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GCN Training | Getting Started Plan


Global Cycling Network

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8 Weeks

Plan Description

Welcome to the GCN Getting Started Training Plan.

If you’re new to cycling, had some time off the bike or looking to complete your first training plan this is designed for you! You don’t need a power meter or any fancy equipment, just bring your legs, a HR monitor and a positive mindset. The plan is 8 weeks long and averages at around 3 hours on the bike each week, rising to 4 by the end of the plan. Typically this is broken down into 4 bike sessions as well as an additional cross training session. This could vary from a yoga session, a core workout or some strength and conditioning. By the end of this plan you should see significant improvements in (both) your cycling performance (and general understanding of structured training), with a view to possibly purchasing a power meter to help you improve even further

Not only will you have an amazing plan to complete, at the start of each week you’ll also be able to view an exclusive link to watch one of our GCN presenters guide you through your training coming up, supported with their real life experiences and tips. The plan is designed to start on a Monday, but of course can be adapted around your own schedule. In addition, you’ll be invited to an exclusive GCN Training Facebook group to share all your training related questions & tips with the GCN Community. These will be answered by cycling coaches and professionals.

Interested? Here’s Alex explaining the plan in more detail:

How it Works

Load Your Plan

Quickly view upcoming workouts in the TrainingPeaks app.

Workout and Analyze

Upload completed workouts from your favorite tracking app or device.

Track Your Progress

Get feedback, stay on top of your training and perform at your best.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
03:16:00 01:30:00
Day Off x2
—— ——
Other x1
00:12:00 00:15:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
03:16:00 01:30:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:12:00 00:15:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Global Cycling Network

Professional coaching from the Worlds Biggest Cycling Community, Global Cycling Network.

  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
  • Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
  • Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

Refund Policy

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