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ISM Saddles - What are they all about?

Published on the 15th of May, 2018 by Sabever

ISM Saddles - What are they all about?   It's a universal truth that riding a bicycle for longer than thirty minutes can cause a sore bottom. Anyone who has ever ridden for even longer rides will know just how sore the chafing can be. Caused by a combination of inappropriate saddles, friction, heat and sweat, even the professionals suffer from it occasionally and have been known to abandon Grand Tours because of unbearably painful ...

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Published on the 12th of May, 2018 by

Pain Being a cyclist means that we have to put up with pain, muscular pain, saddle pain, and the occasional fall pain. We accept that the only engine is us (all recent motor doping aside) and we have to push our bodies hard to achieve the speeds we want. Are we all sadists? Are we motivated by trying to keep up with the Joneses? (or hopefully beating them)   Physically, physically, physically fit The pack ...

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Reasons why cyclists should consider making time for strength and conditioning.

Published on the 6th of May, 2018 by Simon

6 Reasons why cyclists should consider making time for strength and conditioning. Once the domain of bodybuilders and athletes involved in strength and power sports, resistance training is now universally accepted as a vital training component for endurance athletes and essential to overall health and well-being. In addition to improving riding, a resistance-training program done on a regular basis can go a long way toward improving quality of life.   Improves Bone Density There are ...

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A negative interest “Loan” to get a new bike? Yes Please!

Published on the 2nd of May, 2018 by Tarun

A negative interest “Loan” to get a new bike? Yes Please! I often get asked at work about the “Cycle to Work” Scheme, typically with statements such as “Is it really worth it?”, “I’ve heard you don’t save much” and “I hear you don’t get to own the bike”. All of these questions have come about due to the ...

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The dash-cam revolution

Published on the 1st of May, 2018 by

Say cheese In Russia, nearly every car has a dash cam. This is due to the lax and often corrupt law system which rarely gives a fair decision after an accident, even when first-hand accounts are provided. The dash cam is used to give irrefutable evidence to protect the driver from injustice. The UK has a slightly better system thankfully, but that does not mean we are safe from similar dangers. The main danger to ...

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What to take on your rides

Published on the 26th of April, 2018 by Sabever

What to take on your rides If you're planning to go for a ride at the weekend, what do you take? What the most important items that you should take on every ride without being loaded down with kit? Below is a list of the things that every rider should carry - and which won't be too heavy!   Puncture Repair Kit Whatever the distance of the ride you're planning, you should stick to the ...

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Why choose a GPS vs Phone?

Published on the 26th of April, 2018 by

Why choose a GPS vs Phone? Why bother getting a GPS head unit like the Garmin Edge 25, Edge 520 or Edge 1000 when you have a phone with similar functions in apps like Strava or mapmyride. Apps provide a good entry into recording data from rides and are easily accessible since we all carry a phone. However, most regular cyclists will agree that a specific piece of GPS technology such as a Suunto watch or a Wahoo ...

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Why do we ride ?

Published on the 24th of April, 2018 by Paul Cyprus

Why do we ride ? Ask a hundred people and you’ll get a hundred different answers . For some it’s a hobby, for others it’s transport, maybe fitness too .but ..For some of us it’s a passion that goes beyond any realm of normality. We’re hooked, line and sinker. Many of us have bikes hanging on our walls that are worth more than the wife’s ...

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