This is a 12-week plan for the intermediate cyclist looking to move from just barely hanging on to the local bike shop ride to crushing the souls of their "competition". In a friendly way of course! Whether you're strugling to stay on with the B-group or trying to make the jump to the A-group, this plan is for you.
We'll break down your group ride into its parts and focus each week on the skills and abilities you need to not only keep up, but to push the pace.
You should be comfortable riding in a group and by yourself. You should be riding at least 3-4 times per week and capable of riding for 2 hours at a time.
Most weeks will have 3-4 rides (including of course your target group ride) with an optional 5th recovery ride on the weekend. Most weekdays will be 1-1.5 hours in length with (at most) 2 hours on the weekends. Of course you can always add more if you have the time.
The plan starts on a Monday and has the group ride on Sunday, but of course you can move days around as you see fit.