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You can put in all the hours of training in the world but if you keep making these common cycling mistakes you’re never going to reach peak performance.
Here are The Cycling Bug’s top 5 mistakes most cyclists make, so you can avoid them.
There's more to cleats than embarrassing cycling fails ; they're a key piece of kit, and can be make all the difference if you want to make your bike rides feel easier.
When cycling you have three contact areas with the bike. The handlebars...
Cycling is a fantastic way to lose weight and keep fit.
And if you put The Cycling Bug’s 10 tips below into practice you’ll reach your goals in double-quick time.
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Food and Nutrition
You don’t want to find yourself miles from home, trying to remember an episode of Bear Grylls so you can jump off your bike to forage for anything edible in the nearest field.
Avoid such a situation by stocking up on the right foods to eat before...
If you’ve never learned how to ride up hills properly they can be about as much fun as cleaning your chain.
But if you follow The Cycling Bugs top tips below, climbing will become a part of your ride that you look forward to as much as the descents...
weight loss tips
running for weight loss
Cycling has some incredible health benefits, and is an excellent form of exercise if you're wanting to lose weight, as it acts as a full body workout. However, starting out cycling as a beginner, especially when overweight can be a daunting challenge...
Join The Running Bug's 30 Day Ab Challenge and get great abs in 30 days.
Simply print out the plan below and perform the exercises listed for each day.
If you are unsure of any of the exercises, click the links below.
Print out our easy to follow daily exercise plan and take on the 30 Day Fat Burn Challenge with hundreds of other Cycling Bug members.
'Bonking’ is every cyclists’s nightmare. You know you’ve bonked when your legs turn to jelly, your lungs can’t get enough air, and your brain’s saying you can’t go on.
Here's The Cycling Bug's top tips to beat 'the bonk' every time...
Join The Cycling Bug’s 30 day plank challenge to strengthen your core and improve your cycling in under a month.
The Cycling Bug's 12 week novice 100km training plan
You will be able to ride further and quicker by the time you finish the 12 week block, and you'll have learned a variety of different training techniques, you should be ready to take on a 100km...
The weekly shop can be a minefield, especially when all the foods you thought were healthy end up being pretty bad for you.
Here is The Cycling Bug's list of the 5 worst foods you could possibly eat, have a look and make sure these don't feature...
Coffee and cycling, the perfect pairing. There aren't many of us that aren't guilty of using a mug of the good stuff to boost pedal power, or changing a route to pass our favourite coffee shop.
Luckily, it turns out coffee doesn't just...
Adapting your cycling position can make more difference than you may realise.
Something as small as moving your seat down or up half an inch could prevent injury as well as maximuse your power output
Here are the 5 tell tale signs you're...
It's now generally accepted among sports scientists and endurance experts that stronger legs will make you a better cyclist, over all distances. But what's the best way to build strength in your lower body, and what are the cycling benefits? ...
They make getting up hills easier, pedalling on the flat effortless and give you traction on a descent...
Here are The Cycling Bug's top tips for making the most of your gearing.
How many gears do you have on your bike? And how many do you use...
Burning fat, losing weight, and toning up is never an easy journey; even though you might be eating healthily and running more, sometimes you need a little extra encouragement. Here are 5 fat burning tips you've probably never heard of.
Sometimes, dragging yourself out of bed for a cycle can seem like mission impossible. But if you can find a way then the benefits to your health, and your cycling, are immense.
Here's 10 tips we've compiled to help you slide from beneath your...
The right diet is essential if you want to cycle faster, and certain superfoods can really help you perform at your peak.
Here's The Cycling Bug's guide to the 5 best foods you can eat to maximise your rides, and increase your speed.
If you love cycling, then sportives are great to be involved in. They're fun, fast and there are hundreds happening it the UK every year to suit all levels of cyclist.
We've teamed up with pro cycling coach Tom Craggs , to give you the ultimate...
Join Cycling Bug’s 30 day muffin top challenge to melt away your muffin top in under a month.
If there's one thing most cyclists do a lot of it's sitting. We sit down at our desks, we sit down to work and we sit down to eat dinner. Add in sitting on a bike for 1-5 hours and it's no wonder a lot of us get back pain.
Back pain can...
Whether you’ve been using the winter to cram in miles and miles of steady riding or whether your bike was banished to the garage, you probably aren’t exactly where you want to be for the summer.
We’ve got three workouts that will...
To some spin classes sound like torture; sitting on a stationary bike, in a darkened room, being yelled at by a burly instructor.
But that’s only if you haven’t been to a good one.
We love spin classes at Bug Towers. And to help give you the...
Join The Cycling Bug's 30 Day Squat Challenge to tone your bum and thighs in as little as 30 days.
Just print out the plan below, or save it to your phone or tablet and perform the number of squats listed each day.
It might seem like a lot...
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