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Can cycling compromise your immune system?

Training hard should make you perform better on the bike — but could a tough session actually compromise your immune system, leaving you vulnerable to other problems? Words by George

RideLondon-Surrey 100 2014

Last minute training tips for RideLondon

RideLondon is approaching fast – and if you’re fighting rising waves of panic about making it round the 100 mile circuit, remember this: worrying solves nothing. Even if you’re bang…

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How to make your own recovery and energy drinks

You can buy any number of different energy and recovery drink concoctions, but sometimes it’s nice to know exactly what you’re putting in your body, and why. It’s possible to…

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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…

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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…

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 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…

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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…