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
  • 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
  • The Core Of The Matter

    By Paul Butler, Personal Trainer and British Cycling Coach. 20th September 2013 I was recently asked to write an article for Men’s Fitness magazine and you lucky b*ggers don’t need to buy it as I’ve summed it all up below for you J Cycling isn’t only about the legs you know.  These cycling-specific exercises are all designed to ... Read full post
  • My Name Is Paul And I Am A Lab Rat

    Since being lent a PowerTap powermeter by The University of Greenwich (Medway Campus) I have been recording my power data at races and during training, downloading the Garmin data to Garmin Connect and sending the data to Bettina, my firm but fair contact at the lab. Yesterday was the last of my lab tests (at least for a ... Read full post
  • VO2 Max Testing Day 2.

    My Legs Haven’t Felt Like This In A While Today I took part in my first ever VO2 Max test. This was basically a step test at Medway University: – I ride my turbo at 150 watts and then every minute they increase the resistance (and therefore the required wattage) by 20 watts and I keep pedalling until I ... Read full post
  • VO2 Max Testing Day 1. Ouch.

    Recently I was invited to take part in some research with the University of Greenwich. In nutshell they have lent me a PowerTap power meter and a Garmin Edge 500 and, over the next 4 weeks, they will carry out a few fitness tests then get me to perform certain efforts on the road and record the ... Read full post
  • Free VO2 max Tests All Round!

    FREE Power Testing.  In a LAB!   Are you a male road participant, aged between 18 and 45? Do you train >250-300km and/or >10 hours of training per week? If you own a PowerTap power meter then we need YOU?  If you don’t but you would you like to train with a power meter there may be places ... Read full post
  • Group Turbo Training Sessions

    Turbo fans Great news you need wait no longer!  Training starts again on Tues 3rd September in Leigh School Hall near Sevenoaks in Kent.  THIS TUES COMING 🙂 Sorry for the delay ; getting the hall secured during school holidays is like getting Bradley Wiggins to win 2 Tour Frances, subsequently I cannot yet tell you the exact ... Read full post