2020 CRQ Training

2020 Chain Reaction Training Portal

Upcoming Training

Please respond to your Teamer notification and confirm your attendance!

April 2020

Sunday April 5

Are you missing sessions?

All riders must attend at least 5 weekend rides.
Not only will it make the event more enjoyable it will be safer for everyone.

  • New riders disrupt the dynamics of the group
  • Every rider is responsible for keeping themselves and those around them safe
  • Coaches help you to ride safely in the group
  • Fixing problems during the event is too late

Current Training Goals

This month we are training THRESHOLD.

Your body should have adapted to riding regularly from our BASE training phase and we have steadily increased the training load through our STRENGTH training phase. Our coaching sessions continue to focus on specific climbing skills, descending skills and developing core strength. Our weekend training rides are closer to the distances that we’ll cover during the event and there will be more intensity in our weekday session.

At the end of this month is our Training weekend. See all details below.

It is important to ride regularly with increasing distances and more hills! Correct technique is important to prevent soreness or injury. Group riding skills are heavily tested when riders are more fatigued or someone new joins the group.

A 10 Year Celebration

Many riders rejoin the peloton for the milestone year and there are some new riders in 2020 too. Bikestyle Tours is coaching the Chain Reaction Queensland riders for a fifth consecutive year. Our mission is to prepare riders to be able to enjoy the 1000km, importantly to:

  • ride safely in a group
  • encourage camaraderie
  • improve physical being; health, energy, nutrition and core strength

Our training program brings riders together regularly and helps maintain their fundraising focus for the charity partners. We’re amazed by the individual fundraising efforts of all riders and how their own families support their contribution to an incredible foundation and its charities.

It’s our pleasure to be Chain Reaction Queensland coaches for another year.

2020 Ride Course

The 2020 ride follows the spectacular coastline of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, similar to the inaugural Queensland ride. While the scenery delights, the rough roads will challenge riders. The penultimate day presents the biggest climb of the journey, over Tomewin before entering Queensland. A few roads in the Great Dividing Range will also challenge riders throughout the week.

In Support of

charity partners aeiou, Ronald McDonald House SEQ, Traction

Don't leave your training too late!

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Countdown to our 2020 Queensland ride departs from Newcastle

Supported Training Rides

Our training rides are supported by Bikestyle Tours staff, and Adam Gill oversees the whole program. Attend training and you will develop your fitness. Most importantly, you will also improve the following.

  • ride safely in a group
  • ride efficiently
  • climb faster
  • descend safely
  • nutrition for training and the event
  • core strength

SOCIALS

#crqld
#supportingkidsinneed
#charitycycling
#whereweride
#bikestyletours
@AEIOUfoundation
@RMHCSEQ
@tractionbuilds

Training Weekend

450km 20th to 22nd March

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3

Friday 20th March

Ride from Brisbane to Gold Coast, maybe a few hills

Bags will be transported to the hotel

Stay at The Island Gold Coast hotel

Ride 1: 140km - 2000m Vert

Saturday 21st March

Ride from The Island Gold Coast hotel over the border and return

Stay at The Island Gold Coast hotel

Ride 2: 140km - 2100m Vert

Sunday 22nd March

Ride back to Brisbane

Bags will be transported to Brisbane

Curl up and sleep at home

Ride 3: 150km - 1700m Vert

Book your massage

post ride massage therapy

CRQld 2020 Training Camp Massage (Friday)

20/03/2020 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Register for your 30 minute massage on Friday afternoon. Please note there is a charity partner briefing from 5pm. Massages will be about 25 minutes duration, allowing for changeover between riders. Each rider receiving a massage is required to: wear swimmers and bring their hotel towel with them pay cash on the day Spots are […]

post ride massage therapy

CRQld 2020 Training Camp Massage (Saturday)

21/03/2020 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Register for your 30 minute massage on Saturday afternoon. Massages will be about 25 minutes duration, allowing for changeover between riders. Each rider receiving a massage is required to: wear swimmers and bring their hotel towel with them pay cash on the day Spots are very limited – First to reserve through this page!

Accommodation

There are special rates for our group at: The Island Gold Coast

Book your accommodation directly with the hotel so please don’t wait as you will miss out. There is a maximum of 20 rooms blocked for our group, and limited rooms available for the remaining for the hotel.

Booking Name: Bikestyle Chain Reaction
Check-in: Friday 20th March 2020
Check-out: Sunday 22nd March 2020
Special Rate: $170 per night bed and full buffet breakfast for up to 2 adults (children are an additional $12 each per night which includes their breakfast).

The phone number for reservations: +61 7 5538 8000 and quote Bikestyle Chain Reaction

Charity Briefing on Friday 20 March

Family stories from AEIOU, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Traction will be presented to give riders a real sense of where the funds from this year’s ride will go to provide support for kids and their families in Queensland.

Dinner on Saturday 21 March

We have an optional group dinner on the Skyline Terrace Rooftop bar and have organised a 2-course grazing menu for $55pp (drinks not included).

Pay cash on the night but RSVP (via Teamer) before 6th March 2020.

Support Crew

Volunteers will drive a support van and have a mechanic for the weekend (Team Captain’s will collect funds from CR riders to cover volunteers costs).

Core Strength

Pilates for Sports Official Logo

Pilates for Sport will donate $10 to the charity from your first months payment.

We believe in challenging the very notion of what being fit is, by looking beyond the performance of an athlete. The achievement of a strong and healthy body is the foundation we hope to provide for every person who joins us.

Pilates For Sports, with its emphasis on core strength and good form, enables you to train and perform consistently at a high level, with less fatigue and pain. Available online, with no need for equipment, the program can be done anywhere, anytime to fit in with your busy schedule. New goals can be set and PB’s achieved, as you push through the boundaries and reverse the curve.

To learn more about how Pilates For Sports can help you, please go to www.pilatesforsports.com

PHOTO SHARING

GOOGLE PHOTOS
We know you will want to share photos from the training to help with fundraising. So to help make it easy for everyone we have created a Google Photo album for your trip.
 
It is very easy to use, please feel free to start uploading/downloading photos by following the instructions below.

This is a free service that enables you to share photos and video easily. (Download the App to your smart photo to make it even easier)

  • Click on the photo album link below.
  • You can easily download a photo by clicking on the photo.  At the top right hand side of the screen click on “more options” and click the download button.
  • To upload photos (pick the best ones of the day) click on the picture icon (with the plus symbol) at the top of the photo album and select photos from your computer or your mobile device. Simple !
  • Upload some of your best photos and pop them into your folder for all of us to see and share.

When posting your photo’s in the social media world, we would love you to use our hashtags #crqld #supportingkidsinneed #whereweride @AEIOUfoundation @RMHCSEQ @tractionbuilds @bikestyletours