This is our offer for fully individualised, one-on-one coaching to help you reach your best, no matter what your objectives.
We strongly recommend you invest in a power meter, and would be happy to advise you on your choice. The majority of power meters on the market are not as accurate or reliable as they claim. If you don’t have access to a power meter, you should at the least wear a heart rate monitor and record your rides on a bike computer.
After signing the contract, we ask you to complete a Rider Information Form. This asks for all the information your coach needs to begin preparing a plan for you.
The questionnaire is always followed by a meeting (ideally face to face but in practice often by phone) to refine the coach’s understanding of specific points, and to agree details of how you will communicate.
The coach will then send you an outline plan for the period from the current date until the start of the race, together with a detailed, day-by-day, session-by-session plan for the first month.
Ideally, we prefer to meet with you face-to-face as early as possible and go out for a ride together. This will enable the coach to identify your strengths and weaknesses, not just in physical terms but also in vital skills such as bike-handling, climbing & descending, bunch riding and pacing.
After each ride, you should upload your data to Training Peaks or Garmin Connect.
The coach will review your progress regularly and exchange with you by email or phone as often as necessary (at least once per week, usually every 2-3 days).
You should communicate anything that might affect your progress or your training plan to your coach, and especially anything that stops you from training (a business trip, a family weekend, an injury…)
You will receive an updated plan every two weeks for the coming month, and more often if necessary.
We highly recommend you join one of our coaching camps in the mountains. There are numerous advantages:
– accustom your body to accumulating several days in a row of tough riding,
– work on the technical aspects of climbing, descending and braking with your coach,
– verify that the training to date is on target,
– identify strengths and weaknesses to address in the remaining time available.
At the end of the period, your coach will debrief the experience with you and make suggestions for the next year.
Read the profiles of the Alpine Cols team. Please contact us to discuss your choice of coach.
Initial set-up (pay once only)
Per session (1-2 hours one-off coaching consultation)
Per day for riding with the coach (plus travel expenses, if any). This fee can be split between several riders if you come together.