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Time to rethink your cycling goals?  Here's how to set sustainable goals for the year ahead

Time to rethink your cycling goals? Here’s how to set sustainable goals for the year ahead

One of the great things about life on two wheels is that the multitude of cycling goals you can set for yourself is huge! The most important first step is to figure out which goal will energize you and motivate you to cycle (and we’ll give you plenty of suggestions throughout this article!). Then the …

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How ultracycling athletes train for peak fitness

How ultracycling athletes train for peak fitness

Lounge talks to three ultracyclists preparing for Race Across India on how to train and manage nutrition /health/fitness/how-ultracycling-athletes-train-for-maximum-fitness-111672141325203.html 111672141325203 story In 2018, Mahesh Kini took up cycling as a hobby. He started with short rides around Mumbai and gradually progressed to long-distance patents, improving his mileage and speed over time. In November last year he …

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Nutrition for long bike rides: what to eat before, during and after to avoid "bonkings" and maximize your fitness gains while cycling

Nutrition for long bike rides: what to eat before, during and after to avoid “bonkings” and maximize your fitness gains while cycling

Nutrition is a tough thing to master for shorter rides, let alone longer rides. The last thing we want to experience is the dreaded “bonk”, especially away from home, and ideally we want to limit the pain in our legs that we feel the next day. So how do you refuel for trips longer than …

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Six Strava analytics tools recommended by a cycling coach, and their "training value" explained

Six Strava analytics tools recommended by a cycling coach, and their “training value” explained

We all want to become better cyclists. Whether you’re looking for how to ride faster and increase your average speed on a solo ride, looking to improve your climbing and establish a PB on your local steep hill killer or trying to build up your bike endurance for big mile days. We turned to a …

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10 ways cycling improves your physical and mental health

10 ways cycling improves your physical and mental health

“], “filter”: { “nextExceptions”: “img, blockquote, div”, “nextContainsExceptions”: “img, blockquote”} }”> The prospect of cycling can be difficult at this time of year. For most of us in the northern hemisphere, temperatures have dropped, seasons have changed, and there may even be snow on the ground. Luckily, virtual cycling platforms like Zwift can keep us …

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Ask a cycling coach, "Will I get a lot of benefit from using brand name sports nutrition products - or will any carb do?"

Ask a cycling coach, “Will I get a lot of benefit from using brand name sports nutrition products – or will any carb do?”

By now, we’re all aware of the benefits of properly fueling a bike. When we exercise, we use the fats and carbohydrates (glycogen) stored in our body. While even the leanest professional athlete has more than enough fat stores for one workout, we all only have limited glycogen stores. Glycogen is stored in the liver …

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Cycling accident leaves professional cyclist injured

Cycling accident leaves professional cyclist injured

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'Cycling is my medicine': Operation Close Pass pioneer refuses to let chronic pain curb his ride

‘Cycling is my medicine’: Operation Close Pass pioneer refuses to let chronic pain curb his ride

This article was originally published in The print edition of Cycling Weekly in the long term MY FITNESS CHALLENGE Series. When he wasn’t riding ‘undercover’ to catch motorists endangering cyclists, ‘Operation Close Pass’ founder PC Mark Hodson trained with his local Tamworth RMCC club. But last fall he was diagnosed with an inflammatory arthritis disease …

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