• Packed away the carbon and deep section wheels and bored already? Keep the legs turning over in good company and be ready for next year with indoor winter training sessions.

    This winter we will be getting together as LVCC to use the excellent VeloStudio at Lee Valley Velodrome for power-based structured indoor training sessions.

    Sessions are for an hour every Thursday starting at 7pm. The sessions will be based on the Sufferfest training videos, using high spec Wattbikes. And there will be a coach to keep us honest.

    Cost is £10 per session. Pay on the day at reception or book in advance online (ask for / search for Sufferfest coached session).

    Come down and give it a try (drop in, no need to book or come every week). Any questions, let me know...


    Some small print:

    • Sessions start at 7pm but I suggest arriving 10 minutes early to set up the bike and your Garmin.
    • It's easy to sync your Garmin to the Wattbike to record your power numbers and benchmark your progress (or compare numbers if you dare).
    • The Wattbike pedals are compatible with Look Keo, Shimano SPD (MTB) cleats or trainers (no SPD SL unfortunately)
    • There are fans but it gets hot, so worth bringing a water bottle and small towel.
    • Normal lightweight bib and jersey is best (you will boil in winter kit!).

    More information:

  • Thanks Neil,
    I will be attending.

  • Excellent! See you there.

  • Great news - thank you Neil for organising this....

  • The word on the street is that it was a full house tonight (all watt bikes taken?) with seven LVCC riders, old and new, in attendance. Good to see this is working and it should be a regular thing through these dark winter nights.

  • Thank you to everyone who came along last night and to all those promising to come in future.

    I'm going to change my advice about not booking, given that it was so busy last night.

    If you know you are coming along, I'd suggest booking online in advance if you can (they close online bookings the day before). That way they will know what numbers to expect and be ready (they seemed surprised by the high turnout). But you don't need to book in advance and can still pay at reception as usual.

    Also, I do recommend turning up at 6.50 for a 7pm start. Naturally the coaches want to start promptly so they can finish and clear off home on time. Also, if you are late and the wattbikes are all full (they have 12) then the backup is the Matrix bikes (these are fine and have power meters, etc, but they aren't quite as cool as the wattbikes and you can't put the data on your garmin).

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Winter indoor training - THURSDAYS 7PM - SESSIONS STARTING 10 NOVEMBER 2016

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