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The best winter bike to buy
3 Dec

The best winter bike to buy

3rd December 2015 Read More

The best winter bike to buy

By James Walsgrove

For me there is only one winter bike to buy and for a change its one of the cheapest! The single speed is perfect for those wet, cold winter rides during the base phase. With no gears the maintenance required is kept to a minimum so you don’t have to worry about it getting dirty. …

Winter Strength & Conditioning for cyclists
3 Dec

Winter Strength & Conditioning for cyclists

3rd December 2015 Read More

Winter Strength & Conditioning for cyclists

By James Walsgrove

Winter is an ideal time to concentrate on strength and conditioning work.  With the weather worsening time in the saddle will naturally reduce so the off-season presents real opportunities to build your pedalling muscles along with conditioning the core giving you a solid platform for pedalling. This routine will make you stronger for the start …

It’s all about the #base
18 Nov

It’s all about the #base

18th November 2015 Read More

It’s all about the #base

By James Walsgrove

Whilst it’s starting to get cold outside you are probably thinking more of sitting in by the fire than being on your bike but remember this is a great time to start your training for next year. Putting the miles in during the winter months will reap rewards come the start of the season and …

Foam roller, why do I need one?
21 Oct

Foam roller, why do I need one?

21st October 2015 Read More

Foam roller, why do I need one?

By James Walsgrove

What is foam rolling? Basically it is a form of self-massaging that can be done at your home. We all know how great your legs feel after a really good message although they can become expensive if you are having them regularly so the foam roller is a great investment to save you time and …

Barcelona Ironman
19 Oct

Barcelona Ironman

19th October 2015 Read More

Barcelona Ironman

By James Walsgrove

Well after months and months of training which seem to go on forever, race day was finally here. Luckily this event starts at a respectable time of 8.45 am which means no stupid 3 am alarm call so was nice to be able to get up just before 6 am making sure you have the …

Don’t know what where to start with training zones? check this simple guide
6 Sep

Don’t know what where to start with training zones? check this simple guide

6th September 2015 Read More

Don’t know what where to start with training zones? check this simple guide

By James Walsgrove

What are they? In simple terms, it refers to the intensity that you are riding at which ranges from an easy ride to an all-out max effort sprint with other zones in between. How many zones? There are different models with regards to the number of training zones and can range up to 7  but …