Robert Hicks

Robert Hicks

Robert Hicks is a health and fitness writer for Cycling Weekly, Cycling Active and Cycling Fitness magazines. Since graduating from university with a degree in sports science, Robert has written for national newspapers and numerous lifestyle magazines along side the cycling mags. He is also co-author of Fitter, Further, Faster; the complete guide to sportive riding, which is published by Bloomsbury. He is a keen cyclist, cricketer and wannabe golfer.

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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…

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Why core strength is important for cyclists

Cycling prowess is about more than just leg power: resistance training will help build the muscles that keep you stable in the saddle while increasing metabolic health and bone density,…

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Can you be fat but fit?

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

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Winter’s here: Flu fighting foods

If you eat the right foods you’ll find there’s nothing inevitable about winter flu season. We suggest foods to keep you flu free and riding on.

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Cycling to work: Don’t give up!

As the weather takes a turn for the worse and the nights start to draw in closer, the thought of riding to and from work during winter becomes ever less…

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Can cycling help your sex life?

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