Cycling Training Schedule

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We're thrilled that you've signed up for a bike ride and are gearing up for your challenge ahead. Here are some helpful training schedules to get you ready for the ride.

It's important to listen to your body and find a good balance between training, rest, work and play. Rest and recovery is just as important as training. Your body needs to be given time to adjust. If you’re feeling tired you could try cross training, pilates or a yoga session once or twice a week.

Remember to check what equipment you will need to get started.

Beginner training schedules

As beginners’ experience can vary greatly, these plans have been created for someone who is already physically active but has minimal experience of cycling - you should be able to comfortably exercise for one hour. Remember that at the start of any new fitness pursuit, it’s important to be patient and gradually build up your training.

Intermediate training schedules

These these training plans are designed for experienced cyclists who are taking part in a bike ride of between 60 and 90 miles and are looking to improve their performance.

Before starting this programme you should be able to comfortably complete bike rides lasting up to three hours.

Advanced cyclists

These training schedules are designed for cyclists with over two years experience who are taking part in a bike ride over 100 miles and are looking to step up their cycling training. 

Before starting this programme you should be able to comfortably complete bike rides lasting up to three to four hours. Remember even the super fit and experienced should build up slowly.

British Cycling Membership

We have teamed up with British Cycling. They have pledged to donate £4 for every one of our riders who signs up for Ride Membership with British Cycling.

Sign up and find out more about the benefits of this fantastic package.