My First Sportive in 10 Years: Engadin Radmarathon 97km…

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Below is my experience of riding the Engadin Radmarathon  97km in Swtizerland. (“Rad” is German for “bike”). You’ll find useful details here if you decide to ride it for the first time, or are passing through this area of Switzerland by bike.  Please note, this is a long post. At the last minute, my brother and […]

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The Renaissance – coming back to cycling, my story…

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Hey, fellow cyclists – how is your cycling going and what events have you planned? I’m back! and I’m on my bike like it’s a new renaissance. I’m a born again cyclist.  I think this has much to do with my brother getting on his bike and posting some awesome times up the climbs via […]

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How To Stop Your Glasses Fogging Up When Cycling…

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One of the biggest winter cycling problems is having your sunglasses mist up repeatedly when out on a bike ride. I often used to suffer with steamed up glasses especially when stopping at lights, or climbing long hills. As one slows down or stops, so the sunglasses mist up to the point your vision is […]

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Do You Have A Post Ride Recovery Routine? Start Today For Faster Cycling

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Do you pay attention to how you recover after a bike ride?  Do you have a set routine whereby you know what you’re doing from the moment you get off the bike? I know that sounds a little pedantic, but if you’re looking to recover as quick as you can, then it’s important to establish […]

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Want to CLIMB LIKE A PRO, Explode Your Fitness – and feel terrific for it?

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Struggling to climb faster? Want to keep up with friends, or beat them to the top? Or, is it that you simply want to get that “feel good” feeling back into your cycling, get into the shape of your life and be able to ride the mountains, exploring new limits you never new you had? […]

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How To Keep Hydrated During A Cyclosportive

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Keeping yourself properly fuelled during a long bike ride is paramount to your success at sportives.  Research suggests that a loss of 2% bodyweight due to dehydration alone can reduce cycling performance by as much as 20%! Similarly, without keeping your carbohydrate stores topped up on a long bike ride, you will experience the dreaded […]

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How To Prepare Your Final Weeks Before A Mountain Sportive

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Going to the Alps or high mountains this summer for your major mountainous sportive? Perhaps it’s the L’Etape, or La Marmotte… I know you’ve put a huge amount of time and training in for this event.  No doubt it has been months and months of training over hilly rides and battling through the horrendous weather […]

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How to Choose A Top Quality Pair Of Fingerless Cycle Gloves

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Wondering why you need a pair of fingerless cycle gloves other than seeing other riders wearing them?  Are you often overwhelmed with the choice of fingerless cycle gloves at the local bike shop and just grab-and-go with the cheapest you can find? First, let’s get clear why every cyclist should wear a set of good […]

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What to EAT 24 hours before your First Sportive?

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Wondering what to eat 24 hours before your first sportive? If you’re wondering what to eat the day before your long distance event, then relax!  Now is not the time to start reducing calories or eating some new ‘sports nutrition’ you are unaccustomed to!  If you’ve not eaten the healthiest choices over the past 3 […]

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How To Fuel Cycling Energy For A Sportive

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Wondering how to fuel cycling energy for a long bike ride or sportive? Ok, let’s start from the basics of how your body fuels itself when cycling.  When you understand the basic underpinning principles, it will make it easy to see how all of this works together for you. To make this easy for you, […]

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