Training

The mainstay of the club activity is the Saturday morning social bike rides.  If you’re new to the club, we’d recommend joining us on a Saturday morning.  The distance and pace of the ride is always decided by who is there and we won’t leave anyone behind! The Saturday morning ride allows you to chat to fellow members, to improve your stamina on longer endurance rides and it always involves a fairly lengthy stop at a coffee shop.  Whilst the emphasis is on a ‘social’, you’ll get a good work out on these rides and if you fancy burning up the hills, we always re-group at the top.

Triathletes are busy people. Most of us in the club have busy jobs and trying to fit in training alongside work and family life can be challenging.  We’ve found over the years that most members like to create their own training plan that works around their own personal objectives and race goals – You’ll find many members own a turbo trainer for indoor cycling and that often training is done early or late in the day – it has to fit in around ‘life’.

We’re not a club with in-club coaches.  We’re very fortunate to be able to train alongside other sports specialists in the region and often our members are also members of multiple clubs within the valley.  Don’t worry, the membership cost of any of these clubs is not high so you don’t need to worry about breaking the bank.

In summary, we pitch ourselves as a ‘network of training partners’ and all of our members follow the Club Facebook page.  We ensure that all forthcoming activity is advertised on the page so it’s definitely worth subscribing to this and coming to join us – whether it’s a Saturday ride just to check us out or to a Wednesday Outdoor swim session in the summer.