Ask a coach: 'What’s the ideal heart rate range during a 100km / 60-mile ride?'

Are you looking to blast it just as fast as you can? Or is this part of an endurance focused build up? We explain what BPM range is best for helping you achieve your goals

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In this age of online training plans and workouts, do you ever find yourself with a burning question you’d like to directly ask a cycling coach? Well, now is your chance to ask away! In this series, we’ll be putting your questions to expert coaches – send them in at

What’s the ideal heart rate range during a 100km / 60-mile ride? The first thing to consider when answering this question is: What is the goal of the ride? Is it to complete the ride as quickly as possible? Or is it as part of an endurance build towards your first 100 mile ride or long sportive?

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James Spragg

Sports scientist and coach James Spragg is one of the experts who will be answering your questions in Cycling Weekly's ASK A CYCLING COACH series which comes out every Wednesday. Working both in research and applied settings, he currently runs Intercept Performance Consultancy

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