Bike set up power, aerobic, comfort

Increasing speed on the bike is a lot harder than it seems. To go one km per hour quicker in a 40km TT we need to find an extra 20 watts. To ride 1km/hour faster in an IM where we only ride at around 70% of our threshold power this means we need to improve…

101-Bike

Coaching 101, Last week, we presented  thoughts on the progressions we need to consider to improve our triathlon swimming. This week we explore the bike. Number one on the list for cycling is bike handling skills, bike set up, cycling posture and confidence.  I helping a beginner cyclist take them out for some one on one…

5 Simple Ways to Increase Bike Power

Power is the Holy Grail of cycling. The more bike power you have, the faster you can ride over a given distance. Developing your cycling power requires a lot of hard work, but here are five simple ways to do it: 1. RIDE IN BIGGER GEARS. Riding in bigger gears at the same cadence in a…

The 10 Commandments of Cycle Training

When you get to the point where you want to take your cycling to the next level—going faster and/or farther—you need to train. As you go forth in your training, remember these rules. To get results, follow these cycling training commandments.   1. Have a Plan. Winging it is fine sometimes, but it doesn’t quite cut it…

101-Cycle Safety

Cycling safety is a high priority for any club. We want to see  members stay safe and also make sure that the Club is viewed positively when it comes to the way they use the roads. Last week I highlighted “Group Riding and Drivers” things to focus on when riding, this week I want to…

Group Riding and Drivers

Sharing the Road: As more and more people take up cycling for sport, for fun, and for health, there has been an explosion in the numbers of riders who join a club and take part in group rides.  Riders need to ensure that they stay safe and follow the highway code; drivers need to be…

Are fatter tyres faster

Even if you haven’t got Disc Brakes and Disc Specific Wheels, below is an explanation why it may be benificial to go up is Tire size, to 25mm or 28mm on standard Road Rims.

Bike Handling

How to Improve Your Bike Handling Skills One of the challenges in all cycling events is ensuring that all of your training, the power you’ve worked so hard to build isn’t wasted come race day. All too often I’ve seen good results lost due to a rider’s poor skill set when riding the bike. I…

Cycling

Developing solid bike-handling skills and superior cycling technique enables triathletes to complete their bike legs faster, more comfortably, and with lower energy consumption!