If you plan on a long-distance ride, be it for competition or just for fun, you need to prepare carefully. While the health benefits of cycling are undeniable, there are some risks to the activity. Those risks become more pronounced when you push your body to ride for a long time. You’ll need to take certain precautions to reduce those risks and make the bike ride a true health-booster. Here are our top five tips to ensure your long-distance bike rides make you feel healthier – rather than making you feel awful!
Like any kind of exercising, cycling dehydrates your body, especially in hot weather. This post aims to tell you all you need to know about keeping your body adequately hydrated before, during, and after cycling.
A great feature on the Strava app is the ability to create your own custom cycling routes. This post is about how to create a route on Strava, and then how to follow your custom cycling route on your Smart phone or Garmin Edge bike computer.
5 compelling motivations to keep you cycling through the winter. It can be hard to stay motivated and keep cycling when the days are long and cold. Check out these 5 motivations to help you keep on cycling, so you can keep on experiencing the many mental and physical health benefits of cycling.
In this post, Guest Author Jamie Singer explains the science behind why stretching is important for cyclists. Learn how stretching can help you to reduce pain and cycle much more efficiently.
Here’s a video featuring the top 7 strength building exercises for cyclists. These exercises can all be done in the comfort of your own home. Get strong in the winter so you can enjoy a great summer on your bike! The exercises require minimal equipment, with most of them requiring only a yoga mat. Just three of these ten-minute workouts per week will help you to improve your cycling efficiency and power.
A year ago, I accepted that I will never actually do an epic charity bike ride such as the Ride to Conquer Cancer. But recently, all that has changed, and I have now resolved that I will do next year’s BC Ride to Conquer Cancer. Here’s how I came to be inspired to do this. I hope this post will inspire you too. Also includes links to useful training advice and other inspirational cycling posts.
An effective post-ride routine is a crucial part of good, structured bike training. Exercising smartly isn’t about completely wiping yourself out, and then doing it again on your next ride. Adequate recovery prepares your body for ongoing work-outs, so that ultimately you can really get fit.