Training

Tough times don’t last, tough people do

The Rule 5 Cycling Coaching individual training plans make use of the Training Peaks software (included with all plans), which brings a structured and informational approach to the training plan. The benefits of the software include:

  • individual training targets and zones for each workout;
  • e-mail reminders and mobile notifications;
  • visual representation of your workouts within the web and mobile apps;
  • detailed workout structure, including warm-up, main set and cool down;
  • individual training targets and zone values dynamically added to each workout;
  • workout upload to external devices;
  • feedback and analysis in the Training Peaks software covered by your coach, once a session is complete.

Get started today with your personalized approach to training both from setting individual workouts, feedback and communication, ensuring that you are in the best shape possible before undertaking the challenge of the Carpathian Mountains.

Bespoke plans are also available upon request to suit cyclists’ needs.

Personalized training packages

Introduction Programme €135 per month

  • Full consultation and documented overview of your past history as an athlete
  • Lifestyle audit to distinguish time available for training
  • Prepare a realistic training plan based on your time available for training
  • Monthly plans created using Training Peaks Software
  • Commitment to answer e-mail and phone calls as soon as possible
  • Set performance benchmarks
  • Option to book one to one sessions if required at €40 per hour
  • Daily e-mail of your session for the next day using Training Peaks

Intermediate Programme €170 per month

The Intermediate Programme offers all the benefits of the Introduction Programme plus the following:

  • Monthly Skype meeting
  • Commitment to answer e-mail and phone calls within 24hrs
  • Regular testing for accuracy of Training Zones
  • One to one coaching inclusive of 1 hour per month and option to book further sessions at €40 per hour
  • Monthly pedalling technique analysis

Advanced Programme €215 per month

The Advanced Programme offers all the benefits of the Introduction Programme plus the following:

  • Twice monthly Skype meeting
  • Commitment to answer e-mail and phone calls within 24hrs
  • Regular testing for accuracy of Training Zones
  • One to one coaching inclusive of 2 hours per month and option to book further sessions at €40 per hour
  • Monthly pedaling technique analysis
  • Diet and Nutrition advice for competing and lifestyle
  • Race analysis and strategy both pre and post event and course/circuit scrutiny
  • “Best Bike Split” for pacing strategy for Sportives, Gran Fondos and Racing

Rider experiences with Rule 5 Cycling

Marcin – “Ian has helped me on many occasions with my cycling training and fitness. He is a very experienced cyclist and has a deep knowledge of the subject and is very supportive.”

Streety – “Ian is a very experienced and knowledgeable cycling coach who has done much to improve me as a cyclist. He can provide tailored training plans, advice on nutrition and re hydration and is a great motivator.”

4t Velo Race Team – “Great summer of coaching from Ian. Was great that he managed to incorporate sessions for the whole squad from Juniors to Cat 2 some of which meant that we trained as a team, it really bought us together.”

Jose Luis Miguel – “From Cat 4 to Cat 3 in one season and only 5 races, thanks Ian. Those sprint sessions really nailed it for me !!!”

Julie – “Ian has helped me ride London to Manchester as well as tackling London to Paris and Ride London 100. He has a great knowledge, is patient and fits the training around you. It was great to see my progression over the weeks which ensured that I completed the challenges feeling surprisingly good at the end. Little does he realize that I am thinking of doing the Etape next year !!”

Neil Manning – “2.5 hours off my previous Ride London time – never though it would be possible when Ian told me I could do it in 6 hours. Mind you I suffered on the turbo a bit but as they say no pain no gain….tks Ian so much, chuffed to bits.”

Algarve Velo – “Ian and Rule 5 Cycling Coach offers reliable and experienced methodology for cycling performance improvements. Climbing training camps outside of UK have been a strong focus of Rule 5 Cycling Coach programs.”