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
  • How To Avoid Crashing!!

    Cycling’s So Much More Fun When You Stay Upright!   We are always in 2 minds whether to cover this through fear of putting people off but then it’s highly unlikely that you weren’t aware of how dangerous road racing can be. So, what can we do make it safer and make you feel more confident? Here ... Read full post
  • Racing Gets In The Way Of Training

    Worried that your first race might be cancelled due to the snow? Worry no more, you’ll get fitter training anyway so jump on the turbo, read on……. Cycling Weekly posted a great article on their website recently about the fact that “racing isn’t training”, re-enforcing what people have been saying for years i.e. “racing gets in the ... Read full post
  • Learn To Ride Faster !

    Group Turbo Training Classes Improve Your Cycle Fitness With A British Cycling Coach Planning a big bike ride, first race or sportive this year? Would you like some expert advice and training on how to prepare? Or maybe you just cycle to keep fit and would like someone to motivate you whilst training with like-minded people? If so then our ... Read full post
  • Fortunes off at Chain Reaction Cycles!

    Put in SAVE40 when you spend £199 and get £40 off that’s huge! That’s on top of any sale price. Or just get £5 off £49 (SAVE5) or £15 off £99 (SAVE15) Just click on the logo above and get spending!   Read full post
  • Extra 10% Off At Wiggle But Hurry!

    Spend over £99 and get another 10% at Wiggle even if it is already a sale item……Xmas really has come early.   Just type in voucher code 10EXTRA at the checkout but hurry you’ve got til 2pm Tuesday…..:-)   Click here to go shop: Read full post
  • Fatmax!

    Loughborough University were recently featured in Cycling Weekly issue dated 8th November 2012 (worth getting hold of).  One area mentioned that we’re often asked about is something called “fatmax”.  Now, this isn’t the biggest size you can balloon to over the winter, instead it shows the exercise intensity (unique to you) at which the maximal ... Read full post
  • Sky News Say “Buy A Bike!”

    Sky News Today: “68.3% of people were somewhat satisfied with their health”. It seems that at least 31.7% of you need to buy a bike:   What about the other 68.3% of you, wouldn’t you like to be completely satisfied with your health?! How? Upgrade your bike, you’ll ride it more lol……..   Read full post
  • Endurance Base Training

    So the winter is here and if your racing season starts again in or around March next year then you’re probably thinking about doing some base training but what is it and why should you do it? Base training is basically training aerobically in order to improve your endurance. How hard should you train to be training ... Read full post