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.
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
Key things to think about before signing up with a coach
Cadence drills, standing starts and lead-out sprints to ensure you cross the line first
From sleeping to core training
Targeting a sportive or race but don't have much time to train? Fear not, here are five sessions, from 15 minutes to four hours
Heading off for a spring training camp? Here are ten tips to ensure you come back in top form
Is High Intensity Interval Training a shortcut to fitness?
Skills to stay safe in the bunch
How to strike the balance between training and recovery
Why power to weight ratio is a crucial figure in determining climbing ability
Strength efforts, threshold, sweetspot, VO2 Max and cadence drills
Why a power meter may transform your training
What is lactate threshold and how can you improve it?
Is sweetspot training a quick fix to fitness?
What are your training zones and how do you use them?
How to make the most of your winter training
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