Cycling for Weight Loss

Cycling can burn calories at a rate of 400-750 calories an hour, depending on the weight of the rider, speed and type of cycling you’re doing, so can aid weight loss. If cycling is your main exercise for weight loss you have to ensure you are calorie deficit, that means that the total calories consumed…

Don’t forget to rest

As we are in lockdown in the UK I’ve had the time to do more training, currently doing 12+ hours per week and following a Team Alpecin training plan. However, I’ve been finding it increasingly difficult to hold power at the required levels. On Tuesday I couldn’t even hold FTP for 5 minutes…. I mentioned…

Time for an FTP test I think

We are currently in lockdown because of Covid 19 and I’ve lost all motivation for cycling as everything I was working towards has been cancelled, I need a way out of this hole. I don’t usually do ftp tests to measure where I am, I much prefer to use Training Peaks to measure the work…

Should I get a power meter?

The short answer is yes, if you want to get the most out of your cycling. But please read about my experience and how I’ve come to this conclusion, I’m not an expert and I still have loads to learn. My first two years cycling were spent training as hard as I could and measuring…

Not feeling it…

It’s not always possible to be at your best, today was one of them. For several days I’ve had a cough and today I was struggling to breathe on the climbs. So it became a steady ride and a coffee stop. We tried a new cafe in Uppingham, Scandimania Coffee House, they were very welcoming…

Alpe du Zwift

Third time lucky? I’ve joined this Pack ride twice before and both times I’ve had problems about half way through, the first time I had to have the crank bearings checked and the second time my turbo glitched after a stop and I was spinning as fast as I could to only generate 200 watts.…