Do you want to ride faster?
Do you want to spend less time training more time with the family BUT still improve as a cyclist?
Unsure what sessions to do on the bike that will make you faster?
Stuck in a rut each year not getting faster on the bike?
How this plan will make you faster
Train smarter to become faster.
Take a holistic view of your training so you become a strong, efficient and FAST cyclist.
Have all your training sessions set out in advance so you know exactly what you have got to do and can fit the sessions at a time that is convenient to you. Knowing that every training session has been developed to give you all the qualities you need aliing with progression throughout the plan.
No more JUNK miles!
Become faster on the bike. Great winter programme that works!
Gradually learnt to pedal and sit on the bike properly. Was much quicker this year as a result.
Combined with taking on a disciplined healthy eating and weight loss regime the training plan brought me into the 2019 season on full gas enabling me to be quicker than the coach!
Found the plan useful in getting ready for JOGLE especially the strength and conditioning which builds very well through the program.
A good base for anyone wanting to improve their cycling abilities. Well structured and organised
The Winter Training Plan has greatly improved my cycling and made sure I continue to cycle throughout the winter months which I know I would struggle to do on my own – a great plan, would highly recommend.
The complete cycle training plan that will make you faster on the bike
This plan takes on the train smart ethos so not only gives you all the training sessions needed to achieve your individual cycling goals it takes a holistic approach to improving on and off the bike.
Going through the plan with community environment of the Ride Harder academy and with the support of Ride Harder head coach you will be held accountable and committed to completing the plan.
What’s in the plan?
About The Team
“I started working with James at the very beginning of Ride Harder as I wanted to add some structure to my bike training through the winter as I moved towards Triathlon more seriously.
I consider this one of the best decisions I could make, as James’ approach to the first of the Winter plans was superb and shows in the way it has grown to this point.
My Triathlon path has developed through Ride Harder, as I became a part of the full coaching offered.
During my time with James, I found him to be highly professional, massively knowledgeable, always looking to add to is knowledge, not afraid to make mistakes to grow and a great communicator.
In addition to this, he has and still does remain a great source of advice and support to me and my endeavours for which I am very grateful.
I am now self-coached but without the knowledge I built in the time is spent with RideHarder, I feel this would not be as successful as it has been.
My season this year has seen me go to Challenge Roth and set a new PB of 10:32 at the Full Distance, something I am very proud of and feel I can improve further.
One last point to add, James is also my bike fitter of choice. I feel this is not a one-off thing and having a consistent point to come back to has been great.
Thanks for all of the support over the years Ride Harder!”
If you are not faster after completing this plan then you are entitled to a full refund with no questions asked so you have got nothing to lose!
The plan is based on around 6-8 hours per week. This is a full periodised progress training plan so some weeks will be less and occasionally slightly over. The key workouts will be indicated to you can make sure these are completed.
The plan has been written using either heart rate or power so you are able to use any turbo to complete the plan. I would always say that power is the ultimate metric to use to gain the most from any training plan if you have a choice.
The sessions are designed to be done in the order that they are set to meet the training adaptations that we are trying to achieve however you are welcome to move the sessions to suit your own work/life as long as they are in the same format and order as prescribed.
We all know that things crop up in our day to day life so missing just the odd session will be fine. The plan is taking a long term approach to training so missing a session is less important than if your were embarking on a short term plan.
Yes you can and this will be fine through the early part of the plan although when the intensity increases you may just want to stick to the main core workouts each week and miss some of the extra sessions depending on your time available.
Yes, you are free to cancel at any time and end the plan if you feel it is not for you. But before doing so talk to me as we may be able to make the plan more flexible to meet your needs.
It’s your choice, but the plan is designed to guide you through a full periodization cycle. From building your base fitness through to racing.