Now is a good time to plan your training! To help, Mark has arranged a lecture entitled


Preparing for Etape Success

by Dr Auriel Forrester


Saturday 8th December at 2:30pm


The focus of this will be on how to optimize your training program to ensure success in the Etape.

About the Speaker

Dr Auriel Forrester is one of the UK's top cycling coaches

Her cycling successes include: Four times world masters record holder over the 2km pursuit and current world veteran women's hour record holder. She has also represented GB in stages races in the
UK and Europe, and has attained a whole batch of cycling medals at all distances for 10mile to 100miles.
Auriel was Head of Sports Science at
Luton University and has a PhD in Sport Science and has carried extensive research in training techniques to optimize effectiveness of training especially in the area of how to get the greatest improvement in performance for the minimum investment in time! She is now with

In the 2007 Etape de Tour all the 12 or riders that Auriel was coaching who started the event finished within the time limit - the quickest being a shade over 8 hours! 

- A structured training program from December to July.
- How to balance training with work/family commitments.
- Use of Heart rate and / or Power measurements
- Peaking and Tapering for the event.
- Fuelling for success

The talk will be illustrated with real-life examples and is expected to last for two hours in total. Time will also be set aside for individual questions.

Although Auriel will charge £30 per head, those booking for the Etape through will receive a £10 discount. Minimum number: 8 people. Free refreshments will be provided.


The talk will take place in a riverside location between Windsor and Maidenhead.



For final details, and to book, please contact