VIRTUAL FondoClinics Week 1 Newsletter

Welcome to your first week of your Virtual FondoClinics!

It’s been a long year coming but we are finally here, and the FondoClinics are about to kick off again. Please remember that you’ll be meeting with Coach Andrew every Monday evening via Zoom from 7:30 to 8:30 PM PST.

We are super excited to see that so many of you are choosing to stay dedicated to your training and join us this summer. Whether your goal will be to accomplish the 100km in 12 weeks, work on confidence and efficiency or performance over the distance, we have various clinic levels to suit your skills.

Over the coming 12 weeks you will receive weekly support from us with training resources and expert advice to help you along the way, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced participant. We look forward to following along your training, don’t be shy, please let me know if there is anything specific that you’d like to see in the newsletters!

Photos are always welcome and to be honest, encouraged!

Happy Riding
Online Communications Manager & Interim InTraining Coordinator
Janette Shearer

How To Prepare for My First Clinic Session!

For these clinics we strongly recommend that you participate on a road bike with drop bars. This will ensure that you get the most out of the clinics and a good experience riding with your group. Also make sure the bike is fitted appropriately to you.

YOUR BIKE – There are a few things to think about as you prepare for your first training session, and all sessions going forward for that matter.

ITEM/TOOLS – “What are the most important tools/gear I should carry with me while on the bike?”

  • Phone, House/Car Keys, ID, wallet/credit card
  • Spare Tube/s
  • Pump/CO2 inflator
  • Tire Levers
  • Tire Boot/Patch
  • Multi-Tool

SNACKS & WATER – Make sure you carry enough water for the weather (1-2 bottles), some electrolytes and snacks.

*It’s not a bad idea to bring a layer of clothing as well, something light that you can stuff in the back pocket of your jersey or leave in your car. You never know when the weather might turn.

If you have any specific questions about your clinics and how to prepare, you can contact your coach directly. They will get in touch before the start of your first session.

BIKE FIT Proper bike fit means you have a position on the bike that lets you ride as long as you want, as hard as you want, and stay comfortable the entire time. A good fit can also help prevent overuse injuries that result from an improper position. For a basic understanding of how the bike should fit see below

Physical Conditioning Overview

Physical training is a vital part of your preparation to perform in your sport. Here is a great overview, or reminder, of the concepts that are important components of physical training programs if you are someone you are looking to take your riding performance to the next level. LEARN MORE

Ride Etiquette Gran Fondo- Cyclists must wear a certified cycling helmet with the chinstrap buckled at all times while riding on the course. Ride within the designated route. Ride safely!  Click here to read more

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