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PB a 12 Hour TT (Time Trial) in Just 20 Weeks (<700 TSS AV PW) + Receive $50 in Vouchers!


Pav Bryan - BikesEtc Magaiznes Cycling Guru

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20 Weeks

Plan Specs

cycling time trialing beginner intermediate masters power based hr based tss based

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Plan Description

This plan has been designed by Pav Bryan Performance Director at Spokes and BikesEtc Magazine’s Cycling Guru.

This plan is for you if you are targeting a 12 hour time trial (TT) this year, the 12 hour World TT Championships or a similar event and you are capable of training up to 700 TSS points per week. It has no more than 12:55 hours per week and can be completed with whatever measuring device you have available. It has a test style event in the final week, if you can find a similar event to enter you'd be at an advantage.

Once you have completed this plan you will be ready to start your taper into your main event. It would be advantageous for you to add some practise time trials during the final two phases. When/if doing so, please replace the most similar session during the week.

This plan presumes that you have been riding consistently for at least 4 weeks (ideally 8), if you haven't, you should check out our Preparation Phase plans before starting this.

This plan is totally compatible (upload-able/exportable) with all good platforms including Zwift, TrainerRoad, The Sufferfest and many more.

You can use any method to monitor your training, power, cadence, heart rate or rate of perceived exertion, although power is an advantage. You get key rides and further resources (links within the sessions on the calendar) to ensure you are capable across every aspect of cycling; nutrition, hydration, technique, tactics and of course performance.

All the sessions you will do come with comprehensive instructions, links to videos, blogs or downloads, plus they have the workout builder function; full power, heart rate and cadence targets (where applicable).

If you are using heart rate or RPE and would like a plan suited to this, please visit us at -> & we will gladly create one for you.

You also get access to the Spokes support groups.

You won’t find a training plan more comprehensive than this!


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
7:34 hrs 9:00 hrs
1:09 hrs 0:45 hrs
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
7:34 hrs 9:00 hrs
1:09 hrs 0:45 hrs
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Training Load By Week

Pav Bryan

Spokes -

BikesEtc Magazines Cycling Guru. Co-Founder and Performance Director at Spokes. Former Director and Head Coach at Direct Power Coaching and Nutritionally Fit. Team Manager at Direct Power Cycling Team. Pioneer of Truly Personal Coaching and Truly Personal Nutrition.

Responsible for a team of fifteen coaches, Pav is a well-respected coach within the cycling community. Pav is experienced in public speaking and has presented numerous times around the world.

Sample Day 1

Tabata - Speed Style - Short

The Goal Of This Session: is to increase your leg speed & increase your efficiency 

10 minute warm-up

Ok so it's very important that you focus on technique here not power, so low resistance please. Get to your peak cadence without bouncing for 20 sec then relax for 10 sec. Do this 8 times then take 4 minutes active recovery. 

Do this set three times in total but on after the final 8 intervals go straight into cool-down.

10 minute cool-down

Here's a guide on improving pedalling efficiency:

Sample Day 2

Spin Ups

The Goal Of This Session: is to increase your leg speed & increase your efficiency 

10 min warm-up. 

On a downhill slope or a light resistance on trainer start spinning your legs, increasing your cadence every min until you reach your max without bouncing on the bike. Then maintain for as long as possible, time how long you hold your max then aim to beat it on next attempt. 

Recover for 3 or more min then repeat as many times as you can. 

10 min cool-down.

Here's a guide on improving pedalling efficiency:

Sample Day 4

Activation Session Development

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop a day before routine (activation session).
Getting this right now will mean we know exactly how to prep your body the day before your key events so you are 100% at the start line the next day

Your coach will be happy to help with this but 
look to include your event warm-up & cool-down plus some high cadence low resistance efforts and about 5-10 minutes at race intensity

Make notes today & tomorrow on how it felt so we can come back to this and develop it over time

Focus on having everything ready for your upcoming event. Allow your mind to be filled with positive thoughts. Repeat mantras, power words or affirmations

Here's a guide we wrote on preparing for your "A" event:

Sample Day 5

FTP Test

The Goal Of This Session: is to set a benchmark or check progress against a previous score

20 min warm-up. 

20 minutes maximum sustainable power. Conduct test & note results. Compare it to your previous. Changes can mean you are fitter or fatigued. 95% of achieved in test is FTP.

20 min cool-down.

Something to help with preparing mentally for this test:

How did you do? Let us know via social media:

Sample Day 6

Easy Solo Ride - Tactical Focus

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop technique & tactics without putting too much stress on your body

Focus points:

Position - are you holding the position of your last bike fit? Are you keeping core stable & allowing transfer of power through legs?

Feeding & Hydration - do you know your event strategy off by heart, do you remember to do it?

Pacing - are you comfortable with your pacing plan, do you know the difference in feel better comfortable & going too hard or easy?

Technique - are you comfortable with all the required techniques for your event, is there anything you need to brush up on; riding no handed, eating & drinking on the bike, cornering, climbing, descending, anything?

Check out the Spokes Base Miles Guide for how to make the most of these low intensity rides:

Sample Day 6

Core Strength & Flexibility Workout (45 Min) (Pav Bryan's S&C Video)

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop core strength & flexibility, which will increase power output & comfort on the bike

We recommend that you follow the guidance of a qualified professional.

Check out Pav Bryan's video for ideas:

Sample Day 8

Strength Session - Set 1

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop muscular strength

20 minute warm-up

2x (5 min hard, big gear, will feel difficult but shouldn’t raise your heart rate or power above Zone 3, cadence must be around 50-60, then 5 min easy, spinning legs freely, RPE 1).

20 minute cool-down

Stay seated throughout

Check out Pav Bryan's Ultimate Recovery Guide, the most important part of training but very apt for strength training:

Plus, Pav Bryan's stretching & foam roller video:(

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