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Video: Mountain Bike Riders ‘how to’ series

Posted by: on January, 18 2012

Bike Riders United, the mountain biking collective formed this year by stars of the UK riding scene including Steve Peat, Sam Pilgrim and Martyn Ashton, have had a busy year, not least with their popular ‘how to’ skills series. Back in October they asked fans to submit skills they’d like to see the crew cover, […]

Training: 10 simple steps to your ideal cycling weight

Posted by: on January, 6 2012

By David Motton, Cycling Plus Reaching your target weight is one of the best ways to get more from training. Henry Furniss, personal trainer and co-founder of Wyndymilla Bespoke Cycling, uses diet and nutrition alongside his limited exercise time to keep in peak physical condition. We spoke to him for his top tips for losing […]

Nutrition: Are you eating enough to fuel your cycling?

Posted by: on January, 6 2012

By Dr Kevin Currell, Triathlon Plus If you’ve just started training for a race or you’ve increased your riding lately, the chances are your body is craving more food than ever. It might come to you in the middle of the night, first thing in the morning, or a couple of hours after your supper, […]

Introduction to cyclo-cross

Posted by: on January, 6 2012

By Gary Boulanger & Guy Kesteven  Cyclo-cross. Many consider it a steeplechase with modified road bikes on a 2km course over hill and dale; others consider it muddy hell. Its roots can be traced to the early 1900s, when French army private Daniel Gousseau would ride his bicycle along horseback-riding friends through the woods. The […]

Aero position isn’t everything

Posted by: on January, 6 2012

By Matt Pacocha, US editor in Boulder, CO You might not have heard of Dr. Iñigo San Millán, but he’s behind interesting research that sheds light on the metabolic effects of aero position and the balance between the two that’s used at the highest level of the sport to maximize time trialling performance. Dr. San […]