Get Involved Challenges Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 Thanks so much for visiting our page, but applications for The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 are now sadly closed for 2019. Keen cyclist and feel you’ve missed out? Why not register your interest in riding for us next year now? Team_Cherry_Trees_interested_for_2020.docx (Please email completed registration of interest forms fao: Hannah at [email protected]) Riding for Cherry Trees will see you supported along the way with fundraising, group training ride-outs and information to share with your friends and family about the very special and unique cause you could be raising money for. ***** We have our largest team ever this year – 19 of you!!! Adrian, Chris, Toby, Martyn, Giles, Louise, James, Gregg, Harry, Scott, Matt, Ollie, Chris, Ian, Jane, Simon, Tristan, Toby, Diana – you are our Cherry Active heroes riding for Team Cherry Trees 2019. In our pledge to support our cycle challenge team, we have created this page to help our 19 riders over the next 6 weeks with training in the lead up to Sunday 4th August. We’ve taken the leg-work (!) out of finding some useful training tips for you ( and for prospective 2020 riders) and hope these short and well delivered clips help your approach, focus, motivation and fitness. ROAD SAFETY AND RIDING WELL https://youtu.be/IemHK1Xa4z4 Training in pairs or a group? Well worth the 5 minutes to watch this for road safety and etiquette. GREAT LINKS FOR BEING IN THE SADDLE: CYCLING YOUR FIRST 100 MILES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTedBw7xlSs Perfect for first time Pru 100 riders. HOW TO TRAIN FOR ULTRA ENDURANCE CYCLING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2mEtxqjfak Talks about riding centuries, has some realistic tips including riding back to back and the mental preparation needed for performance. HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR V02 MAX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlbqkKFgBhw Don’t know what this is? It’s the science bit, which explains how you can increase your oxygen capacity, hang in there to hear 3 techniques you can easily build into your training 7 WAYS YOU’RE SLOWING YOURSELF DOWN WITHOUT REALISING https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Hl9RsSGj0 Loved this video – all about how to better approach some of the tougher sections on rides, such as tackling hills and how to better use your brakes by judging how hard and when to pull them 7 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR AVERAGE SPEED https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4pcX_GMmuM Slowly slowly, nice and surely – the value of pacing yourself, sweet spot training, eating when in the saddle and considering aerodynamics- that cycle jersey is tight for a reason! 3 WAYS TO BECOME A STRONGER CYCLIST https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl3_zQ5HDjQ Great little video- short and sharp on becoming stronger and ways to think about training HOW TO HANG TOUGH ON A HILL CLIMB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbXjN9fo3bg Training in a group, finding those hills leave you gasping? This is a really good clip explaining how the weather can impact on your climbs, how to mentally handle the suffering of climbs and how to avert the mind from the pain – distractions work! HOW TO STOP CRAMP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDw5-KFuZIA The importance of hydration, sodium and getting a real sweat on can all help mitigate that aching nagging feeling of cramp FOOD AND DRINK: HOW TO MAKE ENERGY GELS WORK FOR YOU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm13kCZm2ME HOW MUCH PROTEIN DO CYCLISTS NEED? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEBp5BpnGd8 Covers snacks, amino acids and is relevant for both veggies and carnivores. They talk you through what can be eaten in training – combining foods and putting meals together with different components to keep you strong! MUSIC – the power to push you on and find your rhythm for indoor cycling: Whether or not it’s Rage against the Machine, Eye of The Tiger of a blast of Whitney Houston’s power ballads that get you through intense exercise sessions, we’ve all got our ‘go-to’ musical motivators. Lots of you will likely be going to spin classes or maybe using the indoor bike in the gym more in preparation for your ride, so in keeping with music favoured by spin sessions, check out some of these belters – favouring harder dance, break-downs, bouncy crops and trance break downs sure to keep those pedals spinning ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHw7T2sjQlc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKzxdkAzQFo Booking for this event has now closed.