British Cycling members can get exclusive access to Training Plans to help set you up for your 2013 sportive season.
Whether you want to complete your first ever sportive or you dipped your toe in the sportive water in 2012 and now want to take on bigger challenges by increasing your event distance or entering bigger, more prestigious events, we have something for you:
- Beginner plans use heart rate and cadence as measures of performance and progression and are designed to support riders that are new to cycling, new to structured training or both. On successful completion you should be able to complete a 60 mile sportive with relative ease, or 100 miles with some grit, determination and adrenaline
- Intermediate 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 use heart rate and power (you choose). They are designed for riders who already train specifically for sportive events, and may also be racing competitively.
All British Cycling Sportive Training Plans run for an initial 6-month period. This is your Core Training Plan and if adhered to, will deliver you to the spring events in great shape. On completion of the Core Training Plan, you may then complete the 3-month Booster Training Plan which will take you into summer 2013.
Members can access the Training Plans by clicking on ‘Claim Benefit’ below and logging into the membership area. Not already a member? You can join today from just over £2 a month.