The coaching will come from us, the training has to come from you. We are looking forward to see your participation on our Strava club: La Ridley. Find all the info you need over here!
We are all members of a women's community in which cycling takes a (big) part of our lives. We breathe it, we dream about it, we live it. It's a lifestyle; cycling life. As cyclists the comfortzone isn't a place that makes us happy. Happiness comes from going faster, longer, harder. Crossing borders that are new to us.
This is exactly why La Ridley wants to challenge you to #BeTOUGH. During the month of September, we want to see as many women as possible, and from all over the world, do a ride of 100k on 1 day. You choose the date, the location, time and tempo. But La Ridley will help you reaching that goal with tips, tricks and weekly training schedules composed by the '185 Coaching center'.
Who dares to #BeTOUGH?
Register now at Strava/LaRidley/LaRide and get ready!
La Ride des Belles Filles was all about climbing at least 985m. I did 1593 – and here’s how it was. Luckily I was on Tenerife during the period of La Ride so I could do it on my most favorite streets. We started in a place called Chio to ride up to the Teide National […]
On September 9, a group of brave ladies set out to conquer La Ride in Copenhagen. Those familiar with Denmark’s geography will know that the country is completely flat and offers no real climbs, whatsoever. So to make the ride challenging and interesting, we included local challenges, such as gravel and back roads. We have limited tarmac roads […]
Short and steep. Long and persistent. Climbs come in all shapes and sizes and I embrace and enjoy them all. Each type offers its own kind of surprises and challenges. Some climbs might be short but so steep they make you wonder what is the steepest rules of gravity allow to climb. Well, obviously, you […]
If you followed the previous training plans meticulously, you should be totally ready to conquer 985 altimeters and probably even more! I did La Ride! Did you already finished La Ride or planned to do it this week? Than follow the steps below: -Join the La Ridley community on Strava -Upload your ride on Strava […]
Congratulations you rode La Ride des Belles Filles ! Awesome! Do you want to receive a virtual discount goodie bag filled with coupons such as Tacx, Ridley, Stolen Goat and GripGrab? Please fill this and form, hit ‘Send’ and on October 8 you will receive your discount goodie bag!
You probably noticed that the longer we go on with the training plan,the more specific the training sessions become. Exciting isn’t it!! Climbers legs in full progress! As you all know, climbing with less weight is easier. That’s exactly why you can see the climber types in the peloton most often are the smaller, skinnier […]
Holy Doly! For almost a month you are training for La Ride Des Belles Filles and the goal of conquering almost a 1000 altimeters, is coming closer. In the coming days we will post blogs with tips for better climbing. So keep posted if you want to learn more about how to become a climbing […]
We arrived in week 3 of the training program for La Ride Des Belles Filles and we hope the training sessions are going smoothly. Of course that’s what happens in a perfect world. For sure there had been a day that you didn’t feel fit enough or other problems arose. For that reason, don’t hesitate […]
Another week, another training schedule. We hope the first week was fun. Did you feel the legs burn already? Yes? Well, that’s a good sign! It means you used your muscles and you’re getting stronger. Don’t forget to drink and eat enough during and after training. This will not only make you train more efficiently […]
Let’s start training! Experienced riders Since this is the second edition of La Ride, we assume that we can now divide our participants into 2 groups. We hope that the ladies who finished last years’ training program and La Ride, got hooked to their bikes and continued cycling on a regular base. The experienced riders. […]
Remember how we organised ‘La Ride’ last year? Well, the 2018 edition will be slightly different. The title of this blog reveals it already a tiny bit. Does it ring a bell? La Ride des Belles Filles will be an even bigger challenge and hopefully your new cycling goal. Train for La Ride, a word […]
La Ridley retreat Over the weekend of September 15-17, a group of six women joined me for a weekend retreat in Warburton, Victoria. You can read all about it here: http://www.laridley.com/uncategorized/inaugural-la-ridley-retreat-exploring-yarra-valley/ Interview Over the weekend, I asked each of the riders to answer three questions. Every person is unique. They each have their own […]
Did you join in the fun this past September and challenge your friends to La Ride 100? Well, I did, and as a result I had a wonderful group of old and new faces join me for a lap around the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland. This September, La Ridley encouraged women across the […]
The retreat I had the idea of holding a retreat for a weekend, which would encompass a day for ‘La Ride’. After a few different ideas, I eventually came up with a date and location and advertised the ride on Facebook through a few channels. When it came time to commit, we had a group […]
We arrived in the month September which means you should be ready to finish off the 1ookm of La Ride. At least the women who started preparing at the same time as the training schedules were posted. For all the ladies who plan to do their La Ride later in the month, underneath you can […]
As La Ride is coming very close now, it is time for the finishing touch! That means that we put some serious training volume in this week’s schedule. It will only make riding 100k’s so much easier and more fun. So keep the discipline going! Together with long training rides, saddle sores often come along. […]
It is September , which means time for “La Ride 100” . Have you planned a ride yet? Trained up for it? Thought about how you’re going to tackle it? If not, no worries, I have some tips so you can still organise and conquer your own “La Ride”. Tip one : Ride buddies – […]
Changing your breathing can improve you performance When you’re doing some high intensity training sessions, very often you get so much carried away by the lactic acid in the legs that you neglect your breathing. Even worse, you start taking shallow breaths from your chest rather than filling your belly with air. This behaviour limits the […]
ONE.HUNDRED.KILOMETRES That first triple digit ride. It’s a milestone many of us cyclists or triathletes earmark when we begin and so many remember their first vividly. I would be lying if I said I can recall my first hundred. I know that I would’ve been fourteen, it would have been in country Tasmania and I’m […]
It is time to get serious now. You have arrived in the next training phase which means that preparations will get more specific. We will focus much more on the details now. Exciting! because this means the targeted goal is coming closer. Be prepared Especially before the specific training sessions (training 1 and 2), it […]
Lucky you! This week we spoil you with an easier training schedule. We just finished a training block. You probably felt that your body was getting a bit tired. So this is the perfect time for a break! Training effect Don’t be worried, you won’t lose any shape by training a little less intensive for […]
We arrived at week 4 and hopefully training is going well. Next week we will start a new training block. For this week the training sessions will again get just that bit longer. It isn’t always easy to keep every training session interesting. Sometimes you will bust yourself watching your chrono twice during the same […]
The Tour de France just finished so you have less time to spend behind the television and more time to spend on your bike. The training sessions will not get more difficult, just a little bit longer. With 3 training sessions a week, you must start to feel better and better on your bike. Your […]
Your first training week is past and it probably took you some time to figure everything out. That is perfectly normal. Cycling might seem easy but if you want to do it with the right built up and good technique it asks for some discipline. That is what training is all about! The right portion of […]
It’s time to get active! Your first training schedule is waiting for you. But first some simple info we like you to know. Heart rate monitor It is a must to train with a heart rate monitor. You have to know what you are doing while training to prevent you from training too hard or […]
We are all members of a women’s community in which cycling takes a (big) part of our lives. We breathe it, we dream about it, we live it. Life is (like) a bike ride. Cycling is a lifestyle. As cyclists the comfortzone isn’t a place that makes us happy. Happiness comes from going faster, longer, […]