Tag Archives: Cycling

RG Active Tri Camp Majorca 2018

A good training camp is just like a good dinner party, with the right mix of people it is bound to be a success and last weeks triathlon camp in Majorca definitely fit the bill. The week started out with 2 days of rain and cold weather so not ideal when you need to be […]

Considerations for winter training when cycling

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 […]

Why Pacing is Important & How to Work on It

Learning to pace yourself is a key skill in any endurance event and while technology is now making it easier for us to monitor our effort using power output, speed and heart rate, it’s no replacement for being able to judge your own effort. Limitations of technology As much as it allows us to quantify […]

Is commuting an effective way of training?

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 […]

The Importance of Hydration & Electrolytes

Maintaining a good fluid balance in the body is important since water is used in numerous metabolic processes including energy production, electrolyte balance, temperature regulation and detoxification pathways. It’s also essential for cognitive function. Water stored in the body is categorised as two different fluid compartments; “intracellular” (fluid inside the cells) and “extracellular” e.g. blood […]

Winter Layering

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 […]

Could cocoa (Hot Chocolate and/or Chocoltae Milk) help you ride harder?

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 […]