Robert Hicks

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

Beetroot juice nitrate for web

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

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

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

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

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…

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We’re always being told to work on our core. A strong set of conditioned muscles will help improve stability and posture on the bike, reduce the risk of injury and…

5 Breakfasts Before You Ride STILL

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

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

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

pedal

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,…