Become faster on the bike through strength training
3 Sep

Become faster on the bike through strength training

3rd September 2019 Read More

Become faster on the bike through strength training

By James Walsgrove

Strength and mobility is one of the train smart principles that I include within my training programmes. I find this gives you a holistic approach to improving your cycling performance and ultimately makes you faster on the bike. What is strength and conditioning? “The physical preparation of athletes towards enhancing sports performance and reducing injury” …

My second attempt at the 12hour TT
14 Aug

My second attempt at the 12hour TT

14th August 2019 Read More

My second attempt at the 12hour TT

By James Walsgrove

It was 2 years ago that I last completed this challenge where I completed 235miles and my target this year was 240+. The Forecast was not great ahead of the event with 18mph winds that were going to be a head wind for half of the course. Arriving at the HQ I arrived at the …

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 …

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