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Article posted: 06/08/2014

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Intermediate and Advanced foundation plans use heart rate and cadence but also include training sessions based on power data as a measurement for your effort. Intermediate plans are designed for riders who have been cycling for longer than a year, and have already completed some sportive events.

The intermediate plan is designed for successful completion of a 100 mile Sportive event. Advanced plans are designed for riders who already train specifically for sportive events, and may also be racing competitively.


Intermediate and Advanced 12 week Foundation Plan

Both intermediate and advanced riders should follow the 12 week plan before moving onto the specific plan for their level.

Weeks 1-4

Weeks 5-8

Weeks 9-12

Intermediate Training Plans - These plans are aimed at riders who have been following the Foundation Training Plan above or who already have a reasonable base of cycling fitness. Read the introduction to the plan to decide which level of plan you should follow.

Intro to the Plan

Week 13      

Week 14      

Week 15     

Week 16       

Week 17

Week 18

Week 19

Week 20

Week 21

Week 22

Week 23

Week 24

Advanced Training Plans - These plans are aimed at riders who have been following the Foundation Training Plan above or who already have a reasonable base of cycling fitness. Read the introduction to the plan to decide which level of plan you should follow.

Intro to the Plan

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15     

Week 16

Week 17

Week 18

Week 19

Week 20

Week 21

Week 22

Week 23

Week 24

Modular Training Plans upon completion of the training plans you will now be perfectly prepared to tackle your target sportives or to achieve your racing aspirations. The modular plans will enable you to carry on making progress, work your training around your racing and sportives and ensure you’re recovering and tapering optimally.

Intro to the Plans

Modular Plans

If you have any training related questions or queries regarding the training plans, you can contact our Insight Zone Experts at insightzone@britishcycling.org.uk

It is recommended that riders who are injured, new to exercise or have health concerns do not take part in cycling training plans or fitness tests. The plans and tests assume a level of existing fitness and if you are in any doubt as to their suitability then you should consult your Doctor before undertaking any physical activity or testing. These plans are also unsuitable for children or young adults under the age of 18, unless under the direct supervision of a Level 3 Qualified British Cycling Coach. We would direct those who are 16 and under to British Cycling’s Go-Ride programme, details for which can be found here.

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