interval training classes with focus on hill climbing and skills.

Looking to improve your riding in a fun yet challenging environment? LOOK NO FURTHER.

Velosophy 'Fondo Development’ classes are curated to meet the demands of those looking to train for long distance events with sizeable elevation gains. As the name suggests, we train clients for fondos - our 1st edition of this class focussed on meeting the needs of the Whistler Gran Fondo, the ‘Queen’ of the fondos in Vancouver boasting 120kms of beautiful highway delivering 2700m of elevation gain. Getting riders ready for the demands of an event of that scale has remained at the core of our program ever since. Whether you are looking to do your first fondo or hoping to improve on previous results, we have a group within this program that caters to your unique needs. Our weekend classes are very different to our weekday offerings and much lengthier in nature running up to 4 hours. The program is progressive and builds as you go so we can ensure to get you ready for game day. What sets our program apart is that we use science to help you train using heart rate monitors or power meters and running tests once a season to help create your custom training zones and ensure you get the most effective training for your body! Our rides are a diverse small group affair (max 12 participants per coach) and although we emphasize structured intervals with your unique zones in to leave you a better, fitter rider there is also an equal emphasis on fun and adventure - each package includes and adventure ride during the program where we explore where your fitness can take you, e.g, our Bowen Island and Belcarra rides

Requirements For all classes:

  • Road specific bike with gears

  • Certified 'road specific' helmet

  • Clip in pedals and shoes

*Note: If you are still learning to clip in, a 1st time rider in, or have no experience riding on the road, or riding bikes in general then we suggest arranging private sessions with one of our coaches before signing up to our group classes.


2019 Fondo Development WeekEND Classes:

Package Dates: April27th - June 22nd

Package Length: 9 Weeks

Day & Start Time: Saturdays 7aM

Start Locations: Included in weekly emails!!

Class Length: 3.5-4hrs


  • Full 9 Pack: $380

  • 6 Pack: $340

  • Drop Ins: No drop in options for weekend packages.

Special Notes: *We have priced our 9 packs so that if you can only make 7 or 8 of nine classes it's still cheaper than a 6 pack (per class).

*Our program is progressive, the more training you commit to the better your results.

*You must complete your package within it's package dates, there are no carry over or credits for unused classes so please purchase appropriately. Packages do not include applicable 5% GST.


Pre-requisites for Weekend Participation:

  1. NB! Completion of Class 1, April 27th - Foundations Workshop (see FAQ’s for details)

  2. NB! Completion of Class 2, May 4th - FTP Test

  3. A power meter OR heart rate monitor with a paired cycling computer (like Garmin or Wahoo)
    *If you can’t make the above dates but still wish to participate we are attempting to accommodate riders in this scenario by putting together private evening classes to complete these items above. If this is you then sign up to the ‘interest list’ below and describe your situation and which dates you’ll need to miss.


Choose from packages above and apply 5% GST

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