Cycling News

Hot Weather Training Package

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 […]

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

5 Ways To Stay Goal-Focused

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 […]

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

Sleep Your Way To Success

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 […]

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

How to Get the Most from Training Camps…

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 […]

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

Terminology; Cycling Performance

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, […]

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

Bike Technology Setup Guide – By Aron Landy

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 […]

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

Route 66

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 […]

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

Nutrition; fact or myth…

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 […]

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

Ultimate Sportive Guide…

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 – […]

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

Four Small Changes Equaling Big Results…

I was asked by Cycling Plus magazine to provide four tips for ‘Small Changes equaling Big Results’ a topic which I throughly enjoyed contributing towards! But, in case you’re not a regular reader of the magazine I’ve added them below.

 

Ride Technique:

Video yourself! An odd one perhaps and it might (probably will!) require a friend to […]

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Cycling News, Nutrition, Tactics, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |