Training ‘B’ Ride:
Led by Rob Barnes
This week the focus is to continue to get some more miles in the legs! The pace will be according to the slowest rider and we will be riding with an even power so this will feel like slowing up on the uphills and speeding up on the downhills and also to pedal over the crest of the hills. The route is about 70 miles and we shall ride for the most part in pairs. Anybody who is concerned about the distance should not feel like they need to take a turn and can instead sit in. The hardest part of the ride is getting over to Moretonhampstead and, as yet, I have never made it over there without the group splitting up on the climb to Princetown and over the undulating road across the moor. Will this be a first? – However I think it best that, on the descent to Moretonhampstead, the group fragments and then that we ride in single file through the valley road to Bovey Tracey because it is too narrow. There is one fast open section where we can ride through and off just before the roundabout to turn right up Haytor (don’t worry this week we won’t). We continue with a steady output back into Plymouth, protecting anyone who may feel tired and stopping for refreshments at the Railway Cafe at about 50 miles. Weather forecast is sunny!
If anyone has not noticed there is a forum section on the Training A and B groups asking if anyone has any requests for a ride or route and a copy and paste sections for us all to get involved in leading rides. Please have a read.
Training ‘A’ Ride:
No ride leader as yet.
Please post in comments if you want to lead an alternative ride.
Saturday Training Rides – A and B groups.
These rides are for people who are looking to develop their cycling performance and who wish to ride in a structured group following good group riding practice. They are aimed at people who already have a level of fitness. Novice cyclists should try one of the other YOGi rides first.
For the period before Christmas and into the new year there is an emphasis on developing an endurance base. As cycling events get closer and the weather warms up there will be opportunities for developing speed, power and to continue with endurance base riding. Fast rides will also feature. Groups will aim to have no more than 12 riders and, to facilitate this, there could be a split into A and B groups. There may be more than one ride and route offered, to facilitate various types of riding and keep group numbers manageable.