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
  • 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
  • How to Suffer On A Bike

    Imagine you are going up a hill, your legs are heavy, burning and screaming, your breathing is deeper, quicker and heavier than before, in fact you are wondering if you are ever going to take in enough oxygen again. You look at your Garmin for reassurance that it is quite steep or some other fancy ... Read full post
  • Hever Castle Triathlon

    Now don’t get worried, we’re not going to start talking about which goggles let in the least water or start telling you that running burns the most calories, we just wanted to tell you that we’re really exciting to be supporting entrants of the www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk and we look forward to coaching some of them. For those ... Read full post
  • Annnnnnd sleep

    Sleep is good for you. Sleep helps you recover. It helps you avoid illness and overtraining. It helps your muscles to grow and it helps you lose fat. Why then do you spend £250 to save 100 grams on your saddle but you don’t try to improve the quality of your sleep. ZZZZZzzzz tips: 1. No caffeine after 1pm (there could ... Read full post
  • But Running Burns More Calories Than Cycling?!

    Due to the fact that when you run you have to lift your entire body weight off the floor and when you cycle your (not fat) rear end is resting on a saddle, a lot of these so called “experts” publish tables telling you that running burns more calories than cycling. We feel the ... Read full post
  • Belgium For the Price Of A local Road Race!!

    Last weekend a friend and I decided to jump in the car, jump on a ferry and hop across to Merelbeke, just south of Gent in Belgium.  Of course we were not there to sample the beers, the mussels or the frites, we were there to ride a Kermesse, in other words one of the toughest ... Read full post
  • Pick Yourself Up, Brush Yourself Off, And la la la la la la

    Great quote from @Sports_Greats recently: ” Everyone falls down. Only the best get back up.” Maybe you’ve had a crash and it has knocked your confidence? Or you’ve picked up an injury, cold or virus? Or maybe you trained as hard as you could yet still took a kicking at the local race or had to walk up “The ... Read full post