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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

Recover powder drink

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…

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…

Eat right avoid muscle pain

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

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…

Saddle sore

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…

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…

Barbecue BBQ

The sun is blazing and so are the nation's barbecues, so what better time to run through healthiest and tastiest ways to cook alfresco

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For many cyclists, stretching is not at the top of the to-do list. Yet we know that just five minutes invested in lengthening tight muscles can reap big rewards in…

Pedalling

It’s one of the most basic functions of riding a bike — whatever kind of bike you favour — but many of us don’t give the efficiency of our pedalling…

Fuel right for training

If you’re staring down the barrel of a five-hour ride this year, you’ll need to know how to get round the route with your energy stores intact. Matt Hart of…