Ride Faster Blog

  • Additional date for Novice Racers’ Coaching Days – 28th April

    Group Feedback Ardingly **We have a New Date – Sunday 28th April 2019** (The Surrey Cycle Racing League and The South East Road Racing League require that all 4th Cats (Novices) attend two coaching sessions prior to entering)   Clean chains only please. From the first week in May, The Surrey Cycle Racing League put on a wonderful evening series for 4th Category riders every Friday ... Read full post
  • Fitness Testing – The Lactate Threshold Test

    So the heatwave is over (yes that was it!) and winter is upon us!  Ok ok we want a lifelong summer too but we’re just saying, it’s a bit nippy in the mornings and we’re thinking (only thinking) about our winter training schedule that’s just around the corner! During September/October it’s worth testing yourself to see ... Read full post
  • Tour Of Britain

    What better a way to find out more about road racing than watching Wiggo and Cav in the www.tourofbritain.com starts tomorrow in Ipswich:-) Read full post
  • CycloPark Wednesday Evening Training Sessions

    New cycle facility CycloPark in Gravesend, Kent is running race training evenings through the winter months on Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm onwards.  The sessions will be run by British Cycling Coaches and will cover race drills and use various training methods. All are welcome and riders will be split into ability/age groups. If you don’t fancy riding ... Read full post
  • Get £5 Off Orders Over £50 in Wiggle

    Want £5 off at Wiggle? Just sign up to their email newsletter here http://www.wiggle.co.uk/newslettersignup Read full post
  • I Want That One

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  • What Is Nutrition?

    Strange question.  Surely You’re Referring To Our Coffee And Cake Stop?! We all know at least one really skinny guy who can eat what he/she wants and never gains weight and we might even be a little jealous (ok very jealous) but there’s more to food than whether it makes us fat or not. Macro And Micro ... Read full post
  • What Is A Sportive?

    Why Are There Sportives? So you’ve driven to the countryside, parked your car, ridden 80 miles, got lost, run out of drinks half way round, haven’t seen a single cyclist for the last 2 hours, got back to your car starving but the local shop is closed and what’s more nobody saw you do such an ... Read full post
  • Introduction To Cycle Training

    Ouch This Is Gonna Hurt! Imagine the following scenario: You rub the palm of your hand with sandpaper until it bleeds (you’re gonna have to go with this 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 ... Read full post