The first 2024 pre-season training camp took place in Victoria last week. The three-day camp featured three four-hour endurance rides where riders were evaluated on their aerobic base and power. The rides included hill climbs and a time trial with a focus on technique and sharpening cycling skills. There was also a group lunch and a training presentation.
“The camp was a perfect way to start the 2023-24 cycling season with dry weather for the three days,” said head coach Houshang Amiri.
“The PCC training camps are incredible valuable and have pushed me forward into being a better cyclist,” said Lauren Babineau, who regularly attend the camps. “It is a pleasure learning under Houshang’s leadership, knowledge and attention-to-detail. He created an environment where all of the participants felt comfortable to be in the group; this means everyone was able to challenge themselves yet still be vulnerable and realize where their weaknesses lie. Beyond the athletic focus of the camp, I appreciate Houshang’s kindheartedness, millions of stories he shares and, most importantly…his great sense of humour.”
The next camp is December 1 – 3. Deadline to apply is November 25.