Understanding Training

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Training for an uncertain future

Normally at this time of year, many riders would be starting to think ahead to spring and the start of the racing season, maybe some early time trials or some sportives. The lack of certainty about what shape the 2021 season will take can be demotivating, holding a performance peak “just in case” unsustainable and knowing how best to spend your precious training time hard. Follow these tips to stay healthy, happy and ready to turn your pedals in anger as and when you can.

Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Published on: 08/02/2021

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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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Try a Zwift Meetup

The Zwift Meetup feature is the perfect tool for organising virtual rides and races with your mates.

Published on: 15/01/2021

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Zwift on a budget

If you’ve been inspired by the UCI Cycling Esports World Championships to give virtual cycling and maybe racing a try but don’t want to commit to the expense of a full smart set-up, you can get a feel for Zwift with the most basic kit.

Published on: 11/12/2020

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Top 10 tips for staying cycling fit through the festive period

It’s going to be a very different festive period than what we’re use to this year but, although there won’t be the office parties or New Year get togethers, there will still be the mince pies, the alcohol, the lure of the sofa and the cold and wet of the British winter. Here are our top 10 tips for keeping, and maybe even gaining, fitness, avoiding piling on the festive pounds and staying healthy.

Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Published on: 27/11/2020

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Find your perfect Pace Partner on Zwift

With four Pace Partners now tapping out their tempos on the roads of Watopia, you can always find an informal group ride at the pace you want.

Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Published on: 21/11/2020

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Can I do my winter cycling training indoors?

With improved indoor trainers, virtual reality worlds such as Zwift to ride and race in and the proven benefits of hitting the weights over the winter, is there a valid argument for doing the bulk of your winter training indoors? We examine the pros and cons of an indoor only approach.

Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Published on: 14/11/2020

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Working Together: A TrainingPeaks and Zwift Guide

TrainingPeaks is British Cycling’s Official Training Software Supplier and Zwift is British Cycling’s Official Training Community. These two powerful training platforms combine to give riders the tools to improve their training, no matter what their goals or ambitions are.

Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Published on: 14/11/2020

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