Moving on to a structured training programme will make you fitter, stronger and ultimately faster. This will work up until a point, after which you may find yourself treading water and your fitness plateauing out. If you move on to a training programme that is correctly structured for you and designed to target your weakness found through testing and analysis – you could be making greater gains than you first envisaged.

To fulfil your potential, you need a coach and we recommend EPiC Cycle Coaching. The guys at EPiC really know what they’re doing, having developed an astonishing number of riders from novices to national, European and world champions.

Find out more about EPiC and how they can take your cycling to the next level by visiting their website: