Tag Archives: Climbing

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bike Training Videos for Turbo Training Workouts

Bike Training Videos for Turbo Training Workouts

Do you get bored easily on your turbo trainer? Need some direction for your turbo training workouts? If you set your turbo trainer up in front of a laptop, computer or iPad then you can enjoy some classic cycling races and documentaries on YouTube that are perfect bike training videos for turbo training workouts during […]

Bike Training Videos | A Sunday In Hell

Bike Training Videos #1: “A Sunday In Hell”

“A Sunday In Hell” is the first in our series of bike training videos that are perfect for turbo training workouts. This cycling documentary directed by Jørgen Leth is just over 90 minutes long and so could be split over two focused 45 minute sessions. …drops you into the cobblestone dust, soaks you in sweat […]

Cycling Training Tips | Brevet

Cycling Training Tips

Here on the Brevet Blog we regularly publish cycling training tips to help our guests train for their cycling holiday and arrive in the Alps in the best possible shape. We have collected together some of our most popular cycling training tips to help you get fitter, faster and stronger: Cycling Training Tips: Nutrition Eating […]

Tour of Sufferlandria 2014

Tour of Sufferlandria 2014

Tour of Sufferlandria 2014: Race director and Sufferlandrian local hero, Grunter Von Agony challenges you to 9 days of hell in The Sufferfest’s Grand Tour. If you are looking for something to motivate your winter training then committing to The Sufferfest Grand Tour could be just the ticket. How to Enter the Tour of Sufferlandria […]

Leg Exercises For Cycling

Leg Exercises for Cycling

Your glutes are important muscles for cycling, these leg exercises for cycling will help turn your glutes into buns of steel! When sports physio Mike Aunger isn’t looking after the starts at Chelsea Football club or treating patients at his busy London physio practice Technique Physiotherapy he spends his spare time helping you to ride […]

Strength Training For Cyclists

Strength Training For Cyclists

Strength training for cyclists is an area often overlooked when forming a winter training plan and it could be the difference that enables you to achieve your goals in the next cycling season. Dr. Chris Bartlett is a professional cyclist, biochemist and coach at palmarès and in this article on weight training for cyclists Dr […]

Strava

Join The Brevet Cycling Club on Strava

Meet Brevet guests and guides in the Brevet Strava Club and get support as you train for your Alpine Cycling Adventure with Brevet. What is Strava? Strava makes fitness a social experience, providing motivation and camaraderie even if you’re exercising alone. How Does Strava Work? Track and Analyze Rides: Strava takes the GPS from your […]

Turbo Training Tips

Turbo Training Tips

If you are looking for turbo training tips you are already one step closer to getting fitter, losing weight and attaining your cycling goals. With these turbo trainer tips you will be focussed, fitter and on form when Spring arrives. What is Turbo Training? Turbo training or indoor cycling training is a great way of […]

ISLAGIATT Cycling Endurance Training

ISLAGIATT: Cycling Endurance Training

Cyclists wanting to take on the challenge of riding in the Alps face a conundrum: how to fit in cycling endurance training in winter? The good news is that your winter workouts will no longer be dull turbo training sessions watching catch up TV. Instead you will be battling your heroes in the quest to […]

Tour Report - Alpenbrevet 2013

Tour Report: Alpenbrevet 2013

The challenge of completing the Alpenbrevet 2013 attracted riders from Australia, America, Denmark and the UK to the Swiss Alps to take on the toughest one cycling event in Europe on our unique Alpenbrevet Cycling Holiday. Our Tour Report looks back on a great week from the perspective of our Guides, if you are thinking of […]

Cycling Holiday Tips

Cycling Holiday Tips

Here are some of the top questions we get asked and the advice that we give in the final weeks before your Alpine Cycling Adventure with Brevet starts: Q: How should I pace myself up the climbs? A: It is key to understand what your lactate threshold is and to try and ride below that […]

Cycling Threshold Test

Cycling Threshold Test

Your FTP or Functional Threshold Power is an important number to know if you want to improve your cycling fitness, this simple cycling threshold test will help you determine your FTP. What is FTP? There are whole books written about FTP (Training and Racing with a Power Meter). Put simply it is an important threshold […]