Thursday, 28 January 2010

TCR Sports Injury Clinic 13/14 Feb 2010

Physio4Life, TCR Sports injury clinic will be providing the following services which you will need to book on the day. Appointments are available from 9am to 5pm. Bookings can be made at their stand in the main foyer on arrival. All services below are free except the Pilates class which is £3.00 per person.

Our specialist consultants will give you free advice and treatment
on any injuries you may wish to discuss.

Our experienced international sport massage therapists will be available
to provide a free massage. Please book your appointment on the day.

We will have 45min Pilates classes on Saturday at 10.30am,
11.30am and 12.30pm which you are welcome to join
whether you are beginner or advanced level of Pilates
The cost for the class is £3.00. Please call to book your
place on 020 8704 5998.

Mark Saunders, Clinical Director of Physio4Life will be
providing high quality service with video and
foot analysis. This will be useful for you if you are
planning to purchase orthotics or running shoes, you are experiencing
any running injuries or you wish to improve your performance.

For more information click on

Seminar talks in TCR Seminar Area (times to be con rmed)
Mark Saunders, Specialist Sports Physiotherapist will be talking
about “The Role of Orthotics and Core on Performance and Injury in Runners.”
Ben Wilde, Specialist Sports Physiotherapist will be talking: “Self Management
on Triathlon Injuries.” Come and get the top 10 tips on how to
prevent or treat sports injuries.

Physio4Life have teamed up with local triathlon coach Pat Leahy. You
will be able to book an appointment with Pat and discuss any
issues you might have regarding triathlon training, tness or

For more information regarding Pat please visit his website

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Anthony Maynard Sportive 2010 - Entries now Open

Following the huge success of the inaugural event, entries are now open for the second Anthony Maynard Sportive, promoted by Reading Cycling Club, on Sunday July 18th 2010.

“Really fantastic”... “Lovely atmosphere really well organised”... “Great route”... “Loved the course”... “Surprisingly hilly”... “Great, really enjoyed it”... “Very well organised, very friendly, very well signed”... “The food was superb”... “More than just a sportive”... “Great camaraderie”... “Can’t wait until 2010”... are just some of the comments from participants in the 2009 event.

In addition to being very well received by the riders, the 2009 Anthony Maynard Sportive raised over £6000 to support the event charities.

“We want the 2010 Anthony Maynard Sportive to be even better.” said Event Director, John Hollands. “It will continue to be a great tribute to Anthony and his love of cycling. We will have the same challenging courses as last year, 110km and 195km of fast rolling Berkshire & Wiltshire Downs riding at its best. For 2010, we have enhanced the facilities at the Theale Green HQ to include improved parking and more space for riders to use pre and post event.” He continued, “Given the fantastic feedback from the 2009 event, we’re expecting a sell-out this year and with rider numbers being limited to 500 you will need to enter now to guarantee your place.”

The event is being held to honour Reading Cycling Club’s Anthony Maynard who, aged 25, tragically lost his life in July 2008 when struck by a vehicle whilst cycling in an evening club ride. Organised by his club mates, the Anthony Maynard Sportive is run on a not for profit basis with proceeds being distributed to charities that reflect Anthony’s interests.

Further details and online entry can be found at

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Stand and Ride with Haiti - 90 Minute Charity Strength Ride with Jill


Come along to the studio and ride for Charity as Jill help's raise money for Partners in Health.

Rides will not be taken off your credits but rather a donation to the charity is the entry fee (recommended ride donation of £15). So please bring cash with you and hand it to Jill who will be collecting the donations.

ALL proceeds however large or small will be donated to Partners in Health and their operations in Haiti - Jill is giving her time for free so please come along and support the drive.

PIH has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years. Partners In Health (PIH) works to bring modern medical care to poor communities in nine countries around the world. The work of PIH has three goals:

1. to care for patients,
2. to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and 3. to share lessons learned around the world.

Based in Boston, PIH employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, including doctors, nurses and community health workers. The vast majority of PIH staff are local nationals based in the communities they serve.

All you need to do is turn up and ride!

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Pro Vo2 training camp - Gran Canaria 7th April 2010

If the above interests you then keep reading....

Numero uno of this years Training Camps is ready to book!!!!!
Please look at the information page here

Then call Sports Tours International (STI) to book your place on what i know is going to be a truly aaaaaaaaaawesome camp ... so much lined up for it, where you will learn loads about how to train and race your distances.

We will do something specific everyday and spend a good portion of time helping you practise your fuelling (nutrition) and correct pacing.

You can book your place by placing a deposit of £100 at the moment!!! ... and then full payment is needed 8weeks out, so in about another month. Seriously ... if you want to do this camp, you need to book as it is open to the public and sports tours will be selling it on their sites too.

As mentioned on the FaceBook message i sent out on Sunday, we already have about 15+ who are defs... and we will need to cap it between 30-40max people

Remember there is an option for partners who wont be training which works out about £150 cheaper and if bring kids, then under 12s go for free and eat for free.

Maximuscle will be sponsoring the camp with its endurance line, so there will be no excuses for smashing it up those Gran Canarian Hills!!!!

If you are going to take the option which includes you having a 2010 cannondale bike out there instead of lugging your bike out, then you just need to a) email me your height / normal frame size and b) preference on a road or TT bike (there are about 6+ slice TT bikes there, then the rest are road, which you can always bring your tri bars out with you)

OK. Dont Mess about, from chatting to you all, you all want to go, so get on and at least secure your place by putting the deposit down... just ring sports tours on 0161 703 8161 (cycling / triathlon department - option 2)

Pat Leahy
Head Coach - Team ProVo2

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Find out more about the Suunto System with Pedal Studio

When: Thursday 4th of February 2010
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Telegraph Road, Putney Heath, LONDON, SW15 3TU

Topics covered:
Heart Rate training

The 'zones'

Lactate threshhold limits

VO2 max testing - what is this

Suunto training feedback - understand your feedback

What is over reaching ?

Suunto Training Effect - explained

Your questions answered by the Suunto experts

No Cost ~ You are welcome to order food and drinks at the pub, it has great choices.

Please contact Andrew to confirm your place or visit him at the Pedal Studio –
Email - Andrew on or call +44(0)7774010390

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

ABSA Cape Epic™ – 2010 Route Presentation – London (U.K.)

When: Thursday 4th of February 2010
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Telegraph Road, Putney Heath, LONDON, SW15 3TU

Topics covered:
–Official route DVD to be screened on the big screen at the Telegraph.
–Nutrition – It is tough in the sun
–What to pack (we will supply you with a comprehensive list)
–The Race and Camp life ~ what to expect
–Bike Mechanics and what to prepare for.
–Final training rides arranged for Affan Park in Wales for February training.
–Your questions answered.

No Cost ~ You are welcome to order food and drinks at the pub, it has great choices.

Please contact Andrew to confirm your place or visit him at the Pedal Studio –
Email - Andrew on or call +44(0)7774010390

Monday, 11 January 2010 is a site dedicated to Londoners, who are looking to make more from their leisure time and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

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4 Week Challenge starts Monday

Fancy having a lean, toned body 4 weeks from now? We have the solution! Our Gravity bootcamp will get you working muscles you didn't even know existed to sculp and tone from tip to toe! We are also throwing in a diet plan to help you shed the post-crimbo pounds, and a free before and after body composition analysis (weight, body fat%, waist and hip measurements).

The price is £170 for 12 classes taken over a 4 week period.

Want to try before you buy? Register for one of our FREE classes this Saturday, times available: 9am - 4 places left, 10am - full, 11am - 2 places left, 12pm - 4 places left.
I've heard a rumour the link didn't work on my previous email so let's try again... click here to register!


Prices are as follows:

Peak classes:
Single class = £20
5 classes = £95
10 Classes = £180

Off-peak classes (8am-6pm)
Single class = £17
5 classes = £80
10 classes = £150

Current Timetable
We currently have classes scheduled for:
Mon - 6am
Tue - 1pm
Wed - 6am
Thu - 8pm
Fri - 7am, 1pm
Sat - 9:30am