In terms of time spent, the ride is the most important part of the triathlon, accounting for around 40% of the total competition time, so it’s important to spend a corresponding amount of time on the bike training, unfortunately, this is not easy to do if you live in central Paris.
A key piece of training material (other than the bike itself) is, of course, the home trainer, especially useful when you don’t have loads of time to train, or if the weather is not looking as warm and summery as you would like. Good to keep training up especially if you are using Sufferfest, and we suggest at least one session per week on the home trainer.
To help our members the team regularly organises 4 different types of ride, members are free to choose any ride to go along with, however as the ride is often led by a volunteer, it is very important that members joining a ride choose the right sort of ride, adapted to their own skills.
CODE OF CONDUCT
- Respect all other road users: pedestrians, vehicle drivers (cars, trucks, buses), and our fellow cyclists – aim to get along with other traffic, not antagonize anyone.
- Observe traffic laws and signs and use common sense.
- Make decisions based on our own good judgement, and resist the herd mentality.
Everything you do has a knock-on effect on everyone behind and beside you. It’s ok to speak with your riding partner, but don’t let it distract you from keeping everyone safe.
A slight direction change can cause wheels to touch. Almost always the rider behind falls and then takes other riders down as well. Protect your front wheel.
If conditions allow – and always on the right side of the lane, don’t hog the road.
If the group waits for you to catch up, make an effort. You may have to stop chatting.
Remember that’s why you are in the bunch: to ride with them! If you want to hammer it, then do it solo or in designated sessions.
Unless it is to avoid a crash or for some other emergency.
Direction of turn
Road hazard potholes