What are Your Goals?
BPC will tailor a structured and progressive plan that matches the demands of your goal event. This begins by testing your current fitness and assessing your current training load. As your quality of training increases so do your chances of improving your Functional Threshold Power (FTP).
Reducing your weight whilst maintaining power is another great way to improve your cycling performance. BPC have years of experience in managing an athletes weight through drastic changes all with the goal of improving performance in a specific event.
Maybe you’re not so focused on the raw data, but you do want to go faster. There are many different training techniques and ways to achieve a personal best. Call BPC for a chat about your goals to understand how we may help you reach them. Let us worry about the data for you!
Whether you’re an elite athlete or a first timer BPC can help you through your event. Riders with a goal of finishing their next big challenge in comfort and in style… or not last… can benefit more from a cycling coach than anybody else. It’s not just for racers.
Head Coach and Founder of BPC, Ken Buckley, has a long history adapting his fitness to endurance sports such as Rowing, Triathlon, Cycling and Speed Record Attempts. At the 2016 Human Powered Speed Challenge Ken lifted his own British land speed record to 76.59mph as part of the University of Liverpool's Arion2 Project. He has a passion for coaching and loves to help people get on their bikes and ride faster. Buckley Performance Coaching offers the following services, all overseen by Ken himself:
High Performance Cycle Coaching
For Road Racing, Time Trials, Duathlon and Triathlon. Get the best out of you and your bike and push on to the next level. Whether you need a small amount of guidance or would like professional level coaching with daily contact and power file analysis we can cater for all and will tailor a program to suit your needs.
event specific preparation
Do you have a charity bike ride or big event coming up? Would you like to be as prepared as possible so that you can enjoy the day and make sure you finish? Ken's experience for customising training plans to suit the demands of an event will get you through the day in comfort and style.
How do you know where to go if you don't know where you're coming from? Get a detailed understanding of your current fitness levels and how your body reacts to exercise with BPC's scientific approach to fitness testing.
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Having a mid winter goal is a great way of keeping focused through the foggy, cold winter months. This week involved a 10 mile time trial on the Bentley bypass for me. This blog will show you why it’s necessary to have a practice event as well as how to adjust and adapt your plan according[…]
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Winter is ticking by and it’s now cold and frosty in the mornings. But if that’s putting you off and you haven’t started your winter training already then you’d better get cracking. It’s only 15 weeks until the start of the season (March). So if you want to get 8 weeks of base training and[…]
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A vital component of any training plan is rest and recovery. Once every 4 weeks I schedule a rest week. For me this means dropping the volume slightly and not doing any hard efforts. It’s odd to me that most people struggle to keep calm on a rest week. I’m quite happy to trundle around[…]