Cycle Lab Active Academy
If you’ve been thinking about taking up road cycling but you’re feeling intimidated and you don’t know where to start, we have the answer – The Cycle Lab Active Academy.
WHAT IS THE CYCLE LAB ACTIVE ACADEMY?
- Cycle Lab Academy is a division of Cycle Lab Active.
- It is therefore a product created for Cycle Lab Active members.
- Visitors are welcome by appointment.
- The Academy was created specifically for beginner road cyclists.
- It’s a fun, friendly, non-intimidating environment to help you get started.
- You will make friends with like-minded people, in our safe, fun filled riding community.
- Our team of dedicated group leaders are ready to show you the ropes
Our Aim is:
- To grow your confidence
- Teach you important bike handling skills especially how to use your gears
- Assist you in learning and practicing how to ride in a bunch
- The importance of group etiquette
- Arm you with basic maintenance and essential mechanical skills
- Ensure your bike is set-up correctly to make your ride comfortable and enjoyable
- Wearing the appropriate gear from head to toe and dressing for various weather conditions
- Improve your fitness, strength, and overall well-being.
- Offer regular Tech Talks and Workshops covering maintenance, nutrition and goal setting
- Understanding and following a 6 or 12 week Training Plan for a 60-100km Race
What a typical Cycle Lab Active Academy group ride offers:
Saturdays: Flats and Rollings Hills
- Weekly WhatsApp Tips and Info Modules
- Pre-Ride briefing pertaining to that week’s module
- On the bike tutorials
- Four route options: 23km, 35km, 51km, and 67km
- Average speed of 20-22km/h
- Toyota Cycle Lab Active Support Vehicles
- Up to 4 dedicated, committed, and knowledgeable group leaders to guide and assist
Tuesdays: Endurance Rides
- Route variations of the Saturday routes, focussing on slow steady climbs and endurance
- Smaller group for more individual teaching
What do you need to join a Cycle Lab Active Academy group ride?
- A road bike in good working order
- Be able to ride a bike for a minimum of 23km.