Winter Training Plan


Training through the winter can be tough in terms of knowing what you should be doing and staying motivated. Fortunately the Hotchillee team are on hand to help you out on both counts. Starting next week on the Hotchillee companion app you’ll find a training plan that’s suitable for all levels, flexible, realistic and effective.

Designed by our in-house expert and supported by the Hotchillee Ride Captains, it’ll lay the foundations for your fitness going forward into 2022 but won’t burn you out. 

Whether you’re getting the jump on your training for The LONDON-PARIS by Tour de France, another Hotchillee 2022 event or just ascribe to the philosophy of (quality!) “winter miles = summer smiles” then we’ve got you covered.

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Supported virtual rides and weekly yoga and Pilates classes

The focus of the first 12-week block is on establishing a sustainable and balanced training routine. At its core are priority sessions lead by Hotchillee ride leaders and depending on your fitness level you can pick and chose rides that suit you.

Kit and equipment

During the week, for convenience and time effectiveness, we’ll be focussing on indoor workouts. The ideal is to have a smart trainer for greatest interactivity but you can also take part in both Zwift and RGT rides and follow the custom workouts with a “dumb trainer” and power meter on your bike.

For Zwift rides you will need a Zwift subscription – here’s how to join a Hotchillee Premium member Zwift ride.

For RGT rides you can sign-up for a free subscription.

We’d strongly recommend being on Discord. This is a free to download gamers chat app and means you’ll get encouragement and instructions for the ride leader, gets to know your fellow Chillees and be able to take part in the ride banter. 

Your training starts next week! The plan is open to all Premium members, who can find more information on the #training_plan group of the Hotchillee companion app.

If you’re not already part of the gang here’s how to join us – see you in the pain cave soon!