United Energy Around the Bay
Get ready for your ride!
We know the right training is key to smashing your goals on the bike. We’re stoked to have Kate Perry from FTP Training developing brand new training plans to do just that – whether you’re just starting out on the bike or are looking to up your cycling game.
Whether you’re aiming for the 20km or 300km, these tailored 16-week training plans are designed to help get you to the start line feeling fit, fresh and ready to ride.
In this video, KP runs you through the basics of the training plans such as what’s included, how to track your progress as well as general training tips for the next few months.
Choose your goal distance for October and download a plan below. Training starts Monday 14 June 2021!
Before you start riding… while ticking off the suggested weekly hours will help you reach your full potential on the bike, they are by no means a prerequisite to achieve your goal distance on event day.
We understand that life gets busy, the plans are super flexible so you can choose the sessions each week to suit your lifestyle and commitments. As long as you’re turning the legs over on the bike regularly, it’s amazing what you will be able to achieve!
Meet the coach – Kate Perry
Kate raced with Specialized Women’s Racing for five years, competing in the National Road Series. Kate has claimed 2 x podium finishers in the National Individual Time Trial Championships and is the current Oceania Individual Time Trial Champion (2019).
Other successes include a win at the Tour of Bright, Podium finishes in the Grafton to Inverell and Mersey Valley Tour (Women’s Tour of Tasmania). Not to mention 1 x Classic and numerous 200km hit-outs at Around the Bay.
Off the bike, Kate is an Associate lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at La Trobe University, teaching in the areas of sport coaching, exercise physiology and exercise programming. She’s also an Associate coach with FTP Training – coaching a wide array of cyclists, from entry level athletes, to National level NRS athletes. The two go hand in hand, teachers are coaches and coaches are teachers. She loves saturating herself in all aspects of bike riding, and is fortunate enough to be able to combine a professional knowledge with the sport that she lives and breathes.
Ride with us
We schedule a range of training rides in the lead up to October that cater to bike riders of all levels.
Whether it’s your first time riding in a bunch or you need to dust off the cobwebs after a few months off the bike, there’s plenty of opportunities to get you ready for the big day with a group of like-minded riders.
Join the Bicycle Network strava club to be the first to hear when new rides are announced.
Get PREPD for United Energy Around the Bay. “The boulie” is a great route for getting some easy km’s in the legs. The rolling hills make it perfect for anyone who is looking to tackle the 50km or 100km rides in October and want to prepare for the West Gate Bridge climb. As always, post-ride coffee will follow 🙂
Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats, water, nutrition and sunscreen. If you are unable to complete the training ride please have Plan B (friend or family member to come and collect you).
Please note, this is a free ride but registration is essential to ensure ride leaders are aware of expected numbers.Register now
*Before registering for a training ride, please ensure you read and adhere to our training ride terms and conditions
Are you covered when you ride?
Our social rides are open to anyone in the bike riding community. We encourage any new riders to join as a Bicycle Network member to ensure they are covered with bike riding insurance while also helping us improve bike riding conditions for everyone.
Blog – get ready to ride!
It’s important for children to develop an active lifestyle and healthy habits. An outing on the bike is the perfect way to get a taste of fun and exercise with the whole family.
Don’t stop there! – here are more helpful tips and resources
Join the club
Bicycle Network’s Strava club has a whole host of like-minded athletes and regular training rides. Join the club and stay tuned for local training rides in the lead up to events near you.Go to strava
Winners Sports Nutrition
Nutrition for training and ride day
Winners Sports Nutrition are proud to be the Official Energy Bar & Gel of United Energy Around The Bay 2021. Winners energy products have been developed specifically for cyclists and are used and recommended by cycling champion Cadel Evans.
Winners have created a special United Energy Around the Bay Energy Bar Pack containing a selection of great tasting energy products, perfect for riders looking to ensure they are well fuelled during training and the ride.
10% discount offer
Winners are offering a 10% discount from winnersbars.com for all riders participating in United Energy Around The Bay 2021.
Use coupon code: ATB2021
FulGaz – 30 day free trial!
We’ve teamed up with Melbourne based indoor training app, FulGaz, to bring you a selection of local training rides and help you get ready for the United Energy Around Bay. They’ve curated a selection of routes including Beach Road, Sorrento, Arthur’s Seat and more!
FulGaz features over 2,000 hours of hand picked 4K content featuring many of the best places you’ll ever ride. You can also organise private group rides and training sessions for you and your friends on any route – you’re in control.
Enjoy realistic and stunning virtual rides anytime on Mac, iOS (iPhone and iPad), Apple TV, Android and Windows devices. Use the promo code 21UATBVIP to access a free 30-day trial on FulGaz (no credit card needed!)download now