The Bike Rite Philosophy
Training that follows scientifically backed principles – other programs will convince you that you should smash yourself every day to time-crunch your workouts. We believe this not only doesn’t work, but is the quickest way to burn out. We want our clients to continue to enjoy their riding, while improving.
Be a specialist - Other programs seem to want to target your ‘weaknesses’ as determined by some test. This effectively turns everyone into an ‘all-rounder’ – not much good at any one thing. What is the point of having a great sprint if you’re doing a 100km endurance event? We target the cycling abilities which are relevant to your chosen event. Don’t waste your time trying to be good at everything, and potentially, nothing.
Do what you love - Being tested to see what you’re good at isn’t much use if you don’t actually enjoy that event. If you’re considering life as a professional cyclist and you don’t care what event that’s in, do your test then wait for the talent scouts to come knocking. For the rest of us, let’s do the things that really blow our hair back and train the systems that will make us better at those.
Logical progression – A steadily increasing load, at the right time, gives you the confidence every week that you can do a little more the next. One of the greatest hits to the confidence is crashing and burning because a computer gives you a session that you’re not ready for. Using a real coach means you can tailor the plan to your current capabilities and not be thrown in the deep end.
Commitment – While ‘life happens’ if you’re not getting 80% of your training done, then you need to reassess your commitment to the plan. While we love new clients, we are not about people wasting time and money when they really can’t commit to regular workouts. As a guide, if you can’t commit to an hour a day (medically recommended to avoid poor health), then you’re probably not ready to reap the benefits of structured training.
Keep it simple – Yes, we can incorporate heart rate and power data into training programs. But we don’t think that training should be overly complicated and require a lot of expensive equipment. People can get just as good results using the basics so we don’t require you to have ‘all the gear’ to get started.