Ride Faster Blog

  • Novice Road Race Coaching Days

    Skills Training PB“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 ... Read full post
  • What Is The Best Road Bike?

    You need a new bike flow chartOk 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 ... Read full post
  • You Can Always Go Harder

    Paul Solo BreakSo 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 ... Read full post
  • Past Newsletters

    Paul and Steve Dunsfold MastersWe’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 Read full post
  • Smash It, Recover And Smash It Again!

    Hillingdon March 2014Team 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 ... Read full post
  • Lactate Threshold Testing

    800px-2012_Cycling_Men_road_race_-_UK_teamStrangely, 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 ... Read full post
  • From Fat Cat to 2nd Cat

    Paul 2005I want to tell you a story about a very overweight, unfit smoker called Paul: 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, ... Read full post
  • New Cycle Training

    Group Training RideTuesday 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 ... Read full post