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No Velodrome? No Problem

We don't all live by a velodrome (yet) but this shouldn't hinder your preparation for your Track Cycling races. There are lots of ways you can continue training without a Track and without loosing out to your rivals that are lucky enough to live near a Track.

Even if you live near a velodrome but can only make the weekly Track League and not the training sessions, we have some solutions for you.


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Indoor Training

If you have serious aims for your Track Cycling you need to invest in Rollers, it's amazing how many Track Cyclists use Rollers (and less so Turbo Trainers) just for warming up at the Velodrome and not as part of training. We can all make time for a 30 minute roller ride either before and/or after work every day, it may only seem like 30 minutes but it all adds up come race day!

For days when the weather really does prevent you riding (tough it out in the rain but avoid Fog, and say no to Ice and Snow) just turn the music up loud and jump on the Rollers for as long possible. Even recovery sessions can be completed on Rollers.

Indoor Training - Speed Training

No velodrome? no problem, speed training can be easily replicated on Rollers however we do advise that you obtain a fork stand to really hammer out some high leg speed sessions. Contact us for more information.

Indoor Training - Power Training

Headwind Fans and Flywheels can be added to Rollers to increase resistance in addition to over-geared work will actually make your rivals jealous as you'll be getting an amazing work out despite going nowhere near a velodrome.


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Road Cycling

With either a fixed or freewheel road bike you can replicate sessions from the Track on the Road. Ideally a Fixed Bike would be a lot better so it maybe worth investing in a low cost Alloy Track Bike for use on the road. Contact us for more information.

Road Cycling - Speed Training

Downhill sprints in a low gear are perfect replications of Leg Speed work on the track, add in some motor pacing via a friend on a scooter and you've got some incredible sessions.

Road Cycling - Power Training

This is going to hurt, sorry, power training on the road can only mean one thing, big gear intervals on a hill. Make it hard with varied seated and standing efforts, and don't be afraid to choose a big gradient, it'll be of more benefit to your riding.


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Base Training throughout the Season

Don't just restrict your longer rides to winter, make sure a 2-3 hour moderate pace ride is on the agenda at least once a month throughout the season, just throw in some intervals specific to your training period like those mentioned above for Speed and Power training.

Road signs and lamp-posts will never have the same significance for you again as they prompt intervals specific to your current training period.