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Cycling

As a multi-discipline club, we offer a range of cycling opportunities, aimed at all levels. We provide a mix of coached and non-coached sessions designed to improve fitness and skills in a group environment where you will benefit from training with other club members. Our Level 1 and Level 2 coaches have the experience to help you get started in a new sport or provide motivation for seasoned competitors.

Wednesday Night Training Sessions
Throughout the summer, we offer sessions designed to improve performance. These include brick sessions using a grass running track and a turbo trainer (a combined cycling and running session) designed to mimic the conditions of a triathlon. Brick sessions are key to performing well in triathlon and getting your body used to the stresses of racing. These sessions can easily be adapted to cater for anyone racing from sprint to ironman distance.

We also hold two or three brick sessions over the course of the summer, held at a local Airfield, where you will benefit from the club coaches experience to give you confidence in improving your transitions. You will get plenty of practice getting on and off the bike! These are ideal for those new to triathlon and wanting to become more adept at the skill of transitions and to those aiming to shave a few precious seconds off their transition time before an important race.

Thursday Night 10mi TT
WT host a very popular 10 mi TT held on certain Thursday evenings throughout the summer. This is a session suitable for all abilities and those looking to improve their performance and speed endurance. All are welcome and a number of other cycling clubs and local cyclists take part. These sessions enable riders to take part in a competitive event which is fun and informal. Results are published on the website and riders look to challenge themselves and beat their previous time. Details of our 2014 TT can be found here: www.waldentri.co.uk/index.php/training-sessions/cycling/10-mile-time-trials

Sunday Rides
Walden Velo is a dedicated cycling club based in Saffron Walden. They have two ride times on a Sunday; 7.30am and 9.45am, both starting and finishing at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre. They will allow non-Club members to ride with them by invitation and after a couple of sessions you will be expected to join the club. Details about the Walden Velo Sunday rides can be found here www.waldenvelo.com/club-rides. If you would like further info or to enquire about an invitation to ride, email: info.waldenvelo@gmail.com

We would recommend that you consider joining an affiliated group such as the British Triathlon Federation or British Cycling which provides their members with insurance whilst riding.

Mountain Biking

A number of members are keen mountain bikers and for the last few years have competed in the Thetford ‘Dusk till Dawn’ race and both the Thetford Summer and Winter Series.

For more information about mountain biking, please have a word with Liam Brook in Newdales, Saffron Walden. For the last few years, Liam has organised a very popular long weekend of mountain biking in Coed y Brenin, Wales.