Often the meal most undervalued, yet super important is the one post ride. The highest priority after exercise is to think about recovery, it involves reloading carbohydrate fuel stores, repairing and building new muscle tissue, and re-hydrating. Good nutrition is so important as too often people reward exercise with processed and highly refined foods such [...]
With the correct tools and know how, a puncture needn’t be a catastrophe. Whether you own a Road Bike, Mountain Bike, Hybrid/Commuter Bike, BMX, Folding Bike or a Cyclocross bike, this step by step guide to puncture repair will get you back in the saddle in no time.
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As with all exercise nutrition plans, what and when to eat is very specific to the individual and the intensity of the session. For short intensity exercise not much fuelling is required as you should have enough glucose on board already if you have followed our pre-ride tips and you eat a good diet generally. [...]
So you’ve invested in a bike and are enjoying getting out and about, maybe you’ve even been inspired to try an event – now you need to know how to look after your trusty steed. Rutland Cycling, have over 30 years of experience in keeping bikes on the road and helping people to get the [...]
You’ve got your training programme down to a tee but you’re still not 100% sure what you should be eating to help improve your performance and maximise your recovery?
The first thing to mention is that a sportive is not a race, it is an organised, long distance cycling event; and with the growth in popularity of cycling the number of sportives has soared over recent years with new events popping up all over the place.
Since the first one opened over ten years ago trail centres have sprung up around the UK, making it easier than ever to go mountain biking. These centres usually provide you with a bike hire/shop, a bike wash, a café and marked trails – sometimes man-made, sometimes natural. It may have taken some of the [...]
Send us your cycling related questions and we will ask one of our panel of exerts to answer them for you. This time we look at back and neck pain with chiropractor Emily Mason.
To really get the most out of your bike it’s advised that you have a professional bike fit. But are they really worth the money and what can you expect from it?
Are you joining the Sportsister team at one of the two Cycletta cycling events this autumn? Here are our top tips to make sure you are ready for race day.