Ride Faster Blog

  • 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
  • Why use PB Cycle Coaching as your Coach?

    How rude of me. I’ve been so wrapped up in the excitement of all this “helping people ride faster” stuff that I’ve completely forgotten to tell you anything about me. Do allow me to introduce myself: Hi I’m Paul In 2007 I left my career in Financial Services in the City after 11 years. I’m 40 years ... Read full post
  • Age Is NOT A Barrier

    So in the last 24 hours a 41 year old has won a stage of the Vuelta a Espana or the Tour of Spain (for Sean Kelly and anyone else who hasn’t got the faintest grasp of a European language). Now I know what you’re saying: “He’s clearly on drugs”. Well let’s say he is. If you ... Read full post