Training : Wednesday 28th and Friday 30th of September at 5:45am 

Goulburn Time Trial

Great result for Ciclismo riders at the Goulburn ITT on Saturday.  It was a challenging and hilly 21km with some great downhill sections.   The weather was perfect with very little wind and a pleasant temperature.  Sue won her age group as did I (and best of all I beat my nemesis and that always feels good !)  It’s a great race and I can highly recommend it for next year as it’s a great hit out.
Randwick Botany riders will know Dave Jackson who also won his age group and continues his great form with a sensational time of 31:53.88.


2016 Dan Fondo – Sunday October 2nd

It’s that time of year again – and the annual Form Finder is upon us.  We need to know numbers so that we can prepare our support team.   For the first time in the history of this historic ride, we are going to have a professional support car (as additional back up for our Professional Soigneur Stew Lawler – Soigneur to the Stars).  Therefore, also for the first time ever, we are going to charge the usual Ciclismo session of $10.    Our professional support car will also be taking photographs as well as supplying ProTour mechanical support.

Could we get an RSVP for all those thinking of coming – and we will send out full details later in the week.  This is a challenging 175km ride and although most of us have not done nearly enough preparation, it’s probably not a good idea to attempt this ride if your maximum distance so far has been around 60km.  It will be at a steady touring pace, but there will not be enough room in the car to take all of us.   So by all means challenge yourselves but be realistic about your chances.   

Combining full time work with training Top Tips

Here are some good tips for combining full time work with full effort training :

  • Reduce training volume by targeting shorter events such as time trialling or criteriums and even cyclocross or cross country MTB
  • Be prepared to rise early to put in the hours
  • Interval training is a great training method when you have limited time
  • If you have a physically demanding job look closely at a recovery strategy
  • Consider using your commute as a means of training
  • Train smart, maximise the benefit of every session and avoid junk miles

Adapted from Cycling Weekly

Updated: September 27, 2016 — 6:53 pm

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