Discipline specific training programs are either 12 or 24 weeks long and can be started at any time. They are designed to help you develop specific cycling disciplines.
Event specific programs are either 12 or 24 weeks long depending on the event. Ideally, we recommend that you start them soon after they begin, but they can be started as late as six weeks to go if you are a seasoned rider. When you start the program after the start date the program will sync you into the correct week so that you build, peak and taper for the event at the right time.
We are adding programs all the time so if you can’t find your event below then click here to contact us and we’ll add it to our list.
What do the different discipline specific cycling training program levels and parts mean?
The cycling training program levels are based on your available time to train.
- Level I cycling training programs have an average of six hours a week and vary around five and seven hours a week.
- Level II cycling training programs have an average of eight hours a week and vary around six and ten hours a week.
- Level III cycling training programs have an average of ten hours a week and vary around eight and fifteen hours a week
Some cycling training programs also have several parts; part one, two and three. These are designed to be done one after another. Do part one first, then part two, then three.
For example, the Aerobic base builder cycling training program has two levels of training and two parts.
- Aerobic Base Builder I – Part One: is a level I program and this is the first 12 weeks of it.
- Aerobic Base Builder I – Part Two: is a level I program and this is the second 12 weeks of it.
- Aerobic Base Builder II – Part One: is a level II program and this is the first 12 weeks of it.
- Aerobic Base Builder II – Part Two: is a level II program and this is the second 12 weeks of it.
How do I sequence the cycling training programs together?
There are many ways to sequence these cycling training programs together.
- If you have around 4-6 hours available to train then you would start on a level I program. If you have between 6-12 hours a week to train then start on a level II program.
- If you are a beginner or if you want to build your aerobic base then we recommend that you start with an aerobic base builder program first before moving onto the other discipline specific cycling training programs.
- If you have been riding for a while you can skip the aerobic base building program and select your preferred discipline specific program.
- You can step to a level II program after completing a level I program if you have the available time to train and want to add more volume to your training.
- You can sequence our discipline specific cycling training programs with our event programs. You would do this if you wanted to start your training before an event training program starts. For example, you could do one of the hill climber programs prior to doing the Peaks Challenge Falls Creak Program.
- If you need help to sequence the programs together then just click here to send us an email and our friendly team can help you out.
About our special cycling training programs
- The maintainer cycling training programs are twenty-four weeks long and are designed to help you maintain your fitness over winter or when you don’t have much time to train but still want to maintain your fitness. They are mainly indoor trainer based but make recommendations for out-on-the-road riding when you have the available time and the weather is good.
- The Apprentice cycling training program is a special program designed for the novice just starting out.
- The Gran Fondo cycling training programs allow you to put in the event date so that the program builds, tapers and peaks you for the event at the right time.
- The Cycle Tourier cycling training program is designed for multi-day cycling holidays.
If you have any questions about what cycling training program to select click here to send us an email and our friendly team can help you out.
Can you load my program into Training Peaks?
If you have a yearly coaching plan with us then we can load up your program into Training Peaks, you just need to let us know.