These pre-built cycling training programs are available on your monthly and yearly classic coaching subscription.
See the notes at the end of this page for more information about how to select the right Cycling-Inform cycling training program for you.

Cycling-Inform discipline specific pre-built cycling training programs

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.

Program Length Adv hr/wk* Adv km/wk* Adv mi/wk*
Aerobic Base Builder I – Part One 12 weeks 6.5 hr/wk 150 km/wk 93 mi/wk
Aerobic Base Builder I – Part Two 12 weeks 6.5 hr/wk 150 km/wk 93 mi/wk
Aerobic Base Builder II – Part One 12 weeks 8 hr/wk 205 km/wk 127 mi/wk
Aerobic Base Builder II – Part Two 12 weeks 8 hr/wk 205 km/wk 127 mi/wk
Apprentice – Part One 12 weeks 4 hr/wk 70 km/wk 43 mi/wk
Cycling Tourer II – Part One 12 weeks 11 hr/wk 250 km/wk 155 mi/wk
Crit Racer I – Part One 12 weeks 5.5 hr/wk 140 km/wk 87 mi/wk
Crit Racer II – Part One 12 weeks 7.5 hr/wk 215 km/w 134 mi/wk
Crit Racer II – Part Two 12 weeks 8.2 hr/wk 205 km/wk 127 mi/wk
Gran Fondo-Sportif 100km 12 weeks 8.5 hr/wk 215 km/wk 134 mi/wk
Gran Fondo-Sportif 135km 24 weeks 8.5 hr/wk 215 km/wk 134 mi/wk
Gran Fondo-Sportif 160 km 24 weeks 9 hr/wk 230 km/wk 143 mi/wk
Gran Fondo-Sportif 250 km 24 weeks 11.5 hr/wk 290 km/wk 180 mi/wk
Hill Climber I – Part One 12 weeks 6.5 hr/wk 160 km/wk 99 mi/wk
Hill Climber II – Part One 12 weeks 9.5 hr/wk 240 km/wk 149 mi/wk
Hill Climber II – Part Two 12 weeks 9.5 hr/wk 240 km/wk 149 mi/wk
Mountain Biker II – Part One 12 weeks 9.5 hr/wk 220 km/wk 137 mi/wk
Mountain Biker II – Part Two 12 weeks 10 hr/wk 225 km/wk 140 mi/wk
Road Racer II – Part One 12 weeks 10.5 hr/wk 275 km/wk 171 mi/wk
Road Racer II – Part Two 12 weeks 10.5 hr/wk 275 km/wk 171 mi/wk
Road Racer II – Part Three 12 weeks 10 hr/wk 275 km/wk 171 mi/wk
The Maintainer Part One 24 weeks 5 hr/wk 130 km/wk 81 mi/wk
The Maintainer Part Two 24 weeks 6 hr/wk 150 km/wk 93 mi/wk
Time Trialer II – Part One 12 weeks 7.5 hr/wk 215 km/wk 134 mi/wk
Time Trialer II – Part Two 12 weeks 7.5 hr/wk 215 km/wk 134 mi/wk

Cycling-Inform event specific pre-built cycling training programs

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.

Program Start Date Length Adv hr/wk* Adv km/wk* Adv mi/wk*
5 Dams Challenge 5 Nov 2018 24 weeks 10 hr/wk 230 km/wk 143 mi/wk
3 Dams Challenge 28 Jan 2019 12 weeks 9 hr/wk 210 km/wk 130 mi/wk
Alpine Classic – 130 & 140 km 5 Nov 2019 12 weeks 5.5 hr/wk 125 km/wk 78 mi/wk
Alpine Classic – 200 & 250 km 13 Aug 2019 24 weeks 10.5 hr/wk 240 km/wk 149 mi/wk
Alpine Classic – 320 km 13 Aug 2019 24 weeks 10.5 hr/wk 270 km/wk 168 mi/wk
Amy’s GF Qualifier 4 Mar 2019 28 weeks 8 hr/wk 205 km/wk 127 mi/wk
Amy’s GF Rider 1 Apr 2019 24 weeks 7.5 hr/wk 200 km/wk 124 mi/wk
Around the Bay 100 & 135 km 2019 TBA 12 weeks 6 hr/wk 130 km/wk 81 mi/wk
Around the Bay 210, 250 & 300 km 2019 TBA 24 weeks 8.5 hr/wk 220 km/wk 137 mi/wk
Bowral Classic 120 km 29 Jul 2019 12 weeks 5.5 hr/wk 120 km/wk 74 mi/wk
Bowral Classic 160 km 29 Jul 2019 12 weeks 9 hr/wk 225 km/wk 139 mi/wk
Cadel’s Peoples Ride 11 Nov 2019 12 weeks 7 hr/wk 170 km/wk 106 mi/wk
Challenge Tour Adelaide 102 km 2020 TBA 12 weeks 8 hr/wk 185 km/wk 115 mi/wk
Challenge Tour Adelaide 152 km 2020 TBA 12 weeks 9 hr/wk 215 km/wk 133 mi/wk
Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020 TBA 12 weeks 8.5 hr/wk 200 km/wk 124 mi/wk
Fitz’s Challenge 105 km 5 Aug 2019 12 weeks 7.5 hr/wk 170 km/wk 106 mi/wk
Fitz’s Challenge 165 km 5 Aug 2019 12 weeks 9.5 hr/wk 220 km/wk 136 mi/wk
Fitz’s Challenge 210 km 13 May 2019 24 weeks 10.5 hr/wk 245 km/wk 152 mi/wk
Fitz’s Challenge 255 km 13 May 2019 24 weeks 10.5 hr/wk 245 km/wk 152 mi/wk
Haute Route Alp D’Huez 28 Jan 2019 24 weeks 10.5 hr/wk 230 km/wk 143 mi/wk
Haute Route Alps 11 Mar 2019 24 weeks 12 hr/wk 265 km/wk 165 mi/wk
Haute Route Dolomites 24 Dec 2019 24 weeks 11 hr/wk 240 km/wk 149 mi/wk
Haute Route Norway 18 Feb 2019 24 weeks 11.5 hr/wk 240 km/wk 149 mi/wk
Haute Route Pyrenees 4 Mar 2019 24 weeks 12 hr/wk 260 km/wk 162 mi/wk
Haute Route Utah 11 Mar 2019 24 weeks 12 hr/wk 260 km/wk 162 mi/wk
Haute Route Ventoux 22 Apr 2019 24 weeks 11.5 hr/wk 260 km/wk 162 mi/wk
Larra Larrau 100 km 25 Mar 2019 24 weeks 9.3 hr/wk 215 km/wk 133 mi/wk
Larra Larrau 146 km 25 Mar 2019 24 weeks 10 hr/wk 225 km/wk 139 mi/wk
L’Eroica Tuscan 115 km & 135 km 15 Jul 2019 12 weeks 9 hr/wk 210 km/wk 130 mi/wk
L’Eroica Tuscan 209 km 22 Apr 2019 24 weeks 9.5 hr/wk 230 km/wk 143 mi/wk
L’Etape Australia Racer – 170 km 17 Jun 2019 24 weeks 8.5 hr/wk 220 km/wk 137 mi/wk
L’Etape Australia Rider – 108 km 17 Jun 2019 24 weeks 6.5 hr/wk 170 km/wk 106 mi/wk
L’Etape Du Tour France 4 Feb 2019 24 weeks 10.5 hr/wk 240 km/wk 149 mi/wk
L’Etape UK 28 Jan 2019 24 weeks 9 hr/wk 230 km/wk 143 mi/wk
Mallorca 167 km 4 Feb 2019 12 weeks 10.5 hr/wk 230 km/wk 143 mi/wk
Mallorca 255 km 12 Nov 2018 24 weeks 12 hr/wk 265 km/wk 165 mi/wk
Mallorca 312 km 12 Nov 2018 24 weeks 13 hr/wk 285 km/wk 175 mi/wk
Marmotte GF Alps 174 km 15 Apr 2019 12 weeks 11 hr/wk 240 km/wk 149 mi/wk
Marmotte Tours De Station UF 220 km 25 Feb 2019 24 weeks 10.5 hr/wk 230 km/wk 143 mi/wk
Marmotte Valais GF 130km 20 May 2019 12 weeks 9.5 hr/wk 210 km/wk 130 mi/wk
Noosa Classic 120 km 27 May 2019 12 weeks 9 hr/wk 205 km/wk 127 mi/wk
Noosa Classic 160 km 27 May 2019 12 weeks 9.5 hr/wk 215 km/wk 134 mi/wk
Orange Challenge 170 km 15 Oct 2018 24 weeks 9 hr/wk 230 km/wk 143 mi/wk
Orange Challenge 70 & 100 km 7 Jan 2019 12 weeks 7.5 hr/wk 190 km/wk 118 mi/wk
Peaks Challenge Falls Creek – Sub 10 24 Sep 2018 24 weeks 10.5 hr/wk 280 km/wk 174 mi/wk
Peaks Challenge Falls Creek – Sub 13 24 Sep 2018 24 weeks 9.2 hr/wk 240 km/wk 149 mi/wk
Robbie McEwen Gran Fondo 1 Jul 2019 12 weeks 10 hr/wk 220 km/wk 137 mi/wk
Robbie McEwen Medio Fondo 1 Jul 2019 12 weeks 9.3 hr/wk 210 km/wk 130 mi/wk
Sam Miranda Gran Fondo 2019 TBA 12 weeks 6 hr/wk 150 km/wk 93 mi/wk
San Gottardo GF 110 km 29 Apr 2019 12 weeks 9.5 hr/wk 225 km/wk 139 mi/wk
Tour du Mont Blanc 330 km 4 Feb 2019 24 weeks 10.5 hr/wk 240 km/wk 149 mi/wk
Tre Valli Varesine Gran Fondo 22 July 2019 12 weeks 9.3 hr/wk 210 km/wk 130 mi/wk
Tre Valli Varesine Medio Fondo 22 July 2019 12 weeks 8.4 hr/wk 190 km/wk 118 mi/wk
UCI Gran Fondo World Series – RR 18 Mar 2019 24 weeks 8 hr/ wk 200 km/ wk 87 mi/wk
UCI Gran Fondo World Series – TT 18 Mar 2019 24 weeks 5.3 hr/ wk 140 km/ wk 124 mi/wk
Velothon – 1 Day 136 km 29 Apr 2019 12 weeks 9.5 hr/wk 220 km/wk 137 mi/wk
Velothon – 3 Day 361 km 4 Feb 2019 24 weeks 10.5 hr/wk 235 km/wk 146 mi/wk
* The hours per week (hr/wk), km per week (km/wk)  and miles per week (mi/wk) quoted above are averaged across the whole program. The actual training time and distances for each week can vary up to +/- 20% depending on the week’s phase in the program.

FAQ

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.

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 I – 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.

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