This weekend, Jim, the newest member of the Athlete Service team, organised a rideout and seminar requested by locals Thames Valley Tri. The event covered the whats, whys and hows of the Haute Route stage race, and the use of power meters for training and racing.

Despite a cold and murky morning, we had a great turnout of around 20 TVT club members and a handful of extra guests.

After a swift yet sociable spin around 60km of the tranquil lanes and testing hills of the chilterns, the bunch descended on the shop for coffees and cakes to restore legs and minds.



Jim then used our presentation and event space to give a presentation covering the key things to know about Haute Route, the series of fearsome stage races across the European and American mountains. He then moved on to cover how a power meter can revolutionise and focus your training and racing, touching on their use for triathlon, time trialling, and stages races such as the Haute Route.

A lively Q&A followed, with Jim fielding a range of questions from the attendees.

The event was a great success and we plan to make these regular occurrences in the shop. If you have a club, workplace or organisation that would like an event running for them, Jim will take care of it for you. The topics that he can address cover all aspects of cycling and sports nutrition, so please contact us to get something organised!