As London lies spread out under a cold crisp sky we have launched our cycling training plan for London Revolution. Our ride technical director, Andy Cook, has prepared a 16 week plan specifically designed for London Revolution riders which takes you day by day through what you can do to ensure you get to the start line in great shape. Training can be tough, but it is essential and is what will make sure you enjoy every mile of the ride.
Once you are a signed up rider, you will be sent a link to where you can download the training plan onto your computer. Training for a sportive where you ride for over 100 miles can be tough, but it is essential. Good training is what will get you to lose weight, improve your stamina and avoid any injuries. The plan contains a mix of different work outs and guidance on the best balance of when to push the training sessions, when to relax and when to cruise along with friends taking in the view and clocking up the miles.
If you are worried about whether you can complete the London Revolution, then now is the time to get in touch. The longer you have to train the easier it is and if the clear skies and excess Christmas weight still isn’t enough to get you to dust off the bike, then you can always look to Great Britain’s current World Champion for a little more inspiration…
Some useful hints:
- Recovery is as important as the hours in the saddle
- Make sure you warm down and stretch out if you have had a hard session
- Stay hydrated and well fed before, during and after rides
- If you do other sports this all helps, but you need your muscles to get used to hours in the saddle
- Take it steady and build up to the bigger rides
The London Revolution Team