Financial Fitness Plan – Wills & Medical Insurance

Financial Fitness Plan – Wills & Medical Insurance

In the next part of the financial fitness plan, I will cover wills and medical insurance. Last time I covered how to manage debt, and hopefully you will have put some of the basic tools into place to manage your income each month. Following on from managing your...
Financial Fitness Plan – Life Insurance

Financial Fitness Plan – Life Insurance

They say there are two certainties in life; Death and taxes, although the latter seems to be holding in abeyance in this market for the time being. So here in the Emirates we are lucky enough to only have to deal with one certainty, that being the former; death. The...

Top 5 Stretches To Do After A Ride

Stretching after your ride helps maintain your flexibility and potentially reduce the chances of injury. Here are 5 key exercises that you can make a part of your routine by Global Cycling...

How To Cope With Contact

Knowing how to deal with contact or the occasional elbow is an essential skill for road racing. Check out this film from the guys at the Global Cycling...
Financial Fitness Plan

Financial Fitness Plan

Over the next few months I plan to cover a number of aspects of financial planning, to build what will hopefully be a useful financial fitness plan. In much the same way as when you go to the gym or ride your bike and start a physical fitness plan, you will not see...

Cleaning And Lubricating Your Bike Chain

Changing times In an ideal world where we were only concerned with long transmission life we would completely contain the chain in an oil rich environment – with the dirt kept out. This approach was popular at one time with Sturmey Archer hub gears and a fully...

Top Tips For Riding In Warmer Weather

Here are six things to keep in mind about cycling in warm weather! Acclimate Yourself “The biggest warm-weather mistake cyclists make is riding in the heat without preparation,” says Stacy Sims, PhD, founder of Osmo Nutrition. If you don’t acclimate...

Riding Rollers – How To Do It

You’ve probably seen them before at a race, ride, or event. Riding rollers is a way to ride your bike in place without having to hook it up to a trainer or other contraption. The drums the wheels rest on spin to keep the rider upright but that doesn’t mean they’re...

What to eat and when

Whether it is a gruelling race or a long training ride, optimal nutrition, along with consistent training and realistic pacing, is one of the key requisites for success. Get it wrong, too little or too much, and you may come to a  halt, reduce training benefits and...