Sean shares with us his experiences after completing one month of the Primer programme; why he did it, and how it helped with both his mental attitude to well-being towards cycling and improve his physical condition without the usual litany of injuries. Watch here
Trevor, Oxfordshire "Grant @cycleforfitness prepared me for a 1 day 205km ride from Leicester to London in 2018. I had an ok bike and an amount of bravado but Grant helped me to prepare properly.
As the ride was in March, with Grant’s advice I bought a Turbo to ride indoors through the winter and all the electronics to analyse my riding ability and fitness.
Grant has great experience and patience and developed a programme for me to improve my fitness and technique, including rides we did together. He really knows his stuff and I had a great sponsored ride, surprising myself with my ability to go the distance (with the help of loads of pasta, bananas and sponge pudding and custard!).
I would recommend Grant to anyone wanting a sympathetic yet challenging cycling trainer".
Sarah, Oxfordshire 5/5 “This program is ideal for people like me who would like to cycle more but don't know how to get into it. I bought my bike last year but hardly used it, having the coach encourage and guide you makes the process so much easier. 3 rides a week is just about right to get you into the swing of things and the coach is there all the way to encourage you and answer all the little questions you're afraid to ask. The team are so friendly and enthusiastic about cycling, you can't help but catch the bug. The bonus is you get fit too!”
Tracy, Hampshire. 5/5 I have been working through the Start to ride 20 program now and am about to complete the 20 mile plan. I’ve really enjoyed this training plan. It is based on three rides a week, two of which are interval rides and the third building up to longer rides and ultimately to 20 miles as the end goal.
I used to cycle, but haven’t touched my bike for a while. Grant has been an excellent coach. He is very approachable and knows his stuff. As I hadn’t cycled for a while, I wanted a plan I could comfortably complete around work and family life, but a plan that challenged my fitness levels too. This plan is that and more! We discuss the plan on a weekly basis, but I can always email in-between times and Grant is very quick to respond to my questions. Since starting the plan, I have noticed a real difference in my energy and stamina levels. Highly recommend. Thanks Grant!
Claire, Hampshire. “I was fortunate enough to have a 1-2-1 training ride with Grant prior to a large road event. His expertise and knowledge on how to ride efficiently was second to none. I learned how to change gear properly (at last!) and how to attack hills with maximum energy. This really did make a world of difference to the ride and all of his techniques and tips made for a much smoother, easier and (I'm pleased to say!) faster ride. Thanks Grant!”
Alexander R, Plymouth. Grant's passion for cycling and his knowledge and ability to impart it are very inspiring . I have had the pleasure of accompanying Grant on a few long rides now. Some of them around the 100 mile mark. 4 years ago I was 3 stone overweight, depressed and feeling very low about myself. This year I cycled 1500KM in 15 days incorporating 5 of the hardest climbs on the Tour De France calender! One of the descents off of Mont Ventoux was with Grant. It was a highlight of the trip.I can highly recommend Cycle For Fitness!