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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…

Eat right avoid muscle pain

Prevent muscle pain with good cycling nutrition

Consuming protein and carbohydrate post-exercise can help your recovery from training, but what about the fuel you put into your body before and during a ride? >>> How to fuel for…

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Sleep well, ride well

How well you sleep affects health and performance, but few people get enough. Words by Vicky Ware

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Back Pain

Lower back pain? Don’t blame the bike!

Correct bike geometry and set-up are both vital for a healthy back, but as Andrew Hamilton explains, for some cyclists, fatigue produces undesirable changes in muscle movement which also affects…

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How to treat road rash

Unfortunately, if you ride enough, crashing is almost inevitable. The result is often lost skin where you have slid along the road. After suffering road rash, you’ll suffer a barrage…

Saddle sore

How to prevent saddle sores

Saddle sores are painful and may interrupt your training. A troublesome saddle or ill-fitting shorts are the commonest causes, though susceptibility to sores may be increased by poor nutrition and/or…