Welcome to my May newsletter. I always try to keep an eye on technological developments in cycling and sports science that may have a significant impact on the way cyclists train and race. In this newsletter I share some of my thoughts about continuous lactate monitoring, the new Stromm track bike project, and what happens […]
As a motorcycle and cycling coach I want all my athletes to succeed but sometimes it is more important to measure performance and not results. In fact, even when you are winning lots of races focussing on personal performance is more beneficial than worrying about the outcome. I’ll explain why using the lens of some
One tool for improving cycling performance which not every rider knows is Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE). This is an easy method of assessing training load which can be used to plan your training. Heart rate monitors power meters and lactate measurement are other methods which could be used to quantify training intensity and load.
Paying for coaching might initially seem like a big outlay with no tangible benefit. As a coach myself, if someone asks, “Do I need a cycling coach?” the obvious answer would be that of course you should get a coach. However, I do always bear in mind that not everybody is at the stage in