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Westportif Training Plan Week 5

By John Lenehan | June 8, 2015

[responsive][/responsive] Back to the slog this week after your nice easy recovery week! I hope you did not remain too relaxed. You will be feeling fresh and be full of energy this week after your break, but remember to ease into your week we have a another 6 weeks to go. Week 1: Build Week…

Training advice from FitScience – Group riding and pace

By John Lenehan | June 3, 2015

Some words of wisdom from the FitScience crew. 1) Do enough training & practice group riding So you’ve picked your event, now it’s time to get on the bike and put the training miles in. This shouldn’t be underestimated – there would be nothing worse than looking forward to an event for months only to come…

Westportif Training Plan Week 4

By John Lenehan | May 29, 2015

[responsive][/responsive] At last a recovery week, but this does not mean you can binge on cakes just yet. You can save that luxury for after you finish the Westportif. A recovery week is a week for reduced training volume as you have 4 rest days this week. Concentrate on drinking plenty of water, eating plenty of good food…

Westportif Training Plan Week 3

By John Lenehan | May 22, 2015

[responsive][/responsive] We hope you got through the week 2 training schedule and all ready for week 3. Just get over this week and you can have a recovery week next that’s not too tough. Week 1: Build Week 2: Build Week 3: Build Week 4:  Recovery Week 5: Build Week 6: Build Week 7:  Recovery Week…

Westportif Bike Buffet Announced

By John Lenehan | May 20, 2015

The very successful Westport Smarter Travel Bike Buffet will be held on Friday the 18th of July to kick start the Westportif weekend. Cost: €25 (under 12’s €12.50) Meeting point: Mill Times Hotel, Mill St, westport Bring your bike, helmet, hi-vis, lights, a hungry belly and your cycling legs! Our last Bike Buffet sold out…

Clew Bay Garden Bike Trail Announced

By John Lenehan | May 19, 2015

Join in as we discover some of Westport’s beautiful gardens by bike at 2 pm on Sunday the 19th July. Meeting point: Westport College of Further Education, Newport Rd. Cost: €5 (donated to charity) Meeting at the Westport College of Further Education, we will explore the fruit and veg of the horticultural students in their…

Westportif Training Plan Week 2

By John Lenehan | May 15, 2015

[responsive][/responsive] We hope you got through the week 1 training schedule and all ready for week 2. Week 1: Build Week 2: Build Week 3: Build Week 4:  Recovery Week 5: Build Week 6: Build Week 7:  Recovery Week 8: Build Week 9: Build Week 10:  Recovery/Westportif Event Week 2 beginner plan for 80K route:…

Really Wheelie Good Weekend

By John Lenehan | May 10, 2015

Westport is proud to host the ‘Really Wheelie Good Weekend’, the cycling event of the summer that has something for all the family. The weekend is on from the 17th to the 19th or July and includes the following events: Bike Buffet – Evening of Friday the 17th, July The weekend will start off  with the Bike…

Westportif Training Plan Week 1

By John Lenehan | May 10, 2015

[responsive][/responsive]   Westportif gives you a choice of distances, fully signed routes, well-stocked feed stations and mechanical support, but there are a number of factors you need to consider when making your choice as to which distance you take on the 80k, 120k or the 160K. Three things to consider are: Course length – It’s very easy to…

We survived the 80K route!

By John Lenehan | May 10, 2015

[responsive][/responsive] [googlefont font=”Handlee” size=”16px” ]My friends and I would not be the most accomplished cyclists but we do like to set ourselves a challenge. We completed the 50km Pink Ribbons Cycle in May of this year. We trained, starting on 20km spins and made our way up to 40km and succeeded in completing our target…