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RIDE with Coach Parry
34 minutes | Jul 16, 2019
Racing on feel - Jameel Haffejee's one on one coaching call
On today's episode of RIDE with Coach Parry, Coach Devlin and I catch up with fellow South African Jameel Haffejee to answer all of his questions. We chat about Jameel's cycling background, how he got into the sport, and how long he's been cycling for. Devlin advises Jameel on how to achieve his goals, how to approach training for his upcoming race, as well as how to plan his race day strategy and pacing. Read more
32 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Transitioning from running to cycling and mountain biking - Ralph Schubach's one on one coaching call
We're back with an episode of RIDE with Coach Parry after having a little hiatus and we've changed up the format of these podcasts so stay tuned! Today we're heading to New Zealand to welcome Ralph Schubach onto the podcast to chat with our resident cycling coach Devlin Eyden. We discuss Ralph's cycling background, what he's training for and how we can help him. Read more
5 minutes | Feb 12, 2019
Are you racing too much?
We are often spoiled for choice with races in South Africa, but how much racing is too much? Devlin gives some great insight and advice on how to structure your races into your training plan. If you're looking for some guidance with your training, check out the CoachParry Online Training Club, where you can access over 60 of our training programs as well as to Devlin and all our other coaches as well in our member's only forum. Read More
6 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
Should I be preparing now for a multi-day stage race in 8 months time?
Today on RIDE with CoachParry, we answer a great question from one of members in the CoachParry Online Training Club who has a stage race in 8 months time (Cape Pioneer). She wanted to know what she should be doing now in order to be fully fit and ready for the start line in 8 months time. Devlin gives some info on what would be ideal for training now and how to stay motivated for the next 8 months, so that you're ready to smash your next PB in 8 months time! If you're looking for some cycling coaching for your next race, be sure to check out the CoachParry Online Training Club, where you get access to all our cycling programs as well as all our coaches on a members only forum. Read More
6 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
What's the best way to start training again after falling off the festive-season-wagon
Did your training fall by the wayside over the festive season? Devlin and Brad discuss the best way for you to get back into training, where to pick up on your training program and how best to find the motivation to get back on the wagon. If you're looking for some guidance with your cycling training, have a look at the CoachParry Online Training Platform. Here you get access to our entire library of programs as well as members only access to chat to all our coaches on the forums. CLICK HERE for more information Read More
7 minutes | Dec 11, 2018
Cycling over the holidays - too little or too much?
Is the holiday season a good time to pick up the volume of training? Or should it be meant as a time for rejuvenation and rest? On today's episode of RIDE with CoachParry, Devlin gives us what is ideal for your holiday training schedule. Read More
8 minutes | Dec 4, 2018
What should you look for in a cycling coach?
When you're looking for a cycling coach, do you know what to look for to get the best coach to suit you? Qualifications? Experience? Status? Devlin and Brad discuss things to look out for or to investigate when choosing the right coach for you. Read More
10 minutes | Nov 27, 2018
Everything you need to know about FTP (Functional Threshold Power) testing
FTP or Functional Threshold Power is quite the buzz word, especially around most cycling circles. But what does it mean? What is the use of doing a FTP test? When is the best time to do the test? Will it be specific to my event as a cyclist or triathlete? Coach Devlin gives all these answers and how the results are best utilized in today's episode of RIDE with CoachParry Read More
7 minutes | Nov 20, 2018
What is the point of an LSD (long-slow-distance) ride?
Today's question on RIDE with CoachParry comes from one of our members in the CoachParry Training Platform - asking what is the purpose of doing LSD (long, slow, distance) ride? Coach Devlin gives insights into why these types of sessions are so important and why we should not be skipping them. Devlin and Brad chat about what is the right intensity to do these rides at and why it is so easy to slip out of the right intensity. Read More
6 minutes | Nov 13, 2018
All you need to know about the 2018 Telkom 947 route change
The 2018 Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge has switched the route around this year. Our cycling coach Devlin and Brad discuss the changes to the route and what you can expect on race day and how to change up your pacing on the day. Coach Devlin also offers some race week tips leading up to the big day. Read More
7 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
Supplements on the bike - What do I need?
What nutrition should we be taking in on the bike? On today's episode of RIDE with CoachParry, Coach Devlin gives us the low-down on supplements and what we should be taking in while on the road and if you're training indoors Read More
6 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
Are 3 group rides a week sufficient to train for a multi-day stage race?
Today's question on RIDE with CoachParry comes from our athletes in our member's forum - When training for a multi-day stage race; are the three clubs rides per week sufficient to get you prepared for these types of events? Coach Devlin and Brad discuss whether these are enough or if cyclists should be doing something different in their programs to maximise their preparations. Coach Devlin explains the benefit of structuring your programs to suit your race. Read More
6 minutes | Oct 23, 2018
How to deal with numbness & pain while cycling...
Today on RIDE with Coach Parry, coach Devlin Eyden and Brad Brown talk about dealing with numbness and shoulder & back pain that comes with riding a bike... Join Coach Parry
15 minutes | Aug 7, 2017
How to structure your Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge Training
What is the key to riding your best or fastest Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge? As race day approaches, our cycling coach, Devlin Eyden, reveals 4 things you can do between now and Cycle Challenge Sunday that will take 30 minutes off your time. Read More · Get your FREE Telkom 947 Training Program now
17 minutes | Jul 24, 2017
The do's and don'ts to staying safe during the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge
On this edition of RIDE, coach Devlin Eyden and Brad Brown talk about some of the things you can do (and avoid) to ensure that you have a safe, incident free Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge. Read More · Get your free Telkom 947 training program
14 minutes | Jul 17, 2017
The Beginners Guide to the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge
How tough is the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge? What goes into training for it? Can I do it? The short answer is yes, you can! Our Cycling Coach Devlin Eyden caught up with Brad Brown to chat about some practical things the absolute novice can do between now and Cycle Challenge Sunday to ensure that you not only get to the start line, but also finish the race. Grab your training program here · Read More
23 minutes | Jun 26, 2017
How to take 30 minutes off your 947 Cycle Challenge time
What is the key to riding a faster 947 Cycle Challenge Sunday? As race day approaches, our cycling coach, Devlin Eyden, reveals 4 things you can do between now and Cycle Challenge Sunday that will take 3o minutes off your time. Training Programs · Read More
6 minutes | Sep 22, 2016
The best way to go about getting your child onto a pedal bike
On this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Cycling podcast we look at where you would start if you need to get your child from a stability bike onto a pedal bike. We get some valuable advice from our cycling expert Devlin Eyden, who chats about the size of the bike you choose for them. He shares with us the huge benefits starting them on the bike as soon as possible, to get their balance right, it gets their hand/eye coordination right, gets them concentrating on pedaling which are all benefiting your child. Read More · Training Programs
5 minutes | Sep 20, 2016
Do your bike wheels make a difference to your cycle performance?
On this edition of the Ask Coach Parry Cycling podcast we ask our cycling coach Devlin Eyden about the differences in road wheels on your bike and find out if there is really a benefit in the performance you get from these more technically advanced wheels. If technology is your thing then this podcast is for you. Devlin talks us through cycling performance to cross winds and everything in between in terms of the road wheels we select for our bike. Read More · Training Programs
4 minutes | Sep 17, 2016
Be cautious of that coffee stop and what you take in with it
On this episode of the Ask Coach Parry Cycling podcast we catch up on all the latest when it comes to those coffee stops whilst out training. We ask our cycling coach Devlin Eyden what can be expected when consuming some of the treats on offer when we stop for that coffee drink and how it would potentially affect the training cycle. He tells us what is okay to go with and what we should be avoiding to allow us to complete that ride. Definitely something you should listen to if you are making the regular coffee stop on your bike training. Read More · Training Programs
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