42.4 km Greater London Loop
42.4 km Greater London Loop
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Jersey unlock - Fenced
Come and join the Team for our custom midweek This ‘n’ That training. You can choose C or B CAT something unique to our events as we all set off together. Our Tuesday workouts have a mix of TEMPO and CLIMBING but we cannot stress enough TURBO on 100% for this baby, if your knees allow.
B CAT - 3.0 to 3.2 w/kg TEMPO, Approx. 3.8 w/kg CLIMBING
C CAT - 2.5 to 2.7 w/kg TEMPO, Approx. 3.3 w/kg CLIMBING
Team CLS prides itself on customizing our workouts for both CAT’s at the last minute to take into consideration the Sign Ups so you might not last to the end, but you should get close. Oh, and we never stop chatting / moaning at the pain!
BOTH the B’s and C’s may activate the Zwift Fence (AKA Johnny) so make sure you join the CAT you are going to set off with at the start.
So, after leaving the start pen as one, the varied pace will see the CAT’s gradually split. If you are a C CAT who wants to try and hang on to the B’s then you must join the B event as the C’s may also be using the Zwift Fence which would remove you from the event. If you struggle you can always drop back and return to the C’s Pack, you will still benefit from drafting. Similarly, if you are a B CAT having a bad day you too can slip back to the C’s bunch, the choice is yours! A great opportunity to see if you are ready to make that jump up.
The Ride will be made up of some ‘Tempo’ periods focusing on sticking as close as we can to experience Zwift ‘drafting’ at its best. TEMPO efforts can go up and down so listen for in ride instructions here, but they are often determined by the climbs that lie ahead. We also have customized power ups on this one to help with the type of course and workout planned.
On the climbs, the w/kg will vary as well, but we aim to finish most climbs with approximate averages of the above but shorter punchy climbs may see calls for higher wattages so be prepared to dig deep to hang on to the pack as the leader will rarely slow as we crest. On the longer climbs the leader will always announce any changes in pace - sometimes we may hit the bottom hard then recover, sometimes we may ramp it up it often depends on the group and course. We may also practice some strength work on some longer climbs where we drop the cadence levels. We often push harder in the latter stages as this is a workout so do not be disheartened if you don’t make it right to the end, stick with your training and you will get there.
Remember also throughout the ride on any short ramps we lift the active pace by at least 0.5 w/kg but then settle back to the set pace ASAP so look out for those. The leader may introduce real life situations you may face out on the road, such as headwinds and tailwinds / good or bad roads etc. where efforts may be required to go up or down for periods.
As these are ‘Workout Rides’, we will not be able to slow to sweep riders, so if you do find yourself off the back follow the routine and complete the ride at your pace and if possible form little groups of your own, any workout is a good workout and most importantly of all - don’t let those hills beat you! For anyone with energy left in the tank we often end the rides with an increase in pace / mini race, and we ask for riders that want to take part to support the leader with any calls they make as the format regularly changes. More info in ride.
Some people look to avoid hills but unfortunately, they don't go away, and should form an essential part of your training. This is proving a very popular ride with numbers growing all the time. We also recommend you set your trainer difficulty as high as you can to reduce cadence on the climbs, after all this is what you will experience in the Real World! 100% is best but if you need to start from 60 to 70% and build the difficulty over the weeks that is not a problem. If you do suffer from any knee pain, you should lower the resistance and raise the cadence to reduce the strain in these areas.
Please add the TAGS - (CLS B) or (CLS C) after your surname to take full advantage of post ride results and enable the group to identify each other. We strongly recommend a 15 to 20 mins pre-ride warm up; this will really help you feel the pace is not too hot from the off. Members of our group may like to use one of our Team CLS warm up workouts from our Facebook Group http://www.teamclscc.com
. Either the TT warm up or Pre-Ride warm up work well for this from our files section.
For your information our events include
Mon 18:30 UK - Fast ‘n’ Furious Flat Race, A, B, C and D CATs
Tues 18:50 UK - This ‘n’ That Climbing and Tempo Workout, B and C CATs
Thur 18:50 UK - High ‘n’ Low HIT Interval Workout, B and C CATs
Fri 18:50 UK – Hills ‘n’ Thrills Hilly Race, Open CAT
Sat 08:30 UK – Drum ‘n’ Base Endurance Club Ride – High C CAT.
Sun 18:50 UK - Chill ‘n’ Spin Recovery Ride, D CAT
We run a Team Facebook Group, which we encourage people to follow for news and other group ride info and events and a place where you can even order our kit to wear in real life. It is also a great place to ask any questions you may have about Zwift and we will do our best to answer them for you. We have tried to put together a FULL weekly package that will allow riders to both enjoy their indoor sessions and back that up with some great workouts that will improve your fitness. Our Rides are entertaining throughout, and we have some fantastic regulars on every ride, so what are you waiting for, come and join us.
Zwift Power Team - https://www.zwiftpower.com/team.php?id=1426
Team Club Site - http://www.teamclscc.com
Strava Club Site - http://www.strava.com/clubs/teamclscc
YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo71ZiTebVwG0-c1Or9VTzQ?sub_confirmation=1
See you down the Road.......’Team CLS’
Team CLS This 'n' That (Hilly Roads)