Train Smarter. Ride Better. Together
Train Smarter with the Support of Riders Like You
Increase your FTP with expert training sessions designed by some of the UK’s leading coaches at Rowe & King. Stick to the plan long term with the support of a great community of cyclists all on the same journey of improvement as you. 96% of riders see an FTP increase on our structured training plan.
Ride Better: Structured, Holistic Training
Follow our live, structured training plans to improve your cycling power (FTP) & get the most out of your training time. Plans are designed to be flexible around your life with morning & evening sessions and options to add on more riding / off bike sessions. The three core sessions take around 2hrs per week.
When you join The Ride you will get access to our training platform with an overview 3 month training plan & sessions to add to your calendar including turbo, yoga, outdoor rides, conditioning & indoor races, all with our community of riders like you. Studies show you are 42% more likely to stick to your plan when part of a group.
What Equipment do I Need?
- Yoga & Conditioning sessions are designed to be done at home with no specialised equipment but a yoga mat is recommended.
- Heart rate monitor
- A smart turbo trainer (Wahoo Kickr / Core, Wattbike, Tacx Flux / Neo etc)
- Standard turbo trainer & speed sensor.
Indoor Training Plan
Live private Zwift sessions together with fellow members of The Ride on weekday mornings & evenings or do them at your own time. Sessions are typically 1hr and designed for you based on your FTP.
Free UK Supported Group Rides
Zwift training is fantastic to improve your power but nothing beats riding on empty roads and meeting new people in real life. In the next quarter we have rides in Devon, Yorks, Lancs, Surrey & the Peaks – all included in your membership.
Cycling Specific Yoga
Regular yoga sessions with our expert intructor, all with sessions focused on improvement your cycling. Choose between the beginner sessions or more advanced workouts.
Cycling Specific Strength & Conditioning
Mix up your training sessions with some cycling specific work outs. Perfect for the autumn & winter training blocks. No equipment needed. Think Joe Wicks but with exercises specifically designed to improve your cycling.
Cycling Nutrition Plans
The weight part in power to weight. Our nutritionist has some meal plans for during training, for quarters where you are trying to lose weight & leading up to big rides. Most importantly, our head coach, Matt, ensures all the elements of your training are aligned.
Weekly Social Indoor Races
Add some fun & intensity into your training with our Friday night social races. These are fast from the gun and the perfect mix of friendly and competitive – an ideal way to finish the indoor part of the week’s training before the weekend.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How fit do I need to be?
The plans are suitable for all rider abilities from first time riders to experienced races and are based on your FTP. If you are new to Zwift, the group rides keep everyone together no matter how fast they are going so nobody gets dropped. Races are done by category so you are with riders of similar ability and outdoor rides have different routes suitable for all categories.
When are the sessions?
Most of the sessions will be at 7pm or 8pm on weekday nights lasting around 1 hour and then UK rides will alternate between Saturday & Sundays all across the country. Turbo sessions are Mon, Tues & Thurs with Wed being a day off the bike with yoga or conditioning. Friday evenings are for our social races to end the indoor part of the training on a high.
What is FTP?
FTP is your ‘threshold’ or the amount of power you can sustain for 1 hour. A 20-minute test is used to calculate this & your FTP is then 95% of your 20-minute average power. We test every quarter but Zwift also updates your power more frequently as you get stronger. While it is the main metric we use to measure improvement, the real progress is feeling better / stronger on real life rides and climbs.
How many sessions am I expected to do each week?
We understand your life is full of other commitments. You will see improvement via the quality of your sessions and not the quantity. Most people do 2 or 3 sessions per week plus a weekend ride and as long as you are committing to each session you should see some good improvement.