Ask a coach: 'Is riding two times a week enough to get fit?'

If your time is limited, how much riding do you really need to do to get fit?

Male cyclist riding outside
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The more I do, the better I’ll get. 

True - but only to a certain extent. The relationship between hours spent training and your fitness increases isn't linear. The gains you reap become ever smaller and are harder won.

Alex Welburn
Alex Welburn

Performance cycling coach Alex Welburn is one of the experts who will be answering your questions in Cycling Weekly's Ask a Cycling Coach series, online every Wednesday. He's currently completing a PhD on Critical power and W' at Loughborough University whilst also managing the Performance Project, in which he coaches athletes and provides consultation.

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