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
  • 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
  • “Oh Do I Have To Go Training?!”

    Cyclist Mag June 2015 OvertrainingJune’s issue of Cyclist Mag features some bloody handy advice on overtraining from some bloody handy Coach 😉     Read full post
  • Novice Road Racing Course

    Barny Benenden Cranbrook 2014Would 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 ... Read full post
  • Fatboy Slim

    Steve BodPodBeing a 90kg 41 year old ex-smoking 2nd Cat means I’m often racing against 70kg 21 year olds and, although I’ve had my fair share of success, I realise that even the “giants” of the pro peloton Marcel Kittel (81kg), Andre Greipel (75kg) or 6′ 6” Stijn Vandeburgh (82 kg) are only relative giants in ... Read full post
  • Core!!!

    Cyclist Mag Core May 2015May’s edition of Cyclist Magazine features some wise words on core strength (pg 112) from some so called “Expert” by the name of Paul Butler 😉 Read full post
  • How To Ride A 25 Mile TT In Under An Hour

    If you want to ride for 1 hour at 25 mph then you’ve got to start by riding at 25 mph! Once you have decided on your target speed for your race then you need to practice riding at that pace but (importantly) in your TT position (when the roads are safe to do so).  Where ... Read full post
  • Belgium but upright this time!

    Belguan National ChampBelgium Trip Day 1 Wednesday 17th September   Having had to follow a diversion off the motorway and then being pulled in for a random check by customs I arrived late for my ferry check-in at Dover. Even getting up at bloody 4am isn’t early enough any more! Luckily this wasn’t a problem and I promptly boarded ... Read full post