How Fit Can Dan Get In 10 Weeks?

Published on January 6th 2019


2018 wasn't a big year for Dan on the bike, and truth be told, his fitness has been declining since he retired from Pro Cycling. So can Dan get fit again, in just 5 hours a week, using The Sufferfest's 10 week plan? Join in the plan with Dan: In association with The Sufferfest ( and Elite. Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Get exclusive GCN gear in our shop: We’ve made a few jokes of late, about my lack of fitness. Partly tongue in cheek, but there’s more than a grain of truth in it. In 2018, I reckon I did less than 1000kms on my bike, the least I’ve done for 25 years. There are a few reasons - I won’t go into too much detail, but, I’m away from home a fair bit, and I’ve got a family, so I don’t want to get home and go straight out the door for three hours. I’ve got a lengthy commute, and work has been busy, although I am definitely not complaining about that because I love my job and I love talking about cycling. Above all, though, there’s the fact that I’ve lacked motivation. I haven’t really...I haven’t really wanted to ride my bike, and having contemplated why, I think I know the answer. I’ve concluded that I got into bike riding not for the views, not for the fresh air, not for the social aspect, the health or the fitness, but to race, to be the best I could be. OK, you can stop with the violins now. Anyway, I’m quickly getting unfit. There’s a good reason why I’ve been using an ebike on videos recently - I can’t keep up with the other presenters who are still fit as a fiddle. I need to do something about it, I’m almost 40, this could be a slippery slope, and above all I need to do something to balance the old mineral water consumption. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN... 📹 Dura Ace vs 105 Music: Beat The Violins 1 - Peter Sandberg.mp3 Brutus - Valante.mp3 Groovier Things - Senchi.mp3 Moving Up - Tomas Skyldeberg.mp3 Nebulosity - Brendon Moeller.mp3 November 13th - Jones Meadow.mp3 Rockin Beat Nr 26 - Jack Elphick.mp3 Sad Trailer 11 - Jon Björk.mp3 Torrent (Instrumental Version) - Velee.mp3 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto /