Category Archives: Coaching Tips

The Ageing JetBlack Athlete and the Importance of Strength Training.

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“Young at heart”, most of us think it but perhaps we don’t always feel it. …



Be good to your Grains. In an earlier blog post we discussed the concept of …

Cycling efficiency is the winning formula

Cycling efficiency - winning formula

It’s not always the fittest and fastest rider that wins. You can be superbly… for your event but some silly actions throughout the ride leave you just short of your goal. I see this so many times in fun rides or club events. Riders using up so much energy during the early stages of an event only to be left short when the race actually gets under way for real…

Tapering for an event takes practice

Tapering for a cycling event

This is the magic question that makes or breaks a good coach. So many factors come into the decision but if I just look at a club rider aiming for an event over the 100kms, the following is what I would suggest doing…

Indoor Training

JetBlack sweetness

Find out why indoor training all year round can be beneficial and how it can improve your road training.

Hill Climbing 2: Power to Weight ratio

Look how far forward he is.

The million dollar question many a novice cyclist seek the answer to. Recently I was in a build up for a four day tour which had two big hill days included.

Top 5 common mistakes in your build up

Plan your approach

By planning a good year plan for your season will help you achieve your goals and possibly help you avoid over training.

Hill Climbing 1: Technique or Power ?

Looks so easy

Hill climbing is an art and what works for one doesn’t work for others. It all comes down to power to weight ratio and technique. You are in control of the power to weight issue. Doing hill reps and strength work will help but if you don’t look at your weight you will end up pushing that un needed love up hill.