Tag Archives: "fitness"

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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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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I’m training all the time. Why am I not losing weight?

“I’m training all the time, but I’m not losing weight. Where am I going wrong?” Getting the right balance as an athlete can be a challenge when trying to improve body composition and your power to weight ratio. We all know that in order to lose weight …

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Une Musette Cycling Sports Nutrition

Are you a cyclist who wants to improve your power to weight ratio? Not recovering as quickly as you’d like between sessions? Want to improve your cycling performance this race season? Join the April Une Musette – Cycling Sports Nutrition workshops.  Wh …

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The top 3 fuelling mistakes cyclists make

Are you unsure how best to fuel your training sessions?  Not seeing the changes in body composition you’d expect?  Find out the top 3 fuelling mistakes cyclists make!   Next month I am hosting four FREE online workshops for cyclists who want to fuel ef …

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