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1311, 2017

How to be your own Directeur Sportif…

By |November 13th, 2017|Categories: Tactics|Tags: , , , |

Because you’ve done all the hard work, months of training and planning, why the heck would you throw it away at the last hurdle!

In this article I’m going to show you how you can be your own Directeur Sportif!

Why not start by watching my 20-minute Tactics Webinar:

 

How to Warm-Up…

Before we get to the day before your […]

311, 2017

How to be your own Sports Psychologist…

By |November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Mentality|Tags: , , , |

If you’ve read some of the other chapters you’ll know that in my coaching philosophy, training is only accountable for around 15% of the gains you will see in cycling. Nutrition accounting for around 35%, with mentality making up the other 50%. Even if I’m out fractionally you can see that all your hard work […]

510, 2017

How to be your own Coach…

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: Training|Tags: , , |

Because, why wouldn’t I help you make people like me redundant…!

In this article I’m going to coach you through how to make the most of self-training and turn you into your own Coach!

Why not start by checking out my webinar on Training:

 

How to Setup your Training Plan…

Because you have to start at the beginning! Preparation […]

2509, 2017

How to be your own Nutritionist…

By |September 25th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |

In my coaching philosophy, training is only accountable for around 15% of the gains you will see in cycling. Mentality, another subject entirely, accounts for around 50%, with nutrition making up the other 35%. Even if I’m out fractionally you can see that all your hard work training is worth far less than the time […]

1704, 2018

Choosing The Right Clothing For Your Spring/Summer Sportive

By |April 17th, 2018|Categories: Tactics|Tags: , , , , |

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 […]

2903, 2018

Hot Weather Training Package

By |March 29th, 2018|Categories: Cycling News, Training|Tags: , , , , |

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 […]

1803, 2018

5 Ways To Stay Goal-Focused

By |March 18th, 2018|Categories: Cycling News, Mentality|Tags: , , , , |

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 […]

1203, 2018

Sleep Your Way To Success

By |March 12th, 2018|Categories: Cycling News, Mentality|Tags: , , , |

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 […]

3101, 2018

How to Get the Most from Training Camps…

By |January 31st, 2018|Categories: Cycling News, Training|Tags: , , |

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 […]

3101, 2018

Terminology; Cycling Performance

By |January 31st, 2018|Categories: Cycling News, Training|Tags: , , |

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, […]

1001, 2018

Bike Technology Setup Guide – By Aron Landy

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Cycling News, Tactics|Tags: , , , |

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 […]

2112, 2017

Route 66

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: Cycling News|Tags: , , |

Route 66, The Beginning:

In August 2009, after a lifetime of issues with my mental health, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder. This kick-started me on a journey back to health, which focused on the sport I loved as a child, cycling. Seven years would pass. I tried the medicated route, which worked for a […]

2112, 2017

Nutrition; fact or myth…

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: Cycling News, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |

I’ve picked my top ten most misunderstood cycling nutrition “facts” below and give you the low-down on what the truth actually is!

The theory of nutrition can be a bit daunting and when you combine this with an array of pseudo-science laid across the internet, it becomes a bit of a minefield.

So, let’s get started!

 

There is […]

2911, 2017

Ultimate Sportive Guide…

By |November 29th, 2017|Categories: Cycling News|Tags: , , , , , |

Whether you’re training for your first Sportive, a Century ride, a Gran Fondo, or anything else. Whether it is for your own self-belief, for charity or because you enjoy it. This guide will give you all the basics you need to go out and design a plan to make the day a success.

 

Getting started – […]