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Is Strava stopping you achieve your cycling goals?
8 Jan

Is Strava stopping you achieve your cycling goals?

8th January 2017 Read More

Is Strava stopping you achieve your cycling goals?

By James Walsgrove

Strava has revolutionised cycling since it’s launch in 2013, but is this always for the advantage of participants as it seems you can barely go a few miles on a club ride without somebody going off the front to gain a ‘segment’. Everybody seems to know what everyone else is doing, where they have been, …

Test your fitness for Swim, Bike and Run
11 Oct

Test your fitness for Swim, Bike and Run

11th October 2016 Read More

Test your fitness for Swim, Bike and Run

By James Walsgrove

It is important to regularly test your fitness to monitor your improvements and also provide information about your strength & weaknesses so your training plan can be adapted. The follow tests are great to do at the start of any training plan and serve as a baseline for your training zones/pace. Swim The measurement used …

Does reverse periodization work?
21 Aug

Does reverse periodization work?

21st August 2016 Read More

Does reverse periodization work?

By James Walsgrove

For many of you out there you may never have heard of periodisation let alone reverse periodisation. So what is periodisation? “Periodisation is the systematic planning of athletic or physical training. The aim is to reach the best possible performance in the most important competition of the year. It involves progressive cycling of various aspects …

How much faster are TT bars?
15 Aug

How much faster are TT bars?

15th August 2016 Read More

How much faster are TT bars?

By James Walsgrove

I’m always being asked “how can I get faster on the bike?” and although training harder will increase your speed if done in a structured way there is another option which is a must for anybody wanting to go faster at Time Trials or Triathlons…. Time Trial bars come on TT bikes as standard but …

How to make your bike more comfortable…..
28 Dec

How to make your bike more comfortable…..

28th December 2015 Read More

How to make your bike more comfortable…..

By James Walsgrove

Whilst there is no substitute to a professional bike fit (as this takes into muscular limitation and flexibility issues and is done in motion so is the most accurate way to fit the bike) here are some simple pointers. You can do these yourself at home to get your bike set up closer to being correct and …

The best winter bike to buy
3 Dec

The best winter bike to buy

3rd December 2015 Read More

The best winter bike to buy

By James Walsgrove

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. …

Winter Strength & Conditioning for cyclists
3 Dec

Winter Strength & Conditioning for cyclists

3rd December 2015 Read More

Winter Strength & Conditioning for cyclists

By James Walsgrove

Winter is an ideal time to concentrate on strength and conditioning work.  With the weather worsening time in the saddle will naturally reduce so the off-season presents real opportunities to build your pedalling muscles along with conditioning the core giving you a solid platform for pedalling. This routine will make you stronger for the start …