Elite Indoor Cycle Training

I like a challenge – I’m still a competitor at heart. But the distance involved in travelling to practice and, the onset of colder weather means my training has to be adapted. Yes, I can go out into the smaller hills in my local National Park, the Dales. They’re truly beautiful, but the winter is coming. Yesterday we had snow! My wife’s parents sent a picture of it.

Yes, I’ll be back onto the rollers again I guess, spinning away and wiping away the sweat, as I try to retain my legs in readiness for spring or a crisp winter day. It won’t give me the strength though, just the stamina, which as a former distance athlete God or my parents already gave me.

Exercise Hydration

Sodium is a main electrolyte found in sweat and plays an important role in fluid balance in the body and in athletes’ performance. Sodium loss can vary a lot between individuals and is also pretty stable within an individual too. How do you determine if you are a salty sweater and how much sodium should you consume to keep hydration levels optimized? One thing is certain, and that is the issue of correct hydration and fluid replacement for athletes, so let’s examine this.

Feedback Omnium Trainer Review

Stuck for trainer options due to space? This well engineered trainer from Feedback combines the best aspects of rollers & fixed trainer

Ladies Cycling Kits

Women’s cycling kit matters, because having uncomfortable clothing, or a women’s cycling jersey that causes chaffing or doesn’t offer support, can turn an enjoyable ride into an ordeal.

Maeve Plouffe Interview 2020

We thought that it was time to catch up with this rising star of world cycling, Australian rider Maeve Plouffe. Time for a chat then…

ALÉ Ladies Seamless Wool Baselayer

Base layers have become more popular. It’s not simply about keeping you warm, as the latest garments also manage moisture and have lots of other technical features.

Bike Box Alan

They keep things plain and simple in Yorkshire; nowt is wasted, including unnecessary words or titles. It’s a bike box and guess what … it’s made by Alan.

Craft Cadence Handlebar Bag

Commuting is on the increase, along with that basic fun style of cycling, where you simply want to take a ride with friends or family to nice places. Those trips where you’re more interested in the place than the speed. It’s commuting and fun social cycling where the Craft Cadence Handlebar Bag comes into its own.

Elite Mia and Mia Thermo Bottles

It’s quite refreshing to see world leading brands like Elite bringing back the ‘Full Metal Jacket’ cycling water bottle, with no plastic used in its construction. Following on from their Bio Green water bottles, this dynamic Italian brand are using their technical knowledge and expertise to help us older cycling kids to be greener.

How to do Triathlon and be a Woman

Enjoy the strength and beauty of your youth. As long as life is not pleasant to us, it passes. In 20 years, you will look at your photos with a feeling that you do not understand now. How many possibilities were open to you and how amazing you really looked.

Taking a Training Break

It’s an off-season for many runners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes. It’s crucial to take a break from intensive training and to allow yourself to rest and recover properly before the next race season. Not only does your body need a break, but your mind does too. 🙂

Riding The Classics – La Flèche Wallonne

This is the ultimate cycling challenge in Wallonia, in the beautiful Belgian region of Spa. I rode the heroic 215km route in 2018, taking in the famous climbs of Stockeu, Wanneranval and Rosier and I can promise you breathtaking views and great satisfaction when you add this classic to your personal palmarès.

ALÉ PRR Versilia Ladies LS Jersey and Bibs

We all know that some winter days can be mild, and that autumn simply isn’t as cold as winter. Add to this, the colder early spring days and you’ve got the reason why ALÉ developed the Versilia jersey and bib shorts. It’s the transition kit that you need between the seasons. Best off all, it’s super stylish. It’s feminine and modern and fits superbly too, which is very important 😉

ALÉ PRR Green Race Ladies Bib Tights

Winter is a time when we want to be warm and comfortable, but we also want to look good. These eco-friendly bib tights from ALÉ allow me to ride well and show my style and athleticism too – after all, I’m a woman 🙂

ALÉ Graphics PRR Green Road Winter Womens Long Sleeve Jersey

If you’re looking for feminine style and cold weather performance, together with excellent adherence to eco-friendly recycling fabrics, then ALÉ have the answer in this super stylish jersey. Read what Larisa makes of it here…

Yakima High Road Tyre Hold Bike Carrier

The Yakima High Road is a top of the range heavy duty piece of engineering, designed with typical Japanese effectiveness. The front wheel is locked into place by a moveable set of hoops that wrap around the wheel. Simply lift the bike up and place the front wheel into the front hoop, bring the second hoop in towards the wheel and tighten things up with a calibrated ratchet that clicks when the correct tension is applied.

Alé Mens Klimatik KTour Bib Shorts

‘Bib shorts in autumn and winter’ I hear you exclaim! Yes, because Italian brand Alé have worked out that riders often need performance shorts for those colder days, and they’ve used their knowledge and know how to produce the Klimatik K-TOUR shorts.

Thermal and elastic, the K-TOUR bibshort is designed for riding in particularly humid mid-winter days, and is also really useful in autumn and in early spring. It’s a perfect kit item for the serious cyclist. And, you can also add warmers if you’re not from the north… we’re used to the cold 😉