If you are into your cycling then you will appreciate how important fuel is whilst riding but I regularly get asked what should I eat and how much? It is vital to plan your nutrition for any ride over an hour to prevent the dreaded “bonk” which is basically when you’ve hit empty. A big mistake of … Continue reading Cycling nutrition, everything you need to know……
After searching the internet for a simple definition I came up with this quote Sweetspot training gives you the most training value for the time on your bike and therefore balances the exercise intensity and volume of training – hence the term ‘sweetspot’. The actual training intensity is at 88-93% of your Functional Threshold Power … Continue reading SweetSpot, what is it?
1 – Sweet Spot Training This is the zone just below threshold, if you’re new to cycling then try blocks of 10 minutes. Sweet spot is a great way of building your fitness. 20 mins warm up @ Zone2, 10 – 20mins @ sweetspot, 20 mins Zone2, 10 – 20 mins sweet spot then 20 … Continue reading 5 simple turbo sessions
ISM seats are optimally shaped, and different than traditional bike seats. The patented, anatomical design is nose-less and features two independent front arms. This results in superior blood flow, no numbness, and unprecedented comfort and performance. Due to the unique design of this saddle you will to take extra care when fitting to make sure … Continue reading How to fit your ISM saddle
What is a turbo trainer? Basically this is a device that allows you to attach your bike and ride indoors simulating riding on the road. The benefit of this is that its like riding on a very slight incline so there is no rest period hence why using a turbo is a great time saving … Continue reading Why use a turbo trainer and which to buy?
When you book an Ironman it is normally a year in advance and you think its never going to come round but then suddenly it hits you that it is reality and panic sets in! My training plan is due to increase to around 16hours per week which will mainly be increased of cycling miles … Continue reading 12 weeks to go till Ironman!
This was my first go at a middle distance race and for me was a test just to see how my body dealt with racing slightly longer and how hard I could push it. My greatest problem previously has been cramp which I have had a various points during racing and during all 3 disciplines! … Continue reading The Grafman middle distance
If you’ve been into cycling for some time then I’m sure you’ve heard people talk about the term FTP but what does it mean? Functional Threshold Power, is one of the key training terms in cycling and is effectively the maximum power you can sustain for an hour. As a result, FTP is seen as a crucial figure in … Continue reading What is FTP and how to increase it?
Its important to make sure your bike is clean and oiled which will make it ride smoother and even go faster with some of the lubes on the market. Many people are unsure where to start and what to use so hopefully this will help. The process is basically broke down into 3 stages which … Continue reading How to clean your bike?
There are a number of reasons for knee pain on the bike so having your bike set up is a very important starting point. Another contributing factor can be poor flexibility along with muscle imbalances/lack of strength so it is also important to have a good strength and conditioning program off the bike. Excessive lateral movement … Continue reading Do you suffer from knee pain?