Fuelling your rides…

Believe it or not, you can probably ride further than you think. For most of us our actual potential is often far beyond what we think it is, but what separates us from more seasoned riders often boils down to diet and determination. This week we had World Porridge Day, apparently. Perhaps this is the perfect time to talk about fuelling your rides. Porridge is often the go-to meal for many cyclists –even British Cycling has a recipe card for it. However, there are other strategies too. Now, as humans we really need two things out of our meals –protein and … Continue reading Fuelling your rides…

Making the most of your time off the bike…

As much as we’d like to think we could, you can’t be on your bike all the time. Real life tends to get in the way, but sometimes the body just needs a rest. However, that time doesn’t necessarily need to be wasted. There’s a lot you can do with your downtime to make the time you have on the bike more enjoyable. Work on your core strength As your rides get longer it isn’t necessarily your legs that will give up first. Chances are it will be your core, particularly if you are on a road bike, that will be … Continue reading Making the most of your time off the bike…

Getting Fit…

There’s a saying you’ll hear quite a lot in cycling circles. It never gets easier, you just get faster. There’s a lot of truth to this. The fitter you get, the more you will be capable of riding further and faster without ending up a sweaty heap. When I look back to when I started commuting by bike, my 7Km commute seemed like quite an ordeal. However, it wasn’t long before the weight started to fall off and the aches in my thighs began to subside. One issue you will have, especially if you are commuting, is that you will … Continue reading Getting Fit…