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James Spragg

James Spragg is a professional coach and rider. He has race road and cyclo-cross full-time for ten years and competed all over the world. As a coach, he has worked with national champions, Olympians and national record holders. Here he hopes to offer tips and advice to improve your own riding.

Recent Articles By James

How To

Seven common winter training mistakes to avoid

Want to make the most of your time on the bike? Then avoid these seven common winter training mistakes...

Seven common winter training mistakes to avoid
How To

Five essential training sessions for the cyclo-cross season

Want to work on your cyclo-cross form? Here are five key training sessions

Five essential training sessions for the cyclo-cross season
Fitness & Nutrition

Six things you need to know about... anaerobic capacity

Why anaerobic capacity is important, what it tells us and how to improve it

Six things you need to know about... anaerobic capacity
Technique

Nine tips to become a better descender

Cycling is a skill - and that's never more true than when the road rapidly snakes downwards

Beginner's guide: nine tips to become a better descender
How To

Five ways to make the most of... your commute to work

Five training sessions to make the most of your ride to work

Five ways to make the most of... your commute to work
Fitness & Nutrition

Is your power meter really telling you what you think it is?

Scientific study reveals significant discrepancies between data output and actual power - but what does it all actually mean?

Is your power meter really telling you what you think it is?
Fitness & Nutrition

Three training sessions to convert winter miles into summer form

How to transform your form ahead of a summer of sportives and road races

Three training sessions to convert winter miles into summer form
Fitness & Nutrition

Six things you need to know about... lactate threshold testing

Most riders will be familiar with the idea of functional threshold power and, indeed, the FTP test. It’s something which sends a shiver down the...

Six things you need to know about... blood lactate threshold testing
Fitness & Nutrition

Six things you need to know about... polarised training

How following a polarised training plan could transform your fitness

Six things you need to know about... polarised training
How To

Training: how to get your season back on track

What to do if you've over-trainer, under-trained or can't hit consistent form

Training: how to get your season back on track
How To

How to taper for a major sportive or road race

How to ensure you arrive on the start line in top form - and feeling fresh

How to taper for a major sportive or road race
How To

Three training sessions to become a faster time trialist

Want to ride faster against the clock? Here are three training sessions to help you do just that

Three training sessions to become a faster time trialist
How To

How to become a better climber... if you don't live near any climbs

Training for a hilly sportive or road race but don't live near any major climbs? Here's how to fly when the road rises

How to become a better climber... if you don't live near any climbs
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