Training

Training Plans

If you’re keen to start training for July’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, we’re here to help you to make it to the start line fully prepared for the challenge ahead. Top cycling coach Andy Cook (www.andycookcycling.com) has been helping cyclists to reach their full potential for the last 25 years so he’s the perfect guide as you prepare to ride your best sportive yet.

Below you’ll find three 16-week training plans to help you towards your 100-mile goal. 

The first plan is for riders who are relatively new to cycling and who may be preparing for their first sportive as they train for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. Follow the simple training plan, which is based on time spent in the saddle, and you’ll be in great shape both physically and mentally by Sunday 30 July. 

The second training plan is aimed at cyclists who have completed several sportives and are looking to ride longer and stronger in 2017. You’ll be interested in improving your riding both on the bike and in the way you approach every event – from recceing the route to easy ways to improve your group riding skills. You’ll also complete a test at the start of this plan so you can measure your progress as the weeks roll by. 

The advanced training plan is aimed at expert riders who are looking to put in their best performance ever at the 2017 sportive. You’ll perfect your pedalling technique, learn to ride at the front of a group for longer and tackle plenty of challenging terrain as you work towards event day. The advanced plan also starts with a test so you can chart your progress at the end of each recovery week. 

Choose a plan, commit to the sessions and read our top tips to ensure you get the most out of every ride as you prepare for the sportive.

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You can also find plenty of invaluable advice below on everything you need to know to have your best year of cycling yet – from kit essentials and nutrition tips, to how to set up your bike and easy ways to become a smarter cyclist.

  • More Training Plans Whether you’re a seasoned sportive rider, or new to cycling, we have the training plan for you...
  • Pick up the Pace Whether you’re a sportive rookie or you’re aiming to improve your past times, stick to the plan and you’ll be set for success
  • Plan of Attack Riders taking their first pedal strokes into sportive riding, click here
  • All-out Effort Stretch yourself in the last four weeks of your three-month training plan to ensure you have a great ride on the big day