The type and quantity of cycling training a triathalete will undertake over the year will vary dependent on the main triathlon events entered for the forthcoming race season. Cycle distances vary dependent on the classification of the triathlon. Typically as follows:
- Sprint: 20km (12.5 miles)
- Olympic: 40km (25 miles)
- Middle Distance: 90km (56 miles)
- Ironman: 180km (112 miles)
A key element in the triathlon, as the ability to cycle at pace and to then be able to run well after the cycle is the goal of all triathletes. The cycling stage can make or break a great triathlon time. Cycle too fast and the run performance will definitely suffer. It’s a fine balance.
The cycle section of a triathlon is also, in terms of time, the longest part of a race so it’s important to build up and maintain bike fitness whatever the intended triathlon distance.
Visit our cycle training pages for more info and for the lead cyclist rota.
All members are responsible for their own health and safety at all times and dangerous conduct will not be tolerated. All riders participate at their own risk and must always ride in accordance with the Highway Code.