Sweet Spot, what is it?
31 Aug

Sweet Spot, what is it?

31st August 2015 Read More

Sweet Spot, what is it?

By James Walsgrove

After searching the internet for a simple definition I came up with this quote Sweetspot training gives you the most training value for the time on your bike and  therefore balances the exercise intensity and volume of training – hence the term ‘sweetspot’. The actual training intensity is at 88-93% of your Functional Threshold Power …

5 simple turbo sessions
23 Aug

5 simple turbo sessions

23rd August 2015 Read More

5 simple turbo sessions

By James Walsgrove

1 – Sweet Spot Training This is the zone just below threshold, if you’re new to cycling then try blocks of 10 minutes.  Sweet spot is a great way of building your fitness. 20 mins warm up @ Zone2, 10 – 20mins @ sweetspot, 20 mins Zone2, 10 – 20 mins sweet spot then 20 …

Why use a turbo trainer and which to buy?
20 Aug

Why use a turbo trainer and which to buy?

20th August 2015 Read More

Why use a turbo trainer and which to buy?

By James Walsgrove

What is a turbo trainer? Basically this is a device that allows you to attach your bike and ride indoors simulating riding on the road. The benefit of this is that it’s like riding on a very slight incline so there is no rest period hence why using a turbo is a great time-saving tool …

Why use power in cycling?
8 Jan

Why use power in cycling?

8th January 2015 Read More

Why use power in cycling?

By James Walsgrove

Why use power in cycling? We all get to the point in our cycling career where the gains seem to get harder if not impossible to achieve. When we start cycling the more time we spend on the bike the better we get but unfortunately, this does not last forever and eventually, we need to …

Winter miles, summer smiles
8 Jan

Winter miles, summer smiles

8th January 2015 Read More

Winter miles, summer smiles

By James Walsgrove

Although it’s cold outside and you are probably thinking more about sitting in by the fire at the moment 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 put you ahead of the competition. …