Training Approaches That Suit You!

Training plans are vital to any cyclist who wants to improve their three Fs: Fitter, Faster and Further. If you don’t have a plan, you’ll simply become good at whatever riding you currently do. So if you always do endurance rides, you’ll be good at endurance rides. If you always do two-hour tempo rides… you get the idea. This sounds obvious, but it’s a big reason why cyclists plateau and get frustrated that their performance isn’t improving.

 

It doesn’t matter if you don’t intend to race – a training plan is still going to help you get more out of you and your bike. Training isn’t just for elite athletes and you don’t have to be a ‘good’ cyclist to ‘deserve’ a coach. It’s perfectly valid to be coached even if you’re a complete novice or simply trying to be healthier. Achieving your first 30km ride, if you’ve been sedentary, is just as valid a reason to train as trying to get a ‘gold’ time in the Dragon Ride. It might even be a better reason.

 

A structured, goal-based training plan, if set properly, will blend endurance, threshold, baseline and high-end speed/intervals sessions so that your body is forced to adapt and become stronger and more efficient. It’s the adaptation process, which occurs during recovery periods, that actually improves your fitness, rather than the exercise itself.

 

So, irrespective of whether you're a seasoned Sportive rider, a lover of cycling holidays, a dedicated fundraiser for charity, a novice mountain biker, a passionate Strava segment collector, or motivated by the impact of cars on the environment then feel free to contact us to see how we can help you get Fitter, Faster or riding Further.

 

Please use the Payment Options form on the 'Contact' page in order to purchase a Training Plan

Super-Domestique

The simplest plan type that we have available.

 

As with the real life domestiques in professional cycling teams, success comes by working as team towards a shared objective.  Let's have a discussion about what you want to achieve and I'll find a way to help you get there!

 

Your plan, which really needs at least 3 months to demonstrate results, can be based on power readings, heart rate measurements or just old fashioned "perceived effort" known as the Borg scale.

 

It just depends on what equipment you have. Rest assured that we're not going to tell you that you have to go and buy this and that widget and gadget - but you can if you want to!

 

Note:

Everyone likes to know how they have improved as a result of their training so, for a small charge and assuming you are within 100 miles of NN4 7SL, we can let you borrow a Garmin Vector2 power pedal system, every 2 or 3 months. In this way, you will have incontroversial evidence that your FTP - Functional Threshold Power - is heading in the right direction!

 

Please just let us know in the contact form if you are interested in this extra level of service.

Directeur Sportif

The ultimate plan that we have available and known within Sportive Cycle Coaching as the 'All-in-One' option.

 

With this plan, structured training, bike fitting and conversational coaching are all available to you.

 

Yes, it costs a bit more but then so do a lot of things in life!

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