Training: Getting Started





Try a race on Zwift

If you’re looking for extra motivation for your indoor training, entering a race on Zwift could be just the boost you’re looking for. Many top riders use it to supplement their training and a lot have claimed they go deeper virtual racing than they do on the road. There are races for all levels of riders and, without having to leave your own home to pin a virtual number on, you won’t find a more accessible and convenient form of cycle sport.

Published on: 15/01/2021

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Why follow a digital structured training plan?

All of the 2020/21 British Cycling Digital Training Plans are now fully built and hosted on TrainingPeaks. What are the advantages though of following a structured training plan, especially a digital one?

Published on: 30/10/2020

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Understanding intensity 3: power

With power meters become more widely available and affordable, more riders are using them. Find out their pros and cons, how to optimse using one and what power training zones mean in the real world.

Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Published on: 11/06/2019

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Riding a 10-mile time trial

Your local club 10-mile time trial is a great way to test your fitness, get a quality training session and measure your progress through the season.

Published on: 11/06/2019

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Top tips for riding and racing abroad

Things to think about when you are riding and racing abroad.

Published on: 16/01/2015

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Understanding intensity 2: heart rate

Using a heart rate monitor is an affordable and effective way for all riders or all abilities to gauge intensity. Learn more about using one and how it's applicable to your cycling in this article. 

Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Published on: 13/08/2014

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Understanding intensity 1

Find out the importance of monitoring intensity when cycling, how doing so can benefit you as a rider and why it's an essential part of the British Cycling Training Plans

Knowledge Level: Beginner

Published on: 30/07/2014

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