Cycling wisdom


Hear our coaches' tips, tricks and things to avoid when training, in their own words.

valuable insights from our expert coaching team to boost your cycling performance

Building on a rich history and experience of coaching and participating in cycling events worldwide, our coaches are experts in their field. From understanding unique physiology to explaining endurance plans and refining cycling performance, our coaches are continually updating our insights to bring you cutting edge coaching developments.

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Ditch the Data and find the Joy

Many of us are at a point in the training year where we have been training systematically in a data driven environment for 6-8 months.

If you have been training for 6 months, then you are very well adapted to the training you have been doing and gains from here, in this training cycle, are going to be very hard to come by.

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Are you going Hard Enough?

We see many people do all their hard interval work on hills where power is easier to come by and cadence generally is low. Whilst this workout definitely has its place, it should not be confused with effective VO2Max training.

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How to do Endurance Rides

Progressive, moderate intensity riding is a cornerstone to building the deep aerobic fitness that is the foundation of high performance on a bike.
Riding to heart rate introduces all the variables that go with how our heart rate responds to exercise on a day-to-day basis.

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Plan to train – train to the plan!

One of the major barriers to the success of the self-coached athlete is a lack of long-term planning.
Are you making sure that your training is consistent, progressive, and specific for the event/ race/challenge that you have planned to do?

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Training - It's Complicated...

Training is always about experimentation and it is important that there is an understanding between coach and athlete of the experimental nature of the endeavour.

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Oh No... I've Missed a Workout(s)

What to do when life gets in the way and workouts are missed. The specific answer to these questions is highly nuanced.

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5 Key things to Focus on during lockdown and beyond...

The best way to stay focused and motivated is to hone in on a few things that you can control that will make a big difference over time.

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5 lessons I learned: Training and the Menopause

Whether you are peri-menopausal or if you have already gone through the menopause and are months or years past it – don’t worry. There’s always time to make changes that’ll slow down the ageing process.

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What I wish I knew at 40… as a competitive female cyclist

While we are going through menopause, we need to admit it to ourselves in order to understand it, work with it, and continue to compete and enjoy exercise at the level we want to.