I am absolutely delighted to be one of the Heart Riders in the British Heart Foundation’s cycling pack for the 2017 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 Sportive. Riding 100 miles in less than 8.5 hours will be a real accomplishment for me as an anaemic on a bike. I will be building up this page as my training proceeds. Click here for my cycling voyage so far and here for my JustGiving donation page!
The ingredients of my weekly training plan
Day 1: Threshold exertion for one hour on elliptical trainer (cross-trainer)
Day 2: Strength exercises (inc. weight training)
Day 3: Mini hilly ride
Day 4: Rest (inc. walking and yoga)
Day 5: Strength exercises (inc. weight training)
Day 6: Longer hilly ride
Day 7: Rest (inc. walking and yoga)
Strength and weight training
These two pages from the British Cycling website are very helpful: beginner strength exercises for cyclists and advanced strength exercises for cyclists. The key exercises I am currently working on are: the Goblet squat, stiff leg deadlift, plank, and side plank.