With the London to Brighton Ride rapidly approaching I thought I would bring you up to speed with the training that I have personally been putting in away from my clients.

This isn't my first outing on this course, so I know where my strengths and weaknesses are. Meaning that this year I could focus my training on the dreaded long hill climbs.

Adding a new twist to this year event I will be joined by my son. I mean what better way to spend a Father’s Day weekend than celebrating the result of all the effort we have put in.

On the training front we have gradually built our cycling distances up on both flat a varied gradients, we still have six weeks left until the event itself. We are currently at 40 miles. The London to Brighton course is only about 53 miles, but the first few are hardly moving. Hill training has been fun as I have more experience with hills than that of my flat run loving son. Give him his dues though as he has so far done me proud and worked very hard, he is even cycling to and from college to help with his stamina.

On the power side of things, I have been doing far more squats and single leg work than I did in preparation for last year. I'm really hoping that the extra strength gained will help on the hill climbs, from the practice runs it seems to be working.

As part of the agreement for Joshua to ride, will be riding in fancy dress. Details will be released closer to the event for which we will also be raising funds and awareness for the British Heart Foundation.

So if you're out and about in the Brighton area on Sunday June 15th then please come and help motivate not only us but all of the participants. Last year there were 27,500 of us!

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Thank you in advance for any help given.

Martin

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