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British Cycling Sportive Training Plans

British Cycling Sportive Training Plans

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If you’ve got a sportive or cycling challenge in mind, then prepare for it properly with a British Cycling training plan.

Developed by British Cycling’s expert coaches and using sessions ridden by the top riders; it’s a structured, scientific and proven route to cycling success.


British Cycling members can start following our training plans at any time – match the plans to the date of your event and your ability level and see your cycling improve.

Whether you’re a sportive regular or aspiring to take part in your first ever event, British Cycling’s sportive tips and advice pages have all the information you’ll need.

If you’re new to cycling or its been a while since you were last in the saddle, the British Cycling Sportive Training Plan is the ideal way for you to train for and complete a spring 60-mile sportive. Using heart rate to gauge intensity, you’ll always be training at the right level and ensuring you’re riding and recovering optimally to make maximum fitness gains.

British Cycling members can exclusively download their first four weeks of beginner training plans now.

Access the beginner training plan below

Beginner Plans

If you're an experienced sportive rider, looking to take your cycling to the next level and maybe start hitting some gold standards, the British Cycling Sportive intermediate and advanced training plans are for you. You'll complete three months of foundation training, before sessions become more flexible and user-driven, allowing you to tailor your training to your specific goals. Whether you train using heart rate or power, you can guarantee every pedal stroke will be propelling you effectively towards your cycling goals.

Access the intermediate/advanced training plans below

Intermediate/Advanced Plans


The combination of daily instruction on sessions, together with advice from British Cycling’s Insight Zone, forms a powerful cycling knowledgebase.

Featuring advice from the same support staff that nurtured the talents of Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish, Insight Zone topics range from nutrition to bike maintenance and riding techniques.