18 Week Training Plan

Training schedule to prepare you to cycle from London to Paris

Here are the details of a 18 week training plan which has been submitted by one of members of our London to Paris Bike Ride community:

Week 1 (Average speed of 6 mph)
Monday:
25 Minutes (Approximately 2.5 Miles)
Wednesday:
25 Minutes (Approximately 2.5 Miles)
Saturday:
1 Hour (Approximately 6 Miles)
Week 2 (Average speed of 6 mph)
Monday:
25 Minutes (Approximately 2.5 Miles)
Thursday:
25 Minutes (Approximately 2.5 Miles)
Saturday:
1 Hour 30 Minutes (Approximately 9 Miles)
Week 3 (Average speed of 8 mph)
Tuesday:
30 Minutes (Approximately 4 Miles)
Thursday:
30 Minutes (Approximately 4 Miles)
Saturday:
2 Hours (Approximately 16 Miles)
Week 4 (Average speed of 8 mph)
Monday:
40 Minutes (Approximately 4 Miles)
Wednesday:
40 Minutes (Approximately 4 Miles)
Friday:
40 Minutes (Approximately 4 Miles)
Saturday:
2 Hours (Approximately 16 Miles)
Week 5 (Average speed of 10 mph)
Monday:
40 Minutes (Approximately 6 Miles)
Wednesday:
40 Minutes (Approximately 6 Miles)
Friday:
40 Minutes (Approximately 6 Miles)
Saturday:
2 Hours (Approximately 19 Miles)
Week 6 (Average speed of 10 mph)
Tuesday:
15 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 30 Minutes)
Thursday:
15 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 30 Minutes)
Friday:
5 Miles (Approximately 30 Minutes)
Saturday:
30 Miles (Approximately 3 Hours 30 Minutes)
Week 7 (Average speed of 12 mph)
Tuesday:
10 Miles (Approximately 50 Minutes)
Thursday:
10 Miles (Approximately 50 Minutes)
Saturday:
20 Miles (Approximately 1 Hours 40 Minutes)
Week 8 (Average speed of 12 mph)
Tuesday:
10 Miles (Approximately 50 Minutes)
Thursday:
10 Miles (Approximately 50 Minutes)
Saturday:
25 Miles (Approximately 2 Hours 5 Minutes)
Week 9 (Average speed of 14 mph)
Monday:
8 Miles (Approximately 35 Minutes)
Tuesday:
10 Miles (Approximately 45 Minutes)
Thursday:
10 Miles (Approximately 45 Minutes)
Sunday:
40 Miles (Approximately 2 Hours 50 Minutes)
Week 10 (Average speed of 14 mph)
Monday:
10 Miles (Approximately 45 Minutes)
Tuesday:
20 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 25 Minutes)
Thursday:
20 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 25 Minutes)
Sunday:
55 Miles (Approximately 3 Hours 40 Minutes)
Week 11 (Average speed of 15 mph)
Monday:
10 Miles (Approximately 40 Minutes)
Tuesday:
15 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour)
Thursday:
15 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour)
Sunday:
45 Miles (Approximately 3 Hours)
Week 12 (Average speed of 15 mph)
Monday:
10 Miles (Approximately 40 Minutes)
Tuesday:
20 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 20 Minutes)
Thursday:
20 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 20 Minutes)
Sunday:
55 Miles (Approximately 3 Hours 40 Minutes)
Week 13 (Average speed of 15 mph)
Monday:
10 Miles (Approximately 40 Minutes)
Wednesday:
10 Miles (Approximately 40 Minutes)
Friday:
15 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour)
Sunday:
60 Miles (Approximately 4 Hours)
Week 14 (Average speed of 15 mph)
Tuesday:
10 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 20 Minutes)
Thursday:
15 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 20 Minutes)
Sunday:
60 Miles (Approximately 4 Hours)
Week 15 (Average speed of 16 mph)
Tuesday:
10 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 15 Minutes)
Thursday:
15 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 15 Minutes)
Sunday:
60 Miles (Approximately 3 Hours 45 Minutes)
Week 16 (Average speed of 16 mph)
Monday:
10 Miles (Approximately 40 Minutes)
Wednesday:
15 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour)
Saturday:
20 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 15 Minutes)
Sunday:
55 Miles (Approximately 3 Hours 30 Minutes)
Week 17 (Average speed of 16 mph)
Tuesday:
15 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour)
Thursday:
25 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 30 Minutes)
Saturday:
25 Miles (Approximately 1 Hours 30 Minutes)
Sunday:
70 Miles (Approximately 4 Hours 30 Minutes)
Week 18 (Average speed of 16 mph)
Tuesday:
25 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 30 Minutes)
Wednesday:
15 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour)
Thursday:
25 Miles (Approximately 1 Hour 30 Minutes)
Saturday:
25 Miles (Approximately 1 Hours 30 Minutes)
Sunday:
75 Miles (Approximately 4 Hours 40 Minutes)

On the week of your London to Paris ride – short 5-10 mile trips are a good idea with a rest day before the ride itself.

Week 19 – London to Paris Week (Average speed of 16 mph)

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