Century cycle ride training

May 20, 2013

Last year I completed my first century cycle ride (a rather windy Century Cycle Challenge from Nevill Holt in Leicestershire to Brancaster on the north Norfolk coast). This year I'm going to try the 3 Counties 100 Cyclosportive which is a circular route through Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.

I followed a simple nine week training plan  last year with targets for the longest ride and longest distance each week building up the event.

This year I've created a Century Training Plan web app1 so I can easily track my training against the plan. It integrates with the Google MyTracks app that I use on my phone to record my training rides and show me how I'm doing.

Head over to the web app and set the event date to use the plan for your own ride.

To integrate it with your own training ride data you can either use MyTracks or record your ride details in a Google Drive spreadsheet. See the instructions on the page for details.

  1. UPDATE: This has since been re-implemented as a Google Apps Script Application and the Google MyTracks application is no longer available.