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Etape – Fit-For training days

Due to demand Fit-For will be holding two further Etape Training days on Saturday June 11th and Saturday June 18th. This is your chance to improve your practical riding skills before the Etape.

We have been receiving a number of enquiries with regards to practical coaching for the Etape du Tour; how should I be descending? How do I approach hairpin corners? How should I tackle a long climb? With so many people after advice, we have decided to hold a series of special Etape day’s leading up to the big day.

Under the guidance of ex-professional cyclists and qualified coaches, we are offering you the chance to join us for the day and get all the advice you will need in order to successfully tackle the Etape.

At this point the basic format for the day is something like this:

9am : Meet at Box Hill Café.
9.15 : Depart for hilly 50 mile group ride. This ride will not be fast. At the tops of hills we will wait to regroup before starting off again. The focus is on coaching, time in the saddle and some testing terrain. There will be at least 2 cycle coaches on the ride to give you some on bike advice and answer any questions you may have about the Etape and cycling in general. Plus the route and scenery is excellent
1.15pm : Stop for a 45min refreshment break at the tea room on the top of Box Hill. Here we will have a quick nutrition, equipment, clothing and tactical run through of the event.
2.15pm : Once the tea’s are all finished it’s back on the bikes for specific handling session on the hairpin corners of Box Hill. Here we will spend an hour or so perfecting Etape issues such as: the best way to descend and climb hairpin corners, ideal gear selection and optimum climbing heart rate zones
3.15pm : All done and ready to leave Box Hill.
We can only take a maximum of 12 riders and places are strictly on a ‘first come first served’ basis. The last 2 training sessions filled up in under 72hrs – so if you want to come along be quick!
To guarantee your place send an email reply titled ‘Etape Training Day’ to [email protected].  The cost of the day will be £30.

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