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 …

5 simple tips to ride your fastest Time Trial
6 Sep

5 simple tips to ride your fastest Time Trial

6th September 2016 Read More

5 simple tips to ride your fastest Time Trial

By James Walsgrove

Many of us share a common goal of improving our time trial time, however, don’t know how to go about doing so. They don’t call time trials “The Race of Truth” for nothing; it is the most simple form of bike racing as it’s just you against the clock.  Time trials are great training sessions …

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 …

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 …

It’s all about the #base
18 Nov

It’s all about the #base

18th November 2015 Read More

It’s all about the #base

By James Walsgrove

Whilst it’s starting to get cold outside you are probably thinking more of sitting in by the fire than being on your bike but remember this is a great time to start your training for next year. Putting the miles in during the winter months will reap rewards come the start of the season and …