12 Week Training Program - Reef to Reef


A multi-day stage race needs more than just a good level of fitness. With each day a different mix of punishing climbs, wicked long descents and single track throw up the challenges. With the need to backup fresh each day your training needs to prepare you specificity for these demands.

This 12-week training program is designed to cover exactly that. The methodology we use to coach winners and grinners like the Motion MTB team, National champions like Cam Ivory, Peta Mullens and master’s riders of all abilities, these plans will help you be your very best come race day. We all like to conquer the course, beat our PB’s or smash our mates. With a proven track record in making people awesome these training programs are tailored specifically for everyone’s availability, skill and current fitness level.

Don’t just take our word for it check out what riders in the Cape to Cape and Port to Port have been saying for the past 3 years.

This is NOT AN ‘OFF THE SHELF PLAN’ and they will get you to the start line ready to go.

Please check your email to watch the clip


  • Results
  • Guaranteed Increase in performance
  • Structured training process to follow
  • Simple process & structure for you to follow
  • Coaching from leading MTB coaches
  • 12 week Training Program – tailored to your availability (6, 9, 12 hours) and the demands of the Reef to Reef race
  • Each week of training, you’ll receive further tips, checklists, and advice on all things that’ll improve your R2R experience
  • Videos & weekly motivation from Head Frother, Mark Fenner & other experts
  • Leading up to the event you’ll also receive further advice on nailing your Reef to Reef race


  1. After purchasing, you’ll receive a questionnaire so we can tailor your training program based on 6, 9, or 12 hours per week training load.
  2. 12 weeks before the event you begin your training. You receive your training program each weekend for the following week along with extra media appropriate for that weeks’ training (e.g. bike skills, bike setup, nutrition etc.).
  3. Depending on your package level, you’ll also get access to the 3 webinars for the event + coach consultations to review your progress & answer any questions.

About Reef to Reef

The Reef to Reef MTB aim to make the four stages around a total of 220km in length, with the various stages ranging from 40-70km. While the course is designed to challenge the top elite riders, the course is really set to suit riders of all levels of mountain biking ability. Whether you are picking up a mountain bike for the first time or have raced all over the world, the Reef to Reef MTB course will put a smile on your face!

Countdown to race








Countdown to start of training








Training has begun!!

Get notified about a 2020 R2R Training Program

(available to buy shortly in January 2020)

Thanks, you've been registered to receive information about the next Reef to Reef training program



Why should I upgrade to the Bronze Plan?
There is a huge amount of difference between the included in the entry plan and the $79-dollar upgrade plan (Bronze). Head coach of FTP Training Mark “Fenz” Fenner wrote all the plans for the Reef to Reef, but, specifically tailored the workouts in the Bronze level plan for the actual specific demands of the event. Fenz wrote the upgraded Bronze plan to allow for different time availability’s of either 6, 9 or 12 hours.

Each Bronze plan comes with media/video content specific to the Reef to Reef that was filmed with many of the FTP Training coached riders and Port to Port/Cape to Cape winners, like Peta Mullens, Mark Tupalski and Chris Hamilton. Each week’s media covers a huge amount of training related information like strength and conditioning, stretching, nutrition, MTB skills, race tactics, mental skills, bike set up all specific to the Reef to Reef. Fenz who has also raced the Reef to Reef covers course analysis and pacing strategies for each stage.

As well as all this you are also able to login to the monthly webinars with an FTP Training coach to cover more training related information to help you be the best you can come race day and answer questions and provide any help they can.

What if I have little time to train?
At each package level, we can write you a program for a 6 hour, 9 hour, or 12 hour per week training availability. For most working athletes we don’t generally recommend training for any more than this – remember, we’re all about training smarter, not longer! After buying a program, you’ll be emailed a questionnaire (for Bronze riders and above) so we can tailor a training program to you.
What if I want more coach contact?
For more coaching – check out our monthly coaching  if you want Data analysis, further tweaking of your training program as you go, regular coaching contact & weekly feedback & more.   Alternatively, if you want more than the 2*20mins of coach offered in the top level, speak to your coach after purchasing & we can offer an addition upgrade package to add more hours so you have someone to ask more questions, provide more support & motivation to get the results you want.
Still unsure which level to buy?
We recommend buying the Silver package to begin with. It gives you 2 coaching calls + a tailored training program that’s developed depending on your training availability (days of the week + hours – 6,9, 12 hours in the week). It also comes with a Today’s Plan Account.   If you have any further questions, please use the contact form to the right or below this text.

Ask a question:


Event 12 Week Testimonials

The 12-week training program was well worth the price of admission (entering Port to Port before the cut off time) not just for setting useful targeted workouts but also for the extra content provided in videos on various topics from nutrition to mindset and even about how to train when you are under the weather. I will definitely consider upsizing to the monthly coaching plans with FTP Training for next year based on this years’ experience.

Neil Diamond

I really loved this training program it really made me get quicker and work harder. And to be honest I didn’t even realise till I raced that I was getting quicker. Thanks guys I would highly recommend and use you guys again

Bradley Jackson

The P2P FTP training program was the perfect program for the weekend warrior to hit some early training targets and keep motivated in a regular training pattern in preparation for the event. Highly recommended.

Clare Lorenzen

Awesome program and the information was extremely helpful. I will be using FTP again and again made my experience of the Port to Port that much better.

Kent Bestwick

Fantastic enthusiasm from ftp. Enabled me to approach my objectives with clarity and confidence.

Kerry Bassett

The last time I followed an FTP program in 2010 I had my best results I’ve ever had. After a long layoff I set myself the goal of getting back into racing by doing the Port to Port. Although my race fitness was a long way off my best I felt the 12-week program was really effective to restore some of my old fitness. Like a lot of us, I’m time poor and the FTP program was a very efficient way to build the best fitness possible in the shortest time.

David Bourke

3 Frothers

Paul Morgan

Some of our MTB event winners

Peta Mullens

(stage winner – Cape to Cape)

Mark Tupalski

(Cape to Cape & Port to Port Winner)

Jenny Fay

(Cape to Cape & Port to Port Winner)

Tasman Nankervis

(Cape to Cape Winner 2016)

Josh Carlson

(stage winner – Cape to Cape)

Chris Hamilton

(Port to Port Winner)

Paul Morgan

(2016 Super Masters Port to Port Winner)

Receive Cycling News, Tips & Updates