How to Train for a Century Bike Race

If you have found that cycling has become more than a work commute and just pottering about at weekends on your bike, you may realize that you are ready to take the next step up and try a century bike ride. A century ride or race consists of riding one hundred miles within half a day, that is to say twelve hours. Many cycling clubs arrange century events to raise money for either charity or the club and this is a great way to get into the event. (more…)

Endurance Cycling Strategies

Riding endurance races does not need just stamina and really good health, it also is critical to have a good strategy during the entire race. In this blog we look at the strategies you must focus on not during the race itself, but as a way to prepare for the big day. (more…)

How to Train for Criterium Bike Races

If you are not into endurance bike racing then it is a fair bet that you prefer criterium races, as a spectator sport criterium races are hard to beat as they are much shorter than endurance races and show explosive power. To train to race for criterium you must, first of all, get to a required level of fitness, then start to do race-specific types of training that is purposely designed to help you finish. (more…)

How to Prepare for Your First Cycle Race

You may have been stepping up your cycling training and lengthening your rides, but is that enough to prepare you for your first race? In some respects, it may well be, but there are other aspects of cycle races that do not just rely on stamina and how well you can ride a bike. In this blog we look at all the aspects of looking forward to your first cycle race and how to prepare for it. (more…)

Community in Sport

The modern world makes it easy for people to feel isolated, as the rise of individualism has replaced a lot of traditional community structures. This makes it difficult for people to form new friendships and to create significant support systems around them. Historically, sport has been a great way to bring people together and to create new communities. Despite the world’s recent shift in focus towards individualism, sport remains a great opportunity to unite people and forge new connections. (more…)

Cycling for Health – Part 2

In part one of the blog of how cycling is really good for your health we looked at many benefits going for a quick spin on your bike including, building muscles, better wellbeing, weight loss, and better lung health. In our second part we look at even more great ways that cycling improves your health including even your sex life! (more…)

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