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Bikepacking Level 1 (12 week plan)


John Hampshire

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12 Weeks

Plan Description

Bike packing event (12-week plan)

This plan is designed to help you develop the fitness to complete a multi-day bike packing event. This plan is less strenuous than our level 2 plan but still requires you to have been cycling regularly and/or have a strong cycling background before starting out. The plan can be used for either road, gravel or mountain bike events. If you are unsure of whether the plan is for you then get in touch and we will help you decide.

As a guide: before starting this plan you should have a good background in cycling and have completed a minimum of several one day rides further than 120km (75 miles) on road or gravel tracks and/or 60km (40 miles) rides on mountain bike terrain.

The plan is based on a gradual increase in volume and intensity that builds with your fitness. Higher intensity sessions are planned during weekdays, to make effective use of the often limited available training time during the working week. Weekends are used to build endurance and volume as well as practice riding and logistical skills.

By purchasing the plan you will also become a member of our Endurance Group, which entitles you to many resources including discussion forums where you can ask any questions you may have of our coaching team. The resource means you will be supported throughout your journey to your goal. Membership of the group continues beyond completion of the plan and also provides many discounts and associated benefits, such as discounts on one to one consultations.

In particular, you will be entitled to 60% discount on a one to one session with one of our coaches during the first two weeks of your plan, something we hope you will take advantage of to really get your training off to a great start.

You can find more details of our Endurance Group on our website or if you have any questions, get in touch by email to

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
10:15 hrs 12:00 hrs
Day Off x3
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
10:15 hrs 12:00 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

John Hampshire

John Hampshire Coaching

A professional endurance coach since 2009, John Hampshire has worked with cyclists and runners from all over the world to help them achieve their goals.

John specialises in helping his athletes enjoy the trails and mountains, where his passion and love of the outdoors comes through.

Whether you are a beginner or an elite competitor looking for a big win, John can help you reach your potential and be your best.

John offers personal coaching to individuals as well as teams and groups.

  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
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  • 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.

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This plan is protected by our Refund Policy and may, with the author's approval, be exchanged for a plan of equal value from the same author.

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