Robert Hicks


Can you be fat but fit?

Can you be fat but fit? We look at the science of a contentious question

Beetroot juice nitrate for web

How to use nitrate to boost cycling performance

Since research discovered beetroot juice could significantly improve aerobic performance, more and more cyclists have begun looking seriously at the red root vegetable as a means of getting an edge…

no bake bar

How to make your own recovery bars (videos)

The recovery window is one of the most important aspects of cycling performance. It’s here where you will rebuild damaged muscle tissue, refill empty glycogen stores and restore hydration levels.…

Sex and cycling featured

Can cycling help your sex life? (video)

Cycling isn’t the geeky loser’s sport it once was. Now it’s official: cycling can improve not only your pulling power, but also your performance

banish back pain

How to prevent back pain (video)

As soon as you perch on the saddle, clip into your pedals and reach forwards for your handlebars, your back is put into a somewhat unnatural position. As your spine…

Altitude Centre

How far would you go to be a better cyclist?

While on the face of it cycling has never been in better shape, with participation levels continuing to soar, behind the smiles, saddles and sportives lies a peculiar world, where…

5 Breakfasts Before You Ride STILL

Five pre-ride breakfasts for cyclists (video)

Breakfast is the nutritional foundation of your day, kick-starting your metabolism and fuelling your body for whatever you have in store. So why don’t you give breakfast the respect it…

cycling rehydration

Is milk a good rehydration option?

A new study suggests that milk-based products rehydrate with greater efficiency than beverages custom-designed for the task

Cycling Active Feb 2015

Cycling Active February 2015

Cycling Active magazine February 2015 issue is on sale now at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newagents priced £4.75

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Christmas eating: a weighty issue?

Christmas is traditionally a time of overindulgence, but you don’t need to pig out and pile on the pounds. Eat the right seasonal treats and you won’t have to worry…


Cycling Active January 2015

Cycling Active magazine January 2015 issue is on sale now at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £4.75