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Join the Ride Harder Academy and follow the Ride Harder 16 week training plan within a virtual group environment. The Ride Harder training plan takes on the train smarter principles that I have created and provides a holistic approach making you faster on the bike!

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What is the Ride Harder Academy?


The Ride Harder Academy will help you transform your cycling skills, power and speed in just 16 weeks.

The complete cycle training plan that is simple to follow. It will teach you to ride efficiently and train smart meaning you will be faster on the bike for LESS effort and have MORE spare time available.

Keep motivated over the winter months to smash your cycling goals

The Ride Harder Academy’s comprehensive four phase training plan is supported up by a team of coaches and an exclusive online community of like-minded cyclists that are committed to helping you stay motivated and become a better rider.

Plus much more…

  • 20% off Training Peaks
  • Weekly FB Q&A
  • Opportunity to join virtual Group Workouts
  • Workouts available on Zwift
  • Accountability buddy
  • Basic HR plan option as well as power-based
  • … and much more …

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A smarter way to train to improve heath, happiness and mental wellbeing

This 16-week 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 the 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.

Skills

During the first phase of the plan we will be setting your custom training zones and look to start creating consistency with training. The sessions will work on improving your pedal stroke and other techniques to make you more efficient as a cyclist. We will be working on different techniques to help you build good habits and accountability which will aid getting the training completed.

Base

As we move into the next phase we will be building your aerobic engine working and your base fitness which is the building block of all good cyclists. We will be working on not only endurance but your strength also through on the bike training along with continuing the off the bike conditioning.

Build

Within this block we will be progressively increasing your threshold power and the ability to hold this for longer periods on the bike. This is often overlooked but will make you a faster cyclist. Intensity and volume will both be increased as we look to build on previous sessions.

Peak

Within this block we will be progressively increasing your threshold power and the ability to hold this for longer periods on the bike. This is often overlooked but will make you a faster cyclist. Intensity and volume will both be increased as we look to build on previous sessions.

Every year I get feedback from my graduates which helps me develop and shape my plan every term for maximum results.

Going through the plan within the 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 our graduates say


“This is the first structured training plan I have done. I have found James to be both knowledgeable and full of encouragement … It has made me accountable for my own time and training management.”

I can feel and see the difference in my riding

Great way to keep up with fitness during the dark winter months.

“The Winter Training Plan has delivered great improvements and new techniques which have been extremely useful for racing and fitness level.”

“As a returning participant of the winter training plan, I would still definitely recommend it. A well-constructed plan to keep you motivated during the winter months.”

Hard work but totally worth it for the results!

I would thoroughly recommend Ride Harder, you won’t regret it!

“I’ve been cycling for many years and the Ride Harder program has re-energized my love for it! I had been in a rut with my riding; The Academy has definitely helped me take it to a new level.”

Still Want To Use Zwift?

Don’t worry all the training sessions can either be downloaded for Zwift or even linked to your personal Training Peaks account so you can just log on and your session will be ready for you.

Meet The Team


James Walsgrove

James Walsgrove

Founder & Head Coach

I am the founder of Ride Harder, which has improved the comfort, and performance of hundreds of riders. My group-coaching programme has educated riders of all abilities with many moving onto my individual coaching services. I am passionate about making riders faster on the bike from whatever level they are starting from.

Josh Marlow

Josh Marlow

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Josh holds an undergraduate and masters degree in Strength & Conditioning science. He currently leads S&C for girls sport and football academy at Langley school along with leading physical preparation for Norfolk netball academy amongst other private ventures.

Jason Fligg

Jason Fligg

Performance Nutritionist

Jason holds a masters degree in Sport & Exercise Nutrition. He works with committed and dedicated athletes, from recreational to elite level, who wish to promote both their health and performance.

Nicky Roger

Nicky Roger

aka The Mind Coach

As The Mind Coach, I help athletes with any aspect of mental training. I’m passionate about helping everyone develop the mental strength and skills they need to train and perform at their best.
I am a qualified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and a qualified NLP Sports Practitioner. NLP is a powerful method that draws on the mind-body connection to tackle limiting beliefs and behaviours replacing them with new thinking and behaviour that becomes automatic.

Abi Carver

Abi Carver

Yoga Instructor

Abi is the owner and founder of the highly popular Yoga 15 programme – a series of 15 minute yoga videos designed to enhance your athletic performance and support your recovery.
Ride Harder Academy members will be eligible for a 25% discount off subscriptions.

Triathlon Dan

Triathlon Dan

Assistant Coach & YouTube Star

Dan is the host of the popular TriathlonDan YouTube channel and was one of the founding members of the academy 6 years ago and made some impressive gains in his cycling fitness. He is a great believer in the benefits of the academy and says everyone would benefit from joining.
Dan will be putting on a weekly easy ride for academy students to join via Zwift and Zoom.

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What’s Included

All you need for a smarter way to train to improve your health, happiness and mental wellbeing.

  • Full 16-week complete progressive cycle training plan
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Strength & Conditioning programme (courtesy of Josh Marlow S&C coach)
  • Nutrition Support (courtesy of Jason Fligg Sport & Exercise performance)
  • 25% off Yoga15
  • Mental Training tips from The Mind Coach
  • Training Peaks discount (20% of premium)
  • Zwift compatible workouts
  • Weekly group Zwift sessions streamed on Zoom hosted by TriathlonDan
  • Facebook live Q&A
  • Discount on Ride Harder Club Kit
  • Accountability buddy
  • Motivation & Practical advice throughout the course
  • Basic HR plan option for those new to structured training
  • Weekly Zwift ride with Tri Dan

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!