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Injury happens even to the best cyclists, and gaining weight while out of action is a major concern.
So we’ve teamed up with the nutrition experts at Mac-Nutrition, to bring you these 5 top tips on how to make a speedy recovery without piling...
Confused by all the nutrition advice out there? With all the misinformation and contradicting studies, you can be left wondering what you can eat.
One thing's for sure; you should take what you've been told about nutrition with a pinch of salt...
High quantities of cheese and bread and the French are still one of the healthiest and slimmest nations; so how do they do it?
Here are the best eight foods and diet tips from around the world to help us stay healthy and ride happy.
It's tempting to just get on your bike and go, but you could easily be setting yourself up for a fall if you neglect the following fundamentals.
Here is a list of the 5 things we recommend that you do before your next ride.
number 1 is...
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...
'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...
There’s only one thing that’s better than going fast on a bike – going faster!
Here are The Cycling Bug’s 16 top tips on how to shift through the gears and gain some ground.
What’s the fastest you’ve ever been on your bike? Post your times...
One of problems cyclists face when trying to shed the pounds is how to maintain their energy levels so that their cycling doesn't suffer. Nutrition experts, Mac-Nutrition, tell us how you can still feel great whilst losing weight.
1. Do NOT...
Core work is often spoken about it relation to cycling and certainly should be cyclists best friend. Here's The Cycling Bug's 5 signs your core is weak.
Finding the right saddle can be seem like Goldilocks searching for the right bed, some are too hard, others too soft. Follow our tips to find one that’s just right.
Enjoying your weekend cycle .....however with so may components making up your bike it is important to make sure all is in working order to have a safe ride.
We have put a few pointers together to make sure your bike is safe to ride.
Cycling is great for weight loss; an hour in the saddle can burn up to 1000 calories.
With proper nutrition, it can help you to lose extra weight quickly and safely...which will help you to ride faster in return.
So here's a simple plan that...
Rustling up a healthy meal can seem like a mammoth task, we're all guilty of opting for a lazy option of toast or a sandwich once in a while.
If you're cycling a lot it's important to eat well and fuel your exercise so you can perform at...
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.
It’s hard to know what to eat in between main meals that won’t derail your cycling diet.
At Bug Towers we’ve been as guilty as the next bug of stuffing our faces with the nearest fatty, sugar-loaded foods that are closest to hand.
So to save...
Negotiating restaurant meals can be a nightmare for runners. With all those fried foods, creamy sauces and delicious desserts, you can easily sabotage your hard training by eating out too often.
However, restaurant dining doesn’t have to be...
Iliotibial Band Syndrome is one of the most common overuse injuries among cyclists.
The symptoms are tenderness and pain down the outside of the thigh and across the outer part of the knee. If the symptoms are severe then the pain will come from the...
For those of you who need to brush up on your cycling lingo , a peloton is simply the main group of riders in a race or sportive .
This is real cycling. A pack of 30, 40….100 riders sweeping through the turns of some beautiful French village...
One of the best things you can do for your endurance training is to schedule a long ride (one that is considerably longer than your normal training distance) every week or two.
The long ride is the best workout to build endurance and improve fat burning...
We know you’re a busy bunch so a good breakfast goes a long way but sometimes your usual can feel so boring ...sorry porridge. These 5 breakfast recipes are all quick and set to give you all day energy by keeping you fuller for longer perfect for fuelling...
Cycling is an awesome workout for your legs, but if you really want to get pins like a fitness magazine cover model - male or female - you'll have to do more than just ride your bike.
Try these training tweaks to perfect your pins in time for summer...
As we move in to winter there'll be more chance you'll be swapping long weekend rides for sessions in the gym.
Stationary cycling isn't always the most fun, so here are 8 tips to help make it far more fun.
1. Cover the screen with...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – also known as Cyclist's Hand is a common injury among cyclists.
The symptoms tend to be numbness, tingling, or pain in your arm, hand, wrist, or little finger after being on the bike for an extended period of time...
Food and Nutrition
Fuelling your body effectively before a ride has huge impact on how you will perform.
To help you choose the best pre-cycle foods The Cycling Bug has teamed up with the nutrition experts at Mac-Nutrition who work with cyclists at all levels, from...
7 ultimate post ride warm down stretches
Stretching after a bike ride should involve a little more than raising your arms above your head, stifling a yawn, and thinking of the nearest pub which does a good roast.
But it needn’t be torture either...
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