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...

Banana Bread

Ingredients: (Makes around 12 slicer or 8 if you’re hungry!) 4 ripe bananas, about 700g 75g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing 1 egg 150g white plain flour 50g wholemeal flour 4 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 75g sunflower seeds Method: Preheat oven...

Puncture Prevention

Scottish inventor John Boyd Dunlop made the first practical pneumatic tyre in 1887 to prevent his son getting headaches while riding his bike on rough roads. Since that day, air filled tyres have allowed cyclists to race over the rough pavé of Northern France, tackle...

Top tips for losing unwanted pounds

Follow these top tips to help get your scales moving in the right direction! Find how much you need to lose Many riders will just conjure a number out of thin air, find out how much their mate weighs or base their target weight on a generic formula such as BMI....

8 tips to get back on track after Christmas

Too many mince pies over Christmas? Here’s how to start 2016 The festive period can be filled with temptation and indulgence, and for many cyclists it can be a struggle to stay on track with training and nutrition. Of course, it’s okay to enjoy yourself over...