A talk by Tim Williams, on 21 January, about power meters and training with and without them.
Tim is the Head Coach at the Cambridge Triathlon Club, and as Regional Head Coach for British Triathlon he organises and runs the Eastern Region Academy for talented youth and junior triathletes.
"The risk of a talk with 'power meters' and 'training with power' in the title, is that it might appear to be of little interest to anyone without access to one.
So this talk is definitely not just for those with a power meter – though I will explain how they work, why they have had such an impact and why some people think that they are wonderful.
They might be wonderful, but they don't add stiffness, and they don't reduce weight, drag or resistance. And they definitely don't generate any power or energy. In other words, they don't make you or your bike any faster.
The interesting thing about power meters is not so much that they measure power, but that they provide a huge amount of data. I believe their impact has been that, in order to use the data, people have developed new ways of looking at and understanding training.
And it's the training that makes the difference to your riding – whether you have a power meter or not!"
...and a few words from our Social Secretary: -
Tim is a full time cycling coach and we are privileged to have access to his knowledge and experiences.
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