Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Lanzarote 4 day stage race and Cape Epic Training Camp

I've just signed up for the Lanzarote 4 day stage race on 28th to 31st January. I'll also be guiding and offering advice at the Cape Epic Training Camp 26th January to 2nd February :D

Monday, 28 November 2011

Torq Nutrition

I'm very happy to be sponsored by Torq Nutrition again in 2012 :D I've just received all of the energy drinks, recovery drinks, gels, and bars that I'll need to see me through my winter training. Thanks Torq!!! I'm really looking forward to trying the new vanilla energy drink.

Rest, recovery and fun trail riding

The last 7 weeks have been really good fun :D I like this time of year because I can ride where and when I want, giving me the opportunity to ride with friends and to search out amazing trails. I haven't followed a training plan and all of my riding has been off-road. I've ridden with some great people and found some brilliant trails in a variety of places including Sierra Nevada, South and North Wales, The Forest of Dean, Sherwood Pines, The Peak District, and The Surrey Hills. I've also had some technical coaching from Neil Donoghue at Llandegla, North Wales, which has really helped me to focus on essential trail skills (I'll write more about this soon).

Structured training starts again next week and I'm really excited to be heading off on a training camp to Club La Santa in Lanzarote, which is a great place for winter training with its smooth roads, amazing facilities, and lots of like-minded people. In the meantime I have one more week to relax before my 2012 training begins.