Inspired by the Italian Gran Fondo which is historically at least 120km long, there’s no doubt that sportives are a test of endurance – regardless of whether you’re seeing yours as a social ride or a test. If you’re getting ready for a sportive this summer, the chances are you’ve spent some time in the […]
From Eddy Merckx to Chris Froome, the legends of cycling are hardly known for their down time. But the professionals get to focus on two things: riding their bike, and rest from riding it. For the rest of us, training is a juggling act alongside jobs, families and paying bills; making it all the more […]
If you’re building up to your first sportive then being prepared with the right kit will help you go faster, stay comfortable and look good too.
While most of us learned to ride a bike as a child, getting into road cycling as an adult can feel like learning all over again, and sportives – […]
Sportive kit tips keep you protected and focused on the important stuff – like KOMs, QOMs and peanut butter sandwiches – whatever the weather.
As summer approaches, the cycling calendar is jam-packed with sportives to get stuck into. If you’ve signed up to a mass cycling event, you’ve likely already got the basics down: your favourite […]
Think of a time you have been for a ride in heat, maybe this was a trip abroad or a sudden change in temperature at home, maybe this was even your target event. Did you perform as well at that temperature as you had been while training? Were there any issues with hydrating or keeping […]
Most of us simply wouldn’t be human if we didn’t experience a lack of focus on our goals from time to time. As we emerge from the off-season into race season, goals were likely set months ago for the year ahead. Because of this, if you’re steadily ticking along through your plan, now is the […]
While great leaders of the world (and some, not so great!) have worn their lack of a need to sleep like a badge of honor, the truth is – we all need adequate, regular sleep to be our best selves. And if you’re looking to excel on the bike, you should be approaching sleep as […]
Training camps can be valuable in the search for an extra boost in fitness. However, they’re not always factored into training as efficiently as they should be. Let me explain with some reasoning from the perspective of two different cyclists.
Firstly, you have the time constricted cyclist, who has a full-time job, with a family to […]
With my many years as a professional coach I’ve seen quite a few different terms meaning the same thing. Typically, the big differences come between English and American’s, why can’t we just speak the same language…? Anyway, this gives me an excellent opportunity to dive in and translate the situation. Here are my main offenders, […]
We have all been there, faced with having to get data from multiple sensors, via multiple cycling computers and onto multiple monitoring platforms. Thankfully, client Aron Landy, has produced this excellent guide to help you out!
Pre-Coached starting point
I have a Garmin Edge 1000 and a Tacx Neo trainer; when riding on the trainer I use Zwift. I […]