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Cycling Force Workouts

Cycling Force Workouts

These cycling force workouts will help you climb better on the steep sections and tight hairpins that you will find in the Alps. Why Is Force Important For Cyclists? The Cyclist’s Training Bible by Joe Friel outlines six key abilities that cyclists should seek to improve: Aerobic Endurance Muscular Force Speed Skills Muscular Endurance Anaerobic Endurance Muscular […]

Cyclocross for Beginners

Cyclocross for Beginners

Want to get into cyclocross but need some tips aimed at cyclocross for beginners? Read on! From the Basics to Training and Racing our how to guide is packed full of practical tips to get you started. Before we start let’s take a glimpse at how the best rider in the world Sven Nys tackles […]

Cyclocross Racing for Beginners

Cyclocross Racing for Beginners

Our guide to cyclocross racing for beginners is the latest instalment in our Cyclocross for Beginners how to series. If you haven’t tried cyclocross and want to get into it our first tip is to enter a cyclocross race! The ‘cross season can be short and intense so by setting yourself the ambitious goal of entering a […]

Etape du Tour 2015

Training for Etape du Tour 2015

Training for Etape du Tour? Our Etape du Tour training guide is packed full of training tips specifically related to the challenge of the 2015 Etape du Tour course. The 2015 Etape du Tour features over 60km of climbing and 45km of descending so the secret to success is to train smart. Training for Etape […]

The Rookie Sufferfest

The Rookie Sufferfest

Indoor cycling training just caught up with the future! The Rookie from the Sufferfest uses the latest on bike camera footage and challenges you to honour the nation of Sufferlandria as the first Sufferlandrian stagiare on the WorldTour! Featuring footage from our very own Tour of Switzerland, the Rookie sees you join the Pro ranks with […]

Cyclocross Basics for Beginners

Cyclocross Basics for Beginners

As a fast growing niche within the road cycling community, cyclocross races across the world are welcoming lots of beginners. Our guide to Cyclocross for Beginners will help you train for cyclocross and give you the confidence to take that first crucial step – entering a local cyclocross race! Cyclocross Basics for Beginners Video Credit: […]

Etape du Tour 2015

Etape du Tour Training Webinar

Training for Etape du Tour 2015? Bit worried about the climbing? Want to start your training plan? Join Brevet Coach Tom Eeles for a FREE webinar and interactive Q&A workshop that will help you plan your Etape du Tour training. Register for Free Now Thursday, December 4th, 2014 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT – THURSDAY REGISTER […]

Sleep For Cyclists

Sleep for Cyclists

The importance of sleep for cyclists in training can’t be overstated. If you are familiar with the Principles of Training you will already know that fitness comes from overcompensation, the body rebuilds itself stronger after a training stress. That rebuilding process happens whilst we are resting or asleep – so the quality of our sleep […]

The Sufferfest Elements of Style

The Sufferfest Elements of Style – Product Review

The Sufferfest Elements of Style training video will improve your pedalling efficiency through simple drills and higher self awareness on the bike. Now if you are familiar with the The Sufferfest you’ll note there was no reference to suffering there. In fact that introduction may even have sounded a little Couchlandrian. Elements of Style takes a […]

Alpenbrevet 2014

Alpenbrevet Training Webinar

Training for the Alpenbrevet this summer? Join Brevet and Dig Deep Coaching for a FREE webinar and interactive Q&A workshop that will help you prepare for the Alpenbrevet. Alpenbrevet Training Webinar The team at Dig Deep Coaching are going to help you understand how to prepare for the Alpenbrevet using structured and focused planning, helping […]

Sportive Checklist

Sportive Checklist

If you have been following our Sportive Training Plan the week before your sportive features light training and therefore more spare time; use the time wisely to go through this sportive checklist. Sportive Checklist: Bike Check Drop your bike into your local bike shop a week or so before your event or do a service […]

Sportive Nutrition Tips

Sportive Nutrition and Hydration

The number one rule of sportive nutrition is to not experiment with eating and drinking anything new during the week before a sportive. The sportive nutrition tips below apply equally to normal training weeks and training rides so if you haven’t tested nutrition and hydration yet, test new food and drink combinations now and get into […]

Aerodynamic Riding Positions

Aerodynamic Riding Positions

Experimenting with aerodynamic riding positions and being “more aero” is a much talked about subject amongst cyclists, particularly those looking for performance improvements. Air resistance has the greatest effect on a riders ability to ride quicker or use less energy to maintain the same speed. Get Lean to Get Aero What the manufacturers of smooth carbon […]

Bike Setup Tips

Bike Setup Tips

When taking on a sportive challenge your bike setup goals should be to find a comfortable and efficient riding position and reduce any possible sources of race day stress well in advance. If these bike setup tips don’t help then check out our Bike Fit Guide – it could be the best investment you make […]

Rest and Recovery for Cyclists

Rest and Recovery for Cyclists

The importance of rest and recovery for cyclists can not be over stressed, combined with following the guidelines for proper nutrition for cyclists, it could be the crucial difference in your training plan. In the Principles of Cycling Training we cover the training principle of “overcompensation” discussing how the body rebuilds itself and gets fitter […]

Principles of Cycling Training

Principles of Cycling Training

Our popular Sportive Training Plan is based on widely accepted principles of cycling training that can help to prevent “over training” injuries and build fitness, skills and confidence to peak for a race. How the Body Responds to Training Stress When you place the body under stress and then allow it to recover, your body […]

Brevet is now an official TrainingPeaks Advocate

TrainingPeaks Performance Management Chart

One of the questions our guests ask most often is “How can I reach peak fitness for my cycling holiday with Brevet?” By using the Performance Management Chart feature from our Partners TrainingPeaks you can plan your training load so that you reach your peak fitness with fresh legs and confidence in your form. TrainingPeaks is the […]

Cycling Pedalling Technique

Cycling Pedalling Technique

Learning how to use the correct cycling pedalling technique can help you ride faster, climb better and avoid injuries. Few riders actively focus on improving their pedalling technique, so working on pedalling efficiency could help you drop your climbing partner on the next climb! Correct Pedalling Technique Expert coach and The Cyclist’s Training Bible author Joe Friel […]