurance on the bike will make you faster. Cycle endurance training should form the backbone of any good training plan and at the high end around 80% of time at this intensity. If you are a time crunched athlete then you may do less however don’t underestimate its importance. It is still …

Do you need a cycle coach?
3 Jul

Do you need a cycle coach?

3rd July 2019 Read More

Do you need a cycle coach?

By James Walsgrove

Although the principle of training on the bike is relatively simple once you understand the basics, the skill of being a cycle coach can be more in depth. The end result for hiring a coach is ultimately to make you faster on the bike although the “reason” for having your own coach can be different …

Round Norfolk Epic 200 miles
19 Jun

Round Norfolk Epic 200 miles

19th June 2019 Read More

Round Norfolk Epic 200 miles

By James Walsgrove

If you want to see the whole of Norfolk in a day on the bike then this event is for you! The event follows the perimeter of the entire Norfolk border taking in all of the stunning coastline. When you sign up to a 200mile sportive you know it is going to be an early …

Mallorca 312  – More than a Gran Fondo
10 Jun

Mallorca 312 – More than a Gran Fondo

10th June 2019 Read More

Mallorca 312 – More than a Gran Fondo

By James Walsgrove

This is my favourite sportive and my second year of riding it so I now know what to expect so can hopefully complete it faster than last year. The event consists of 8000 riders tackling 15,000ft of climbing over 312km on closed roads. There are also options of riding 167km or 225km on the day …

Do you lack the motivation to train? My 5 top tips for getting your training done!
14 May

Do you lack the motivation to train? My 5 top tips for getting your training done!

14th May 2019 Read More

Do you lack the motivation to train? My 5 top tips for getting your training done!

By James Walsgrove

Being a coach is so much more than just setting a training plan, this is just a part of it. True success is when you understand what motivates and what works for your athletes. Wanting to find out more I surveyed a range of athletes to see what does and doesn’t work for them and …

Hell of the North
28 Apr

Hell of the North

28th April 2019 Read More

Hell of the North

By James Walsgrove

Paris Roubaix Growing up watching this event it has always been one for my bucket list and having cycled to Paris before I was really looking forward to riding through this amazing French capital again however, after a last-minute check of the route it appeared to start nowhere near Paris!   Arriving at the venue …

London to Brussels charity ride
26 Mar

London to Brussels charity ride

26th March 2019 Read More

London to Brussels charity ride

By James Walsgrove

Sitting on the Eurostar as we travel home I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect on the trip and write my blog. Now I would normally have done this each day however due to the fact that we barely finished cycling within the same day that we started most days I was …