Winter Training

Friday 8th November to Sunday 10th November

In Athlone Institute of Technology 

Every year cyclists start winter training plans in the hope of getting into great shape for the next season.  Unfortunately too many cyclists fall short of their goals because they don’t have a structured plan, get bored on turbo trainers, let their diets go, or just lose motivation.

This year the Irish Cycling Academy is here to help you get the very best out of your winter training. Due to the success of our first camp in September we are delighted to announce that we will now hold our second training camp of the winter on the 8th, 9th, 10th November in Athlone Institute of Technology. If your serious about your cycling  this is exactly what you’ll need for the next phase of your winter training.

If you missed our first camp in September………don’t worry. While this training camp is a progression from our previous one, it will be designed to accomadate both returning clients and new members alike. Remember it is never too late to get your training right!

This Winter Training camp is perfect for intermediate and advanced enthusiasts, and amateur racers.

During this weekend camp we will challenge you with wattbike testing, strength and conditioning training and ride outs with our former professional cyclist Morgan Fox.

Book Your Place Now for only €150!



Morgan Fox Photo

It will take place at  The Athlone Institute of Technology on the weekend of Friday 8th November.  It will start on the Friday evening with a fitness assessment, including 3 minute wattbike test, and ends on Sunday at 3pm.


On Your Weekend Winter training Camp you will:
  • Learn powerful motivational techniques to get you through the winter
  • Get full fitness testing including a Wattbike test
  • Complete two cycling sessions with former professional Morgan Fox
  • Undertake a cycling specific strength and conditioning workout
  • Receive a full six-week training plan to suit your level
  • Discover ways to prevent / cope with injuries
  • Practice skills to become a better cyclist







Your team of experts will be on hand to bring you the best in:
  • Training
  • Turbo training
  • Injury prevention
  • Bike maintainance
  • Skill development
  • Cycling Psychology and developing mental toughness
  • Fitness Testing
  • Strength and conditioning









The cost for the full weekend is €150.Only 14 places available

Book Your Place Now!


Accommodation not included (further information below about where to stay)






Some Questions and Answers (click on the topic to see drop down menu)

So what do I get when I join your experts on this weekend training camp?

  • Full Fitness assessment including Wattbike test
  • 7 hours of training on road and in the gym
  • 6 week structured day by day winter training plan
  • Advice on injury prevention
  • Cycling specific strength and conditioning plan
  • Goal setting and performance profiling
  • Workbook from weekend
  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday


How can I register?

Fill in the form above to register your interest.


What is the wattbike test?

The Wattbike was created for British Cycling to be able to test their athletes in the most accurate way possible. Now all top professional teams use this piece of equipment to assess and monitor the progress of their riders.

The primary purpose of your Wattbike test is to set your heart rate and power training zones, monitor changes in your fitness and provide information about the effectiveness of your training workouts using scientific, comparable and reliable measures.


Do I need to attend all three days?

No. You may decide that you do not need the fitness evaluation on the Friday evening and so you may attend the Saturday and Sunday only.


Where can I stay?

The Athlone Springs Hotel are giving special discounts for the weekend and can be contacted here. Just mention the Irish Cycling Academy training camp for a special rate.

The Creggan Court Hotel is 5 minutes from the Athlone Institute.

For a list of Bed and Breakfasts in the Athlone click here


Is lunch included in price?



What level of cyclist is the weekend aimed at?

Intermediate to advanced sportive rider or cat 3 or 4 racing cyclist.


Tell me about the training plan

At the end of the camp you will receive a training plan that is suitable for your level. You will have a complete day by day; week-by-week 6 week plan.



Will these camps be held again?

The goal is to run these camps every 6 weeks. Participants who attend the first camp in September will get preference when booking in for future camps so they can monitor their progression on the tests and update their training and nutrition plans depending on how they are improving.


Who are the Team of Experts?

Alan Heary: Your Trainer and Mental Fitness Coach
Alan has been working in the fitness industry since 1989. Alan is a graduate of Dublin City University, with a degree in Sport Science and Health. He is also a qualified hypnotherapist, an NLP Practitioner and a Stress Management Consultant.He works regularly with professional cyclists and elite triathletes. He has also worked with the Australian Institute of Sport helping their athletes prepare for International competition.  Alan is the Race Director of the Race Around Ireland
Niall Doggett
Niall races regularly as Cat3 and is a Cycling Ireland Bike For Life Coach. His expertise is in bike mechanics and maintenance and works in Cyclize Bike Shop in Navan.
Morgan Fox
Morgan was a household name in championship cycling throughout most of Europe in the 1990s and early 2000s, and he retains a real love for the bike.In1997 he performed highly at the RAS championship and won a King of the Mountains award, and a few weeks later he won the Irish National Cycling Championship.
Morgan went professional as a cyclist in early 1999.  In 1999, Morgan won nine times in Belgian Elite Classic races, and he was the first Irish rider to win races of that calibre since Sean Kelly.