“There aren’t many coaches around with the knowledge and experience of Houshang”
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2018 Winter Training Camp

Dates: Dec 06 - Dec 09, 2018
Spaces Available:Open
Deadline to Apply:Nov 25
Camp fee:$495 + GST (PCC athlete discount available)

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The PCC December camp strategy will prepare you for the 2018-2019 cycling season with a focus on building an aerobic base. Rides aim to improve endurance and boost aerobic capacity for endurance cycling disciplines such as road, track, MTB and triathlon. Find out what you need to know about how to build your foundation and fitness for the 2019 race season. This is a unique opportunity to train and work with PCC head coach Houshang Amiri who is leading the camp. While we are focusing on building and improving your fitness, we will help you to identify your training targets and bench mark your current fitness level.


Other services:

Dynamic Bike Positioning. We use power metre and pedal stork analysis to maximize power transfer, pedaling efficiency and riding economy. This Includes shoe positioning,and fitting your bike to your needs.

Cost: $189.00

Maximal Aerobic Power (MAP) & Lactate Profiling. Maximal is the peak value that can be achieved by correlating cycling variables. MAP refers to the peak work rate or power that an athlete can sustain using primarily aerobic energy systems. It is different from a VO2 max test since it focuses on sustainable power, and maximal oxygen consumption is not measured. This test is recommended for all cyclists using heart rate monitors, power metres and perceived efforts to measure training intensity. This test uses established cycling protocol and the latest testing equipment and technology available. It will determine your aerobic fitness on the bike and your lactate will be sampled by end of each stage of the test. There are limits to how the body can process these by-products - lactic aside - and it is important to determine the training target zones. After this test your coach will identify your specific training intensity targets for your training program based on your individual physiology; we pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses,and create suitable training targets for your needs and up-coming competition goals.

Cost: $149.00

For a complete list of services please see Pacific Cycling Centre website:


Book your other services ahead of time, limited spaces available

Camp includes:

Daily training sessions with Pacific Cycling Centre Head Coach Houshang Amiri. Ride Support with Mechanical, Nutrition and Hydration products.

Presentation on training: every camp features a top cycling training / information topic and Q & A session is held after the presentation. 

Camp Rules:

Helmet, appropriate bike for the camp (e.g. road bike for race camp – mountain bike for off-road camps), and proper riding gear. Bikes should have full fenders with an extension on the rear fender.   Camp schedule is subject to modification due to the weather conditions, and the participants’ fitness level.

Camp Format: Rides will be divided into different groups based on the number of cyclists.  Modifications will be made based on the cyclists’ abilities and coach observations.

Registration: http://pacificcyclingcentre.ca/services/apply.html

Under program chose select others and ender “December 2018 Road Camp”

To secure your spot make $200.00 per-registration deposit. The remaining balance is due on day one of the camp, unless otherwise arranged with the PCC accounting department. http://pacificcyclingcentre.ca/services/payment.html


See the cancellation policy on  http://pacificcyclingcentre.ca/services/cancellation.html

Tentative Camp Schedule: 

All rides leaves at 10:30am (athletes are required to meet 15 minutes before the start of each ride). Rides leave from.  

PISE “Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence” (Commonwealth Pool location)
4636 Elk Lake Dr, Victoria, BC (left side of Commonwealth Pool building )


Thursday Dec 6th

Meet time: 10:15am

Duration: ~3.5-4 hours

Aim: Fitness assessment ride, including Willis point ( hill climb ) and Lands End flat ITT

PM: 5:30-7:00pm training presentation PISE board room ( Commonwealth pool location )


Friday Dec 7th

Meet time: 10:15am

Duration: ~4-5- hours

Aim: Endurance ride with focus on cycling techniques and leg speed and short sprints


Saturday Dec 8th

Meet time: 10:15am

Duration: ~4-4.5 hours

Aim: Climbing day focus climbing and descending techniques

PM: personal meeting and consultations with PCC coaches as pre scheduled


Sunday Dec 9th

Meet time: 10:15am

Duration: ~4.5-5 hours

Aim: Endurance ride with pace line work and drills



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