Tag Archives: "fitness"

Female cyclists: Getting the most out of your body podcast

I was recently a guest on the Love Women’s Cycling Podcast hosted by Black Sheep Cycling to discuss my experiences working as a sports dietitian with female athletes. Together with Nic, Kat and Laura we talk about how female athletes at all levels can …

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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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Off-season nutrition for cyclists workshop

Planning your 2020 season already? Get ahead of the game by using your off season to make smart nutrition choices that make the difference and get you performing better than before. Wondering how to juggle lower training loads, optimise your body compo …

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What to eat on race day?

You’ve done the training. All your kit is packed and ready to go. But have you thought about your race day nutrition? This past weekend I attended Mallorca 70.3 – one of the biggest half Ironman events in the world. Over pizza and pasta at dinner the n …

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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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What to eat during a cycling tour

Taking an overseas cycling trip can be a great adventure. There’s new roads to explore, good banter and strava segments to conquer. Keeping yourself well-fuelled is key to ensure you get to the end in one piece, minimise time sitting in the van if you …

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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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