Bring cycling gear appropriate for the weather on the day, helmets are compulsory and bring snacks and drinks to keep you going whilst riding. We use an outdoor purpose-built cycle track at the sports club (so no traffic) which many of you will be familiar with from this year’s British Games. Bring your standard road bike with drop handlebars, track mitts or gloves and, where possible, the latest edition of the GBTx cycling kit. Hopefully there will be an opportunity to get some photographs to use for publicity.
There are changing facilities with showers at the club and plenty of car parking. You can also (normally) buy hot and cold drinks and food. Directions are here
We will focus on reprising some group riding skills and look at potential selections for the team time trial event so there will be some exercises focused on that. There’ll also be an opportunity to discuss training approaches for the winter. This will be critical if you are serious about getting anywhere near the podium next year.
Please confirm to me directly (even if you have done so elsewhere) if you are planning to attend by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and, if you have not been to one of my sessions before (or it’s been a while), please fill in the consent form below and return it to me by email before the session. Logistically and for insurance purposes I'm limited on numbers and this year's team is big by normal standards.
I’d appreciate it if you could be ready to ride at 12.30 rather than arriving or getting changed at 12.30 – it’s really difficult to map late arrivals in to a session and you’ll miss the initial briefing which is important for safety.
We are planning on delivering another two sessions next year as we approach the games. If you attend these, you don’t need to attend the Warwick training sessions as there are no cycling facilities there. Probably best you let Lynne or Barrie know so they can tick you off the list.
I’ll try to answer any questions you have on the day, email me if you have anything critical that can’t wait. If you want to know how to ride faster, it’s simple, push the pedals harder, if you want to know what the weather is going to be like, I don’t know.
Love and kisses, Rich.