British Cycling has appointed TrainingPeaks as its new official Training Software Supplier. TrainingPeaks will provide GB Cycling Team athletes and coaches, as well as British Cycling members, with a software programme that plans and analyses training, nutrition and daily metrics.
TrainingPeaks, which is also a partner of Team Sky, will provide athletes and coaches with the tools needed to upload their workout data, which can then be analysed by sports directors, doctors, and dieticians to improve their customised training programmes. Club members will be able to use TrainingPeaks to enhance their riding through sharing favourite workouts and routes and providing the motivation needed to help them achieve their goals, whilst club coaches will also benefit through the ability to provide plans and schedule rides.
British Cycling’s Performance Director, Dave Brailsford said: “TrainingPeaks has everything you need in a data management system from detailed analysis reports to easy-to-use web and mobile logging options for the riders. The programme will help the GB Cycling Team coaches and riders better understand what type of training drives success.
“It will also be of huge benefit to British Cycling members who want to get the most out of their riding. Regardless of what you are training for – whether it’s early season racing or sportives – TrainingPeaks will help ensure you are maximising your performance on the bike.”
The premium athlete edition of the TrainingPeaks programme, enhanced with the VirtualCoach functionality, has graph charts and in-depth analytics that help formalise detailed training plans. For a one-year subscription, British Cycling’s Level 3 coaches can get a 50% discount at £75, with Gold Members and Level 2 coaches of British Cycling receiving 40% discount on the athlete premium programme. All other members and Level 1 coaches will receive a 20% discount. Further details on prices and discounts for coaches and cyclists are available here.
Dirk Friel, TrainingPeaks co-founder and Chief Evangelist, said, “TrainingPeaks is proud to be selected as the Official Training Software Supplier of British Cycling. Our experience with the GB Cycling Team will help us to test and develop new software features with the world's best athletes in order to help the athletes of all levels who use TrainingPeaks.”
Discount to TrainingPeaks is just one great benefit of British Cycling membership, including liability insurance and free legal advice; an exclusive weekly newsletter with hints and tips from the best in the business; priority access and discounted tickets to major UK cycling events; access to British Cycling Mapping – a new, bespoke mapping tool; discounts on cycling gear and magazines; and much more. For more information, visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership.
About British Cycling
As the national governing body for cycling, British Cycling is responsible for governing the development of the sport in England and is also the home to the GB Cycling Team which won 34 medals at the 2008 Beijing Games making it Britain's most successful Olympic and Paralympic sport. With London 2012 on the horizon, British Cycling has a once in a lifetime opportunity to inspire mass participation in the sport and together with BSkyB, its principal partner, aims to get one million more people cycling regularly by 2013. To facilitate this increase in participation, British Cycling manages a range of coaching qualifications and courses, from grassroots level to elite, and runs the Go-Ride development programme for young people to support their progress in the sport. It also underpins and co-ordinates the organisation of over 3,000 sporting and recreational cycling events every year. British Cycling has over 42,800 members who enjoy a range of benefits from retail discounts and special offers, to legal support and insurance. All membership revenue is invested back into the sport. The organisation also receives Lottery and Exchequer funding via UK Sport and Sport England. For more information, visit www.britishcycling.org.uk
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