These three practical workshops are designed to help you get the most out of riding your bike this summer
. This season go injury free and improve your performance.
You can attend any individual workshop or all three for a discounted rate (£40).
Each session will last 1 hour and be fully interactive so please come in gym kit
1. Flexibility – Tuesday, May 22nd – 7pm - £15
To achieve the best position on the bike we need to combine aspects of comfort and efficiency to allow for optimal performance and to minimise injury risk. Achieving this goal will often require some work on flexibility in certain areas. In this session we will cover some screening tests and help to set up an individualised flexibility programme.
- Find your flexibility problem areas
- Learn how to best target them
- Improve your position and comfort on the bike
2. Strength – Tuesday June 12th – 7pm - £15
The old adage that the only way to get better at riding is to ride more needs to be completely scrubbed from the record. To tolerate those longer gruelling days on the bike your body needs to be strong and resilient. Strength training specific muscle groups off the bike is the proven way to go about this. This workshop will cover the basics of setting up a simple and effective programme that you can do from home or in the gym if you have access.
- Identify relevant muscle imbalances
- Set up your own strength training plan
- Develop better power output and reduce injury risk
3. Core – Tuesday 17th July – 7pm - £15
For cyclists, the core is all about being able to create and maintain a stable platform upon which you can then apply maximum force to the pedals with minimal wasted energy. It also contributes to supporting and holding an efficient and aerodynamic position on the bike. Here we will explore the benefits of structured core training for cyclists and set up a programme to get you heading in the right direction.
- Understand the ‘cycling’ core
- Develop a cycling specific core strength programme
- Waste less energy on the bike ‘stabilising’