Tag Archives: "Cycling"

Small changes = big results

How many things are you currently trying to overhaul in your life? Maybe it’s getting more sleep, stretching, strength, exercise or nutrition habits you want to work on. How many are you trying to change all at once? All too often I see people trying t …

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Fuelling an Everesting attempt

Deciding to climb 8848m on the bike in one ride is no mean feat. Beyond the mental and physical challenge, ensuring that you are well fuelled and hydrated to support your efforts is a key factor in your success. Here’s an insight into the planning that …

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What makes a cyclist?

What makes a cyclist? Is it the kit you wear? The height of your socks? The number of miles you accumulate on Strava? The number of bikes you own? Earlier this year someone told me that I’m “not a cyclist”. As someone who rides my bike more days than n …

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7 pieces of essential winter cycling kit

Winter is coming here in the Northern Hemisphere! Brrr. Time to start digging out the warm weather kit. Here’s the 7 pieces of essential winter cycling kit I recommend to keep you riding more often and longer as the season starts to cool off. Particula …

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A woman’s guide to cycle commuting

I’m a huge fan of cycling to work. A couple of miles here and there adds up over the years, gives you a clear mind before a busy day and can help you wind down after a stressful day in the office. If you haven’t already been converted yourself into the …

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Are you drinking enough on the bike?

More than just replacing the fluids we lose as sweat, drinking enough on the bike and being well hydrated on a ride can improve your cycling performance. Are you drinking enough on your rides? Europe is experiencing a bit of a heatwave at the moment, w …

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How to fuel for a long ride

Getting your nutrition right during long rides can be a tricky balancing act at times. Don’t eat enough and you might run out of energy and bonk, overeat and you could end up with stomach troubles. To make it more complicated, the more trained you are …

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Why you should service your bike regularly

A few weeks ago I noticed something up with my bike. It had this squeak that kept progressively getting worse and worse. I gave it a wash, and it still sounded like a mouse was stuck somewhere. Riding seemed like such an effort too. Perhaps it was time …

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Reflections on Race Across America

Bear encounters, coyotes, tornados, electrical storms and hospital admissions.. Not quite what we expected when we signed up for Race Across America with Cyclists Fighting Cancer! Over the past year I have been working with Rich, Mike, Kev and Carol; f …

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Beat the bonk

Feeling completely drained, a bit dizzy or emotional with jelly legs during a ride? Chances are you have bonked and need to find a cafe pronto to refuel! What is bonking and how can you beat the bonk? Get your head out the gutter, I’m not talking about …

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