Holiday Training Sessions

PatCosgrave

We are running a number of holiday training rides during the July holidays.  None of these rides are compulsory but if they fit in with your commitments please come along and learn some skills.  Details are:

Date Duration of Ride Location Style of ride
Tue 5 July 8am – noon approx 17 McNamara St, Macleod TT practice.  If possible  put aero bars on for this ride.
Thur 7 July 8am- noon approx 17 McNamara St, Macleod Undulating  terrain with sprints and other efforts.
Sunday 10 July 8am- noon approx 17 McNamara St, Macleod Endurance ride

Please note that the CharterMason team riders will be training on different days to the above, and should not attend these sessions.  These rides are predominantly designed for our juniors and masters riders.

During week two of the holidays, we have one training session as most athletes will be preparing for the Eildon Tour.

Date Duration of Ride Location Style of ride
Tue 12 July 8am – noon approx 17 McNamara St, Macleod TT practice.  If possible  put aero bars on for this ride.  

What you need to do and bring:

  • check the weather forecast the night before and also look at the radar when you wake up.  We will still ride if it is only scattered showers but if it looks like really bad weather we will NOT train.
  • bring 2 drink bottles and enough food for 3.5-4hrs.  We will stop during the ride to eat, for toilet stops, removing jackets, etc. 
  • Food suggestions include: muesli bars, honey/jam sandwich (wrapped in halves), banana, crumpets toasted with honey (and wrapped in foil).  You should all bring at least 4 pieces of food.
  • Bring your phone (in a ziplock bag) and $10 just in case you need to buy a hot drink or gatorade.
  • Bring two tubes and a pump (there are no bike shops where we ride)
  • Bring a rain jacket and warm clothing.  You can always leave extra clothing at our place if you get here and it is warmer than you first thought.  As a rule during winter months, it is better to carry a jacket just in case, as it can get cold if we go descend some of the longer climbs.

Please text, call or email us (helen@kellycycling@yahoo.com) if you are planning to attend any of these training rides or are unsure about whether to attend.

As needed, we will split into groups so riders of a similar ability can train together.  As usual, Bob and Helen will be riding with the athletes.  Any questions please contact either of us.