On Sunday, 10th June I took part in my first 70.3 race, the 113 Events, Cotswold113. I had no expectations, I wanted to finish with a smile but deep down my goal was to finish under 7.30 hours. I was absolutely thrilled to cross the line in 6.40 hours! The decision to take on this […]
“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring” – Desmond Tutu There is no doubting the idyllic island of Majorca is one of the best places for any […]
Training over the winter can be difficult as restricted daylight hours often places more importance of weekend sessions. Colder weather and slippery roads, can make training a little tougher, so here’s our guide on how to get the most from your winter cycle training. Keep it fun and add a social element After an end […]
For most triathletes juggling their training with a full time job and perhaps family life, efficient and effective sessions are key to successful training. Building a routine is hugely important in making sure you cover all areas you need to train. It’s why clubs and groups with coached sessions are so effective, since it takes […]
Anyone who knows me knows I love riding my bike. But if I am honest, I prefer sunshine and shorts weather to ride in rather then the cold, damp dark days we get a lot of in wintertime. Having said that I do love an adventure. So when the weather isn’t as ideal as I […]
Winter Layering If you are anything like me once the weather starts getting cold I start layering up. I love riding my bike in wintertime especially on the RG Active Sunday morning group rides. However, what I don’t love are the bitter cold mornings, plain and simple and when I mean bitter I mean below […]
Its commonly known that chocolate milk’s combination of antioxidants, protein and carbohydrate makes for a great recovery drink. But chocolate – or rather cocoa ﬂavanols, a speciﬁc group of ﬂavonoids – consumed pre-exercise can improve performance too, according to nutritionist Christine Bailey. According to 2012 research from Australia, consumption of a cocoa ﬂavonol-rich drink may […]
Wednesday was more paperwork and computer work but Marsha and I had entered the first VOTwo evening triathlon at Eton. We have done a few of these vents over the last two seasons and they are great races, well-organised and low-key so perfect training for Marsha as she prepares for the European Champs in Kitzbuhel, Austria.
This might sound like a basic place to start but begin by ensuring that your bike is always in good working order, keep an eye on tyre tread, brake blocks and cable tension and all of the moving parts of the ‘drivetrain’ (chain, chainrings, derailleurs and cassette). Always seek professional advice if you are unsure about bike mechanics.
Spend some time finding the best possible riding position and bike set up. An ill fitting bike could cause you to be less efficient on race day and therefore lose time, it also can lead to injuries if you are not suited to the bike. The bike should be made to fit you, not you to fit the bike. Comfort is absolutely key when riding a race bike.
If you did not know the London Ride 100 Cycle event takes place this Sunday and after speaking with TFL (transport for London) and the Surrey CC I have had to accept that is not not a good idea to go ahead with this Sunday’s brick session in Richmond Park.