Ride Faster Blog

  • Kermesse training

    I’m off to Belgium again soon to ride another Kermesse so here is a workout I did on Friday to prepare: Warm up Find a safe, flat bit of road (I stress, safe). Step 1: Sprint out of the saddle as fast as you can, sit down and keep going as fast as you can for about 30 seconds. Step ... Read full post
  • Velopark At The Olympic Park

    “An interesting Hillingdon”   This is how somebody recently described the new closed circuit facility around the Olympic Park (right by the velodrome) and they weren’t far wrong! On Wednesday night I decided to try out this new super smooth surface and to see whether it would have a place in my already pretty full racing schedule.  The appeal ... Read full post
  • Running Advice? Look away now cyclists!

    One of my favourite clients (you’re all my favourites really) has promised that if I give her advice on a running heart rate monitor then she’ll buy a bike – deal! This is just for you Mrs X….. So, you need average heart rate as a feature and, being a Garmin fan, let’s kick things off ... Read full post
  • Flattery Will Get You Everywhere!

    One of my lovely clients just emailed this to all her colleagues: “Last term, Peter e mailed us details about Paul Butler, a personal trainer who was offering one-to-one training sessions.  I have been seeing him once a week on my day off since term started. Up until now,  I have been completely gym phobic – never ... Read full post
  • Race Training At CycloPark

    Are you planning on racing in 2014? Do you want to learn the basics from expert Coaches before trying your hand in “the peloton”? Then read on… I am Assistant Coach on the 27th Oct at CycloPark in Gravesend.  This year instead of 9 races split by category, SERRL will focus more on developing 3rd & 4th & introducing novice ... Read full post
  • Improve Your Power Quickly!!

      Just been out to record a 7 minute TT for University of Greenwich, take a look at this: Last month I did 3 intervals on a local Hill, starting at the 90 degree left hand bend right at the bottom, going left at the top, and left again at the village, stopping outside the church where the road ... Read full post
  • Cycle Rides In Hildenborough And Sevenoaks

    Do you live in the Sevenoaks/Hildenborough/Tonbridge/Tunbridge Wells area? Are you planning on doing any racing next year? If so then our weekend 3 hour training rides may be exactly what you need. We ride steady, tight and are perfect for people wanting to ensure they have a fantastic winter “base” for 2013. The plan is to start them from ... Read full post
  • Wiggle It, Just A Little Bit

    Having borrowed a Powertap power meter and Garmin Edge 500 for 2 weeks I’m completely sold, EVERYONE should train with power!  More about this in future posts.  I want to tell you a nice story today…….so I went onto Wiggle to buy my Garmin Edge 500 (if you’re happy with black not blue it’s under £150, unreal) ... Read full post