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Training info and tips

Prepare yourself for the Ride and make some new friends along the way.

Ride for Country Kids is a peloton supported ride, held on public roads. Riders will be placed into graded pelotons (groups) and be required to ride safely at an agreed average speed throughout the duration of each day. Each peloton will ride at a collective pace, so it’s imperative everyone participating in the Ride reaches an agreed base level of fitness so they can ride safely with others.

To help prepare you for the Ride and connect with other riders, Kent Williams from Entoure has organised a series of training rides. Participation is voluntary, but we recommend all riders try to attend at least one training session.

Find out more

Download our handy Group Riding Guide

Adapt your training and reach your riding goals!

The base level for this ride is 25 k an hour and peloton average speeds will range from the base level of 25 k an hour up to 30 k an hour and above (subject to terrain and weather). All Riders must understand that a certain level of training and experience is required before embarking on the Ride. It’s important for everyone to work on stamina and endurance and that starts with dusting off the bike and simply jumping aboard. There is no substitute for time on the bike; every training kilometre makes a difference and every training session with a clear purpose will help riders reach their goal.

We suggest riders take the time to design a training plan that works best for them, because every rider is different and every rider has different goals, strengths and weaknesses. It’s good to try to identify those areas you need to work on and to focus on those areas as much as you can. If you’re already fit and ride a bike occasionally but, you haven’t ridden in a peloton, then group riding is probably something you need to work on. If you’re new to riding then your first port of call is to simply ride your bike; set yourself small goals over the next few weeks with the idea to extend your distances and riding intensity on a weekly basis

Download at our sample training schedule here

Adapt your training and reach your riding goals!

Take a look at our helpful Rider training videos

How and when to change your gears
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How much does body weight affect your climbing
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How to ride in a group
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Spinning v Grinding; what is the best cadence when climbing
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How to draft like a pro
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Cycle further, faster, safer
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7 ways to improve your average speed
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How to ride in the rain
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