The eight week cyclo-cross plan is suitable for riders who want to develop fitness specifically for cyclo-cross and have been cycling consistently through the summer. The minimum requirements are that you have ideally completed the 25-week beginners' training plan, recently completed a 60-mile (100 km) ride or most weeks ride three times, including a ride of two hours or more.
It is also suitable for more experienced riders, who may have followed our intermediate/advanced plans and our modular plan through the summer, or regularly ride longer sportives or race. With training intensity prescribed using heart rate or power, every session is effectively tailored to your own fitness level. There are also optional bonus sessions suggested each week which gives you the scope to increase your training volume if you want to.