Training with a power meter
Sep29

Training with a power meter

I recently fitted a Stages single side power meter to my road bike. Now I know the first questions has be whether or not the Stages has this revolutionised my training? No. But it has made it difficult to fudge the numbers. Often we cyclists use a perceived effort scale to base how hard to train – at least that was the way I was doing it. Perceived effort is very subjective and can vary from day to day. When you train to power, there...

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Delving beyond cycle safety
Jun05

Delving beyond cycle safety

In an excellent blog post written by Bez in the UK he responded to a few questions asked on the BBC’s You and Yours programme, “Do you think it’s time to ask cyclists to take a test before they’re allowed on the the roads? Should they have insurance like everyone else?” You could say the point of the discussion was around cycle safety but it incited the usual rants from both sides. Bez, decided to explore some of the...

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Turn by turn navigation on your GPS computer
Jun02

Turn by turn navigation on your GPS computer

Recording your ride and getting directions at the same time is possibly something you didn’t know that most GPS cycle computers can do. Cycling in a new place can be difficult as how to do you remember where to go? If you have a great memory for road names and left and right turns then awesome you probably don’t need to read any further. If like me you’ve have a few knocks to your scone then your memory may not be what it once was,...

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Cycling Nutrition: myths and truths
May08

Cycling Nutrition: myths and truths

It is likely that many riders have only a limited idea of what to eat and drink when while cycling. Even with the internet and a wealth of knowledge available people still ‘blow up’ on rides. In case you are unsure what it means to ‘blow up’, this is when you have emptied your body’s carbohydrate stores. It is easy to avoid, especially on shorter rides. However on longer rides if you don’t top up then you are likely to feel an...

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Bikes vs Cars
May04

Bikes vs Cars

Bikes vs Cars Around the World is a film made by Fredrik Gertten a Swedish documentary-maker. The film premiered around the start of April at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Since then, the film has been shown around the world and there are more festivals being being announced every day. Gertten says, “It has meant so much to us to see what an interest there is in the film from people all over the globe.” But it has...

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