Guest Post: Tips for staying injury free – by Brendon Samson

I can imagine everyone reading this post knows that cycling is one of the fastest growing sports or activities in the UK. Just the increasing popularity and presence of this blog and forums or groups like it are proof that there’s more and more interest out there from those involved with the sport or looking to get involved. […]

Hydration on the bike

Hydration at any time of year is vital for not just the enjoyment of your ride, but also your overall state of health. Many of us struggle to drink enough water during the day & often overlook just how vital adequate hydration is for everything else in your life. However, as the weather improves, the […]

So worth it...

Recovering from a long ride…

A long ride can be tremendously satisfying, not least because you often get to see some wonderful things, but also because you know that your efforts will have taken you a step further along your path to a stronger, fitter version of you. However, your body needs to recover in order for you to experience […]


Climbing Hills

Hills are awesome. No, seriously, they are. They are bite-size challenges that provide instant feedback on how fit you are now and are a good measure of how far you have progressed. Let’s face it, not many of us have the time to put in 200km+ rides week-in, week-out, so it’s difficult to judge your progress […]

Strava Privacy

Strava: Protecting your privacy

Strava is a tremendous tool not just for motivating yourself to ride more, but also to meet like-minded cyclists in your area. However, as with most things on the internet, care should be taken. Heading out for a long ride & posting your results and your route onto Strava when you are done is rather addictive, particularly […]

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 […]