Monday February 19, 2018

GWCC Training Sessions

Weekend & Midweek Training

For details on our Sunday club rides visit our Club Rides page. As the light is extending and the weather improves there is more opportunity for sessions not only at the weekend but also midweek evenings. GWCC riders take part in Glasgow-based chaingangs both on the Southside (Leaving the Malletsheugh carpark, Newton Mearns) and also the Renfrew chaingang (opposite Police station). Details on both out soon once they commence in April.

Watch this space for Saturday morning sessions for 2014. We have plans for team time trial training. All standards welcome and groups selected on ability. Essentially these are through and off sessions for 3 or 4 riders. Great for brining on fitness and sharpening your skills at holding a wheel at speed.

Day Time Temp Wind Weather
00.00 7°C

10 mph

  06.00 4°C

7 mph

  12.00 8°C

8 mph

  18.00 5°C

4 mph

Southside Chaingang
Club Turbo Training, January - March. From April to September a number of riders join the Tuesday & Thursday night chaingang. Leaving from the Mallesheugh Inn carpark (Newton Mearns)at 7pm sharp to complete a 30 mile route down the A77 with a loop taking in Fenwick before rejoining the A77 back to the start point. This stretch of the A77 runs roughly parallel to the M77 and accordingly is almost completely free of traffic while offering great road surfaces. A great workout.

Renfrew Chaingang
From spring to the start of autumn the Renfrew ride is also a popular Tuesday and Thursday option. Leaving Renfrew and heading for Bishopton, the route then joins the A8 at the West Ferry for a 5 mile stretch to Port Glasgow before heading up the Clune Brae and a lumpy ride to Kilmacolm, Bridge of Weir, Houston and a frantic finish along the Georgetown Road.

Coaching Weekends
Over recent years we have subsidised a training camp (eg Crianlarich, Peebles and Largs). The primary focus is to enable us to sharpen up our cycling skills under the watchful eyes of some the clubs most experienced members. It involves an overnight stay away at the weekend. It also helps to bring out riders aims and targets for the coming year and with a squad of 20+ racers, it certainly goes a long way to aid in team bonding.

An excellent basis for starting training is Cyclists Training Bible by Joe Friel.

Some sample Turbo / Roller sessions from the Scottish Cycling Academy are available below:

Training - Goal Setting: Information HERE
Roller / Turbos Workouts Session 1
Roller / Turbos Workouts Session 2
Roller / Turbos Workouts Session 3
Roller / Turbos Workouts Session 4

Club Turbo Training, January - March.

A range of training and race equipment, including turbo trainers and rollers is also available for use.