Training Report 5th-11th December 2016

Summary This week has been a good week getting back into training after a week off from illness. Had lots of time on the bike, with an epic point-to-point ride, a nice ease back into running and an awesome first swim in ages. Swimming One session this week, 1600m doing 100m repeats on 3 minutes. … Continue reading Training Report 5th-11th December 2016

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Garmin Edge 1000: An In-Depth Review

I’ve been using my Garmin Edge 1000 since August 2015 for Training, Racing, Commuting and collecting data for every ride I’ve done since then.  In the 15 months I’ve had the device I can say that I am fully versed in the nuances of this Garmin and hope this review will offer you a good … Continue reading Garmin Edge 1000: An In-Depth Review

My Ride

  What’s the first question we all ask a fellow cyclists/triathlete when we meet them off the bike? “What are your riding?” So here is my answer to that question. Cannondale SuperSix Evo Ultergra Di2 I am currently riding a 2015 Cannondale SuperSix Evo Ultegra Di2, which I’ve had since February 2015.  I love this … Continue reading My Ride

Base Training Part 2; What to do

In Part 1 I discussed the principles behind Base training, and how it aims to improve your cycling. In Part 2 I shall discuss how to structure your Base training. Overview Now that we understand the idea of Base training we can now plan set about planning in those sessions. As Base training provides that … Continue reading Base Training Part 2; What to do

Base Training Part 1: What, Why, and How does it make me Faster?

So it’s November, the nights are getting longer and the weather is getting colder, to the racing cyclists this means only one thing, time to start that Base training block. To many Base training is the period over the winter involving long slow miles with friends, warming coffee stops and less breathing through ones arse … Continue reading Base Training Part 1: What, Why, and How does it make me Faster?

Energy Systems, and why every cyclist should know about them.

Energy Systems, and why every cyclists should know about them. All energy used by the body, whether it is sprinting for the line on the Champs-Elysees or sleeping comes from the breakdown of a molecule inside the body called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). The more energy required for an activity, the more ATP is needed and … Continue reading Energy Systems, and why every cyclist should know about them.