24/03/16 Cycle Training

Novice Road Race Coaching Days

“Thank you for a great day! Clearly this is a great thing for aspiring racers to do and it’s a no brainer at £20 a session.”

“Just wanted to say a big thanks for the session today, I really enjoyed it” “The course was great today; it was certainly challenging and very informative” “I’ll be urging many more people to attend your coaching sessions, racing or not there’s a lot of good advice to be had.”
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 Are you thinking about trying your first road or circuit race this year but don’t know where to begin? Or maybe you don’t feel confident enough to ride in a fast-moving peloton? Or do you simply lack the skills and fitness to take the plunge?   Our Expert Coaching Days are held on traffic-free circuits in the South East on a variety of dates this year and next. Both the Surrey Cycle Racing League and The South East Road Racing League (SERRL) now require that all 4th Cats (Novices) attend two coaching sessions before being allowed to race.  You’re in luck because these count as those sessions!  You can attend sessions delivered through either league as they
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Everyone will benefit as we cover all of the following: How to warm-up Cornering technique Group riding Moving around in a peloton to improve your position Through and off, team time trial skills Sprinting Group racing practice Coach Led Race Practice How to train for racing Each session costs just £20.
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AVAILABLE DATES:

Ardingly Showground for Saturdays 23rd February and 23rd March 2019.

Enter now on Rider HQ:

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Please contact us directly with questions, not Ardingly Showground, thanks. More sessions will be booked according to demand 🙂 Please subscribe to our Newsletter to keep abreast of new dates here.

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Let’s go racin’ Paul 🙂

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05/10/15 Cycle Training

What Is The Best Road Bike?

Ok so you already knew that you needed a new bike and it is coming to the end of the year and you’ve probably noticed that 2015 bikes are coming down in price as the manufacturers convince us that next year’s model is lighter, stiffer, more aero and more responsive than this years!!  It’s tempting.

There’s also a new golf club for you that hits the baller further, straighter and is more forgiving than ever before!!

The strange thing about those Professional Golfers is that they have the same club as you but they hit the ball further and straighter than you every time.  It’s weird.  It’s almost as if they invest in themselves…….??!!!

I was recently asked my opinion for a magazine called Bikes Etc.  I was asked “What should our readers spend their money on to improve their cycling?”

I’m clearly not going to spoil your fun and tell you exactly what I said; you can buy the magazine for that but think about those Pro Golfers for a moment:

They spend time down the driving range
They spend time on the golf course
They spend time practicing their putting, their short game and their bunker shots
They eat the right food (well, some of them)
They are very strong and very flexible

They invest in themselves.

We are approaching winter.  This is the perfect time for you to invest in you:

Instead of buying a lighter bike could you lose weight?
Instead of buying aero wheels could you improve your flexibility to get more aero?
Instead of the new stiffer bottom bracket could you improve your power?

Mechanical doping aside, you pedal the bike don’t you?  Then look after yourself; you have an MOT on your car every year but do you have a trip to a Physio, a Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer (hint hint) or a Nutritional Adviser (hint hint hint) to make sure your own engine is in the best shape it could be??

The two ways in which we encounter resistance as a cyclist are gravity and drag (other than husband/wife).

Let’s look at these two individually:

Gravity
Every excess kilo we carry up a hill, no matter how shallow the gradient, takes extra effort and forking out 2 grand to save 124 grams on a new wheelset ain’t gonna help you.  You’re better off chucking away your water bottle!!  I wish I had read this last month!!

If you lose fat (not muscle)…….Whooooaa there…….How can I lose weight without losing muscle???????
Eat all the right things so that you get MORE essential macro and micro nutrients (Google it) and less of the wrong things and you’ll be surprised at what can be done.

Still unsure?  Then before you shove that wrap in your gob ask yourself:

“Can I kill it?  Can I grow it?”

Wraps do not grow on trees or run around.  Neither does the mayo, the synthetic spread, the processed meat and the diet cola you washed it down with.

Seriously, does it come out of the ground like that? Has it been tampered with or treated? The closer to its natural source the better.

So, as I was saying, if you lose fat then not only will you go up the hills with less effort but also:

  • You’ll accelerate with less effort
  • You’ll be able to reach the drops without your own stomach suffocating you
  • You’ll have less surface area cutting through the air
  • Girls might talk to you

And lastly, my favourite:

When you take in a breath, that oxygen has to be delivered to every cell in the body.  If it has to go to fat cells that you don’t need then surely less oxygen is going to the muscles.  Your muffin top is nicking oxygen from your legs!!

Sounds good anyway !!

Broccoli costs less than a lighter bike too.

Drag
Nearly all the air resistance you create when you ride comes from you not your bloody bike:

Aero frame this, aero wheels that.  The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) states that your bike can’t weigh less than 6.8kg so they are selling you aero frames cos they can’t be lighter!

Duh.

The Pros tell you they are great because they’re paid 2 million Euros a year to do sp.

Double duh.

That’s why disc brakes are coming in, cos now bikes are as aero as the UCI allow them to be too.  What about electronic gears?  What about 11 speed? That’s exactly what I’m thinking when I’m breathing out of my backside, I’m close to passing out and my legs are screaming: “If only I had 22 gears instead of 20”  No. I’m generally thinking “I want my mum”.

Are you beginning to see what’s going on here?
You can’t buy speed (no don’t go there).

Do some stretching
See a Physio
Join a Pilates/Yoga class
And lose your own ‘surface area’ Bingo Wings.

Then and only then, go and buy the lightest, stiffest, most aero bike with the lightest most aero wheels with disc brakes……because it looks friggin cool!

PB

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What Is The Best Road Bike?
31/07/15 Cycle Training

You Can Always Go Harder

So the Tour is over for another year, I don’t know what to do between 7pm and 8pm every night (oh yeah, I could go training) and that takes our tally to 3 British wins in 4 years.   When I say ‘our’ tally, I must confess I didn’t play a huge role in this and neither did you (sadly neither Wiggo nor Froomey have clicked on this ‘subscribe to this newsletter button’ yet but your friends can!).

6 years ago when Sir Dave stated that we would have a British winner on a British team in 5 the next 5 years the other nations laughed at us.  Now they just throw liquids, insults and accusations.

The point is though that we can learn a lot from Dave Brailsford.  When someone tells you that you can’t do something it doesn’t mean you should stop trying.  When I was trying to lose weight people still offered me sweets and cakes and when I stopped smoking they still offered me cigarettes.  When your mates drop you on a climb or you get shelled out the back of the bunch in a race it doesn’t mean it’s time to quit.

It might be time to man up but it’s never time to quit.  You have only failed when you stop trying.

Work out what you have to do to make the difference:
Do you need to eat differently in order to lose weight?
Do you need to follow a regular stretching and core routine to get more ‘aero’ on your bike?
Do you need to train harder to be able to produce more power?
Or do you need to go to bed early to help your recovery?

You can control all of these changes because you are changing the process not the outcome.

If, however, your plan today is to meet a few mates after work, down a couple of beers, hop on the train home and have a few glasses of vino, dinner and then sit in front of the telly with your other half until the early hours with a bowl of kettle chips then it’s no wonder you’re getting dropped on the Saturday ride!

(Other types of chips are available)

You get out of this sport what you put into it.  You may need to do all of the above, I certainly do!!

Leave work, do your stretches, eat your fish and vegetables, drink loads of water, get some sleep, SMASH the sh*t out of everyone on the road tomorrow, eat a healthy meal, drink loads more water and do some more stretching and then AND ONLY THEN treat yourself to those beers.

By the way, smashing the hell out of your mates, or a race, after they have smashed you to pieces week in week out is more of a buzz than any amount of beer, wine and kettle chips will ever be.  Yet you can have both!!

My clients will confirm this too; shift a couple of kilos, train a bit harder and you’ll gain some confidence as well as speed.  Your limits are determined by your head not your body remember.

If, like me, you reckon you only get one bash at this whole ‘life’ thing then get out there and start living it.

Simples.

Novice Road Race Coaching

What a success, thanks for your support everyone; we now only have spaces left on the final 2 coaching days (Sun 30th Aug and Sun 20th Sept) so we are in the process of arranging more dates/venues.  Watch this space or click here.

Have a great week and remember, you can always go harder 😉

PB

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You Can Always Go Harder
21/07/15 Cycle Training

Past Newsletters

We’ve had lots of people asking to see some of the witty yet educational Newsletters that they missed out on so here you are you lucky things click here and enjoy.

 

If you’d like to subscribe then you can do so by clicking here

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25/06/15 Cycle Training

Smash It, Recover And Smash It Again!

Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas, upon being asked by Bikes Etc. magazine about the Tour de France recently, said:

“The Tour is pretty simple – you smash it, recover, then do it all again”

We can all learn a lot from this.

Other than ‘not to do the Tour de France’ I was thinking more along the lines of how to make improvements in your training/racing:

Ouch This Is Gonna Hurt!

Imagine the following scenario: You rub the palm of your hand with sandpaper until it bleeds (you’re going to have to run with me for a bit so read on…!). Once the bleeding stops it dries, possibly forms a scab and then after a few days that scab comes off. The most important thing here is not “why am I doing this?!” but that even though your hand is very sore and delicate for the first few days the skin toughens up and is in fact stronger than it was at the end of the process. This is an example of a stress-adaptation curve.

If we were techies we’d draw this curve for you but we’re not we’re cyclists so basically it’s this:

Stress Recover Adapt Improve

This is exactly what happens when you train; you put a strain on the body that it’s not used to (ride harder, faster, longer), rest and recover then next time you’ll be that little bit more prepared (fitter) and you’ll find it easy. You do actually have to go HARDER than last time though!!

Or as ‘G’ put it earlier; smash it, recover, then do it all again J

That said you’ll probably go out again and ride to the level of your new fitness so

“It never gets easier, you just get fitter!”

Talking of the magazine Bikes Etc. (did you see what I did there?), the July issue has an awesome rider’s guide to the Tour De France.  Not only does it tell you a bit about this year’s Tour but it also gives the reader expert training and advice on how to be a Tour contender.  I’m ‘bigging this up’ so bloody much you’d think I was in it?!!

Therefore you’ll be delighted to hear that you can read my top tips on:

Time Trialling (page 7)

Sprinting (page 8)

Riding cobbles (page 10)

How to get comfortable on the bike (page 12)

How to shed weight from your bike (page 31)

Now, just in case you’ve spent your last £4.75 on a few cereal bars that will probably make you fatter and therefore slower, here’s a snippet of my ‘contribution’ with some bonus features you lucky devils!:

How to get comfortable on the bike

“Bike fit is extremely important and you should always fit the bike to the rider and not try to adapt to the wrong position.  Ideally a bike fit would be reviewed annually as our body may change due to weight loss/gain or improved/worsened flexibility for example.

A ‘good’ bike fit is about finding the ideal blend of comfort, aerodynamics and power production and every rider will require a different apportionment of these three depending on their goals, physique, fitness, flexibility and experience.  The problems are the opposite: possible risk of injury, being uncomfortable, aching joints, loss of power and too much drag.

There are 2 key requirements that I look for when considering a bike fit:

  1. Do I get on with the Fitter? i.e. is she my ex-wife? Erm I mean does he/she understand my needs and the type of riding I do?
  2. I like to walk away with my own bike in the new position. Some Fitters measure you up on their own in house bike/rig/jig and then give you the measurements to take home. DON’T do this.

Saddle choice should also be discussed as part of a bike fit because changing it at any other time will affect saddle height and other dimensions.  Again, follow my 2 key points re bike fit and the Fitter will help you to a) choose a saddle and b) fit and try out the saddle.  Agree before the fit that you can come back and switch saddles for free if you don’t get on with it too.”

There you go.

Seriously though cheapskate, treat yourself 😉

PB

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Smash It, Recover And Smash It Again!
19/06/15 Cycle Training

Lactate Threshold Testing

Strangely, many of you have been asking me how to ride faster lately, so today I am going to tempt you with a little ‘treat’ that might just give you the edge over the skinny guy in your club (because after last week I am sure every one of you has joined a cycle club!)

Firstly though, pay attention, here comes the science bit…….

Being able to ride faster might mean different things to different people; If you’re a time triallist then being able to ride faster for say 20 to 60 minutes equates to improving your 10 and 25 mile times.  If you love your sportives and my recent newletters haven’t lured you over to the ‘dark side’ of racing then it might just get you over those climbs quick enough to go from a Silver to a Bronze time (but it’s not a race remember).  If you’re a road racer it means that sitting in the pack will expend less energy for when you really need it.

“All very well Paul but tell me how to ride faster”

Well you need to increase your power at your functional threshold.

There you go.  Not a lot of use without a bit of explaining though so read on…

When you try to ride faster than you’re happy doing you get out of breath and therefore begin to go from an aerobic state to an anaerobic state i.e. you’re no longer breathing in oxygen as quickly as you’re using it.  When this happens your breathing becomes laboured, then deeper and you start feeling a burning in your legs as they become heavier.

When this happens the levels of lactate in your body have increased, your heart rate has increased and you wouldn’t be able to go for many more minutes until having to ease up a bit.  It’s at that point that Bradly bloody Wiggins and his mates cruise past chatting!!!  How are they doing that whilst you’re gasping for breath?  Well, they have trained their bodies, over many years, so that they don’t run out of oxygen as quickly as you.

“Ok Paul I’m getting a teeny weeny bit impatient now, how do I do this?!”

This ‘tipping point’ is often known as your Lactate Threshold and Coaches like me perform tests on their clients to help them calculate this threshold.  In a nutshell we help our clients to know what their heart rate or power is when they reach their lactate threshold.  From here we can help riders to determine accurate and very specific training zones and coach them according to their goals.  With regular work and tweaking things here and there we can improve their power and therefore their speed.

Voila

The techniques we use are accurate enough for even the professionals but the ‘gold standard’ test is performed by taking blood samples and measuring the levels of lactate in your blood at different heart rates/power levels.

This is an interesting thing to do and I have a great relationship with a Sports Scientist who can carry out this test amongst other tortures (she’s German) on you for a fee.

Except today.

The lab in question are looking for nutcases I mean volunteers to do some research on.  Part of the testing involves having a full analysis of your lactate profile and recommendations for how this can be used in training.  Normally this costs £190 but if we get you in there quick then it will be FREE.

So, a few more things…you need to be 18-45 years old (so pass this email on Grandad) and you can be male or female or both.

If it’s the same as the test I did they take numerous blood samples from your finger so please be aware:

  1. You will feel a prick, and
  2. You’ll need to put your guitar playing on hold for a week

If you can’t stand the site of blood, have no fingers, don’t want to go back to the people in white coats but you quite like the idea of testing for your training zones then get in touch and we’ll work something out ourselves.

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Lactate Threshold Testing
05/06/15 Cycle Training , Weight Loss

From Fat Cat to 2nd Cat

I want to tell you a story about a very overweight, unfit smoker called Paul:

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The French have an expression: “Metro-Boulot-Dodo’” literally meaning “Tube-Work-Sleep,” to describe the life of millions of Parisiens who get up, go to work on the Metro , the French Underground, come home late, go to bed, get up, go to work, come home late, I think you’ve got my drift.  Whilst I’m unaware of an equivalent English phrase, for once I think the French have hit the nail on the head.

I didn’t used to feel like this 20 years ago, as a fresh faced 22 year old. Having been through University and spending a year abroad I was ready to venture into London to make my fortune.  Now, I understand more than fully what they mean by the “Rat-Race” (oh yes, the equivalent English phrase!).  I just seemed to go to work to pay for my flat to go to work to pay for my flat to….. hang on there must be more to life than this?!

It was the good old London Underground that contributed hugely to this sentiment.  Not that I am criticising the service, after all where else in any transport network does a “delay” mean you have to wait 2 minutes instead of 1.  It certainly can’t be at fault for not having enough stations; on the Docklands light railway if you look out of the front of the train at West India Quay you can actually see both Canary Wharf andHeron Quays stations in front of you.  I’m sure I’ve been on that train whilst it has been at 2 stations at the same time.  If you have ever tried walking between any 2 stations you’ll find that 9 times out of 10 it’s quicker than getting on the tube, yet few us have ever tried.  That is the problem I’m afraid, too many passengers.  Not enough carriages we complain but if they run every minute and there’s about 12 feet between stations then we’ll struggle to fit much more in.  So we’re stuck.  We are stuck with tubes that are crammed full of commuters and stuck with the knowledge that the population is growing quicker than we are able to do anything about it.  So it is only going to get worse.  Cycling in London has increased significantly but shower facilities haven’t, so, as much as I consider myself to be hygienic, I wouldn’t suggest to anyone that they sit next to me all day if I’ve just been cycling for 45 minutes.  As much as taxis seem like a good idea you always regret the decision the moment you get in one as you normally pay 5 pounds a minute to sit still in traffic.  I can sit still outside the cab for free.  The river bus is great but of course inland they get a bit tricky, so we’ll just have to wait for a hovercraft version to come out.  Walking between stops is fine but walking the entire length of your journey brings a whole load of factors into play including sweating, arriving at work too late and having to replace your shoes once a week to name a few.  Lastly I suppose I could have driven.  That only relies on paying the congestion charge, paying for the petrol, finding somewhere to park, paying for somewhere to park, never drinking (a BIG ask in an office job) and of course the small matter of being stuck in traffic with a maximum speed of 10 miles per hour twice a day for the rest of your life which frankly makes me shudder at the thought.  When I see all the Porsches, Mercedes and Ferraris practically at standstill during their whole journey it must be the mechanical equivalent of buying a greyhound and then only letting it walk around the living room.

So I took the tube.

Every day I left my home with precisely the right number of minutes available to get from my front door to logging on at the office and I was stuck with this scenario for as long as I worked in London.

The rest of the day wasn’t much better.  At least I could look forward to a large latte with 2 (or 3 sugars) when I got off the tube.  At least I could look forward to the numerous smoke breaks (although places to smoke were getting few and far between).  At least I could look forward to a cheese and pickle sandwich on white bread for lunch.  If all else failed and the day was seriously stressful (which it usually did and it usually was) at least I could go out and get really really drunk after work and have a kebab on the way home.  The hangover then required the obligatory bacon sarnie.  What did I do to compensate for the aforementioned less than healthy lifestyle then?  Surely I went to the gym at least 3 times a week or went running during my lunch hour?  No, I sat at a desk all day, sat in a bar after work and then sat in a cab after a night out (needless to say the only standing was on the tube).

I was killing myself.

I guess the money was worth being a stressed out, 21 stone, 40 a day smoker for?  Don’t get me wrong, I earned a fair wage but the bars, restaurants, clubs, cabs, dry cleaners, cleaners and car washes of London soon took care of anything I had left after the mortgage and bills.   Don’t you worry, there was no fear of this rat race ending for me unless I died (likely) or won the lottery (unlikely, I don’t buy a ticket).  So I was a ballooning, tar-lunged big shot businessman.  I knew that when I had made my fortune I would have a driver and a limo so big that I would be able to do my workouts in the back of the limo on the way to work in the morning – yeah right!

I had to turn my health around.

I joined a gym and decided that the only way I was going to go to it was to go before work.  That way if I was tied up, blindfolded, bundled into a van and taken to a bar against my will after work at least I would have got my workout done for the day.  So I started getting up at 4.30am, shaving and leaving home, gym clothes and box of cornflakes in my sports bag.  I’d sleep on the tube, as there were, after all, seats available at that time of day as IT WAS A RIDICULOUS HOUR and I’m sure it must have been sleep of the highest quality.  I found a machine at the gym called a recliner bike, you know the one where all the fat City workers are almost lying down, cycling and reading the broadsheets.  Well, they’re reading their broadsheets and getting rid of a bit of guilt at least.  I found that these bikes were great for sleeping.  After the bike I started to wake up and would either jog for a while or use some of the weights machines before showering and getting outside for a cigarette as quick as I could.

It was too early and it wasn’t working.

I tried going after work as I felt so much more awake after clients had been asking me to meet unrealistic deadlines all day long but the pub was inconveniently placed between the office and the gym. “I’ll come for a soft drink” I’d promise my colleagues/myself and then I’d have a lager after the soft drink.  It would have been far too dangerous for my health to step on a running machine after one pint of lager so I stayed for a further 6 and a washed them down with 10 cigarettes instead.

Then I moved to a flat in Canary Wharf which had its own gym underneath it.  This was my big chance to get my first six pack that they didn’t sell in an off licence.  I planned on going regularly.

One year on I was still planning on going regularly but work was just too important (the entire company would of course collapse if I had an hour off).  I was going to retire early and then quit smoking and then get fit.  Work was so stressful that I needed those couple of bevvies just to de-stress each night.  Even so, I ventured into the lion’s den, I mean gym, once or twice the following year and I picked up a business card for a local Personal Trainer, a chap called Mark.

I called Mark and we agreed to meet around the end of 2005 in the smoking area of a coffee shop where I bought a latte, put 2 sugars in it and puffed away whilst lying to Mark about how much I drank and smoked until we agreed a time, a couple of weeks from now, to meet at the gym where I lived for my first workout.

This couple of weeks was fantastic.  It was my opportunity to eat, drink and smoke as much as I could, with the knowledge that Mark would single-handedly get it all out of my system and off my waist within a matter of weeks and I would have to do no more than turn up twice a week.  I could pay someone to have all my problems taken away and I wouldn’t have to take any responsibility for my own health or weight.  That immediately proved harder than I thought.  We agreed to train at 8.00pm so I needed to leave my desk by 7.00pm.  I wasn’t used to this however so fortunately a lot of my 1 hour torture sessions only lasted 45 minutes. I was the paying client so it was up to me if I wanted to squander my money whilst getting less fit than I could have.

After a few months I was still smoking and drinking, in fact on several occasions I even found myself admitting to Mark (to his despair) after some vomit-inducing intervals on the exercise bike that I was “gasping for a cigarette!”.  How could this be possible?  I was paying Mark to make all this go away so that I didn’t have to do it myself.  By seeing him for 2 hours a week surely, for the remaining 166 hours, I could carry on as normal yet watch my waist tighten and my shoulders widen, earning comments like “have you been working out?” wherever I went?

Eventually, after about a year of training either with a hangover or just before a heavy drinking session, it started to dawn on me that maybe I needed to change my eating and drinking habits and maybe there were benefits to quitting smoking.

I was definitely getting stronger and fitter and I had even got out my old mountain bike and bought a new road bike, with a cycling jersey that had pockets in the back that were coincidentally just wider than a packet of cigarettes and a lighter.  Cycling was great as I could come back and have 2 pints and a packet of salt and vinegar crisps guilt free, before tucking into a Sunday roast and a dustbin of a well-known brand of ice-cream; I even had my favourite flavour.

If you had told me that, 10 years later, this weekend just gone in fact, I was going to compete in the National Road Race Championships, a cycling event for the best riders in the UK in my age group, I’d have told you that you were even more stupid than I was back then.  Please read about my weekend’s experience here and if I manage to inspire just one of you then I’ve done my job 🙂

PB

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From Fat Cat to 2nd Cat
19/05/15 Cycle Training

New Cycle Training

Tuesday Night Cycle Training

In the winter I hold a Tuesday night turbo training class in Leigh near Sevenoaks in Kent. In the summer (that’s now, although hard to believe) we go out on the road and we send the riders up some local hills at speeds that they’d rather not ride at!!

We change the route each week ensuring we cover long, short, steep, shallow, fast and slow terrain and the most important thing is that everyone gets fitter and faster by the end of each summer and we have a lot of banter along the way. Hey that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?!

It starts in Leigh and the next course begins on Tuesday 2nd June from 7.30pm to 9.00pm

The course lasts 5 consecutive Tuesdays and costs £75. Spaces do fill up fast so please contact us to book your place by either sending us an email to paul@pbcyclecoaching.co.uk or by filling out our contact form

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New Cycle Training
09/05/15 Cycle Training

“Oh Do I Have To Go Training?!”

June’s issue of Cyclist Mag features some bloody handy advice on overtraining from some bloody handy Coach 😉

Cyclist Mag June Front Cover

 

 

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“Oh Do I Have To Go Training?!”
22/04/15 Cycle Training

Novice Road Racing Course

Would you like to try your first road race?
Or maybe you have raced but you’re getting dropped because you’re not fit enough?
Do you feel strong enough but find you’re lacking the skills?
Or does it just seem too damn dangerous?

In our opinion EVERYONE should take part in a road racing course like ours (Surrey League have now made it mandatory to 4th Cats) but don’t take our word for it. James Moss, a friend of ours and a Pro who has competed in several recent editions of the Tour Of Britain, has been saying it for years:

 

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/group-riding-skills-gap-making-uk-road-racing-dangerous-37356/

 

Contact us to register your interest or to ask a question

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