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It can sometimes be difficult to know which area to focus on in the search for better performance on the bike.
But the good thing about being a cyclist is that there are so many different aspects to the sport to look for improvement in. Whether...
Start The Cycling Bug's 30 day hill climb challenge and start to look forward to nailing those hill.
We have split the training into 4 categories to make sure you get an all round progression. Power, strength, stability and on the bike high gear...
Start The Cycling Bug's 30 day summer body challenge challenge and feel at your best when you hit the beach this year.
Just print the plan below, and follow the exercises as instructed.
Update us on your progress
If you want to take it to...
Hangovers, probably one of the worst things as an adult that we have to cope with, and a sure fire way to ruin a Sunday ride.
If you find yourself struggling with a hangover the morning after, then take a step back from fast food and have a go with...
No matter how much you train for a sportive , nothing can dig you out of a poorly paced event.
Your best performance will be delivered through managing your energy levels to ensure you burn the right mix of carbohydrates and stored fats, and fuelling...
Join The Cycling Bug’s 30 day plank challenge to strengthen your core and improve your cycling in under a month.
You've built up your cycling training, and now you're looking for a new challenge but where to start? We've teamed up with Human Race, the UK’s largest organiser of triathlon, swimming, cycling and running races to answer your questions about...
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12 week 100 mile beginner training plan
hour(s) 70 days / wk 4
How do I know if this is the right level for me?
Try this training plan if you've only been on a bike for...
Join Cycling Bug’s 30 day muffin top challenge to melt away your muffin top in under a month.
If you're wanting to make the move from amateur recreational cycling to more serious sportives and events , then learning how to do a cycling breakaway is a key skill.
A breakaway just means an individual or a small group of cyclists breaking...
If you've built up your cycling training and feel confident in your abilities, it might be time to challenge yourself with a triathlon.
There are cycling events taking place all the time suitable for everyone, but you definitely need to know what...
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...
Join The Cycling Bug's 30 day thigh challenge to tone and strengthen your legs in under a month.
Simply print out the plan below, and follow the plan day by day, ensuring you take time to rest as overdoing it can lead to injury .
8 week novice 30km training plan:
You will be able to ride further and quicker by the time you finish the 8 week block, and you'll have learned a variety of different training techniques.
In this plan you’ll need to ride 5 days a week with 2 rest...
Lunches can get boring, especially if it's just the same old sandwich filling day after day.
This pasta salad can be made in advance and keeps well in the fridge. The carbs are great for fuelling your rides, whilst there's just the right amount...
With the winter months in full swing, it’s inevitable that at times you'll head indoors to the warmth of the gym, and opt for a spin cycle instead of hitting the roads.
Snow, ice and poor visibility can make faster cycling outside dangerous...
Don't let man boobs scare you. Its never too late to get back into shape.
As long as you follow a healthy meal plan and get regular exercise there will be nothing stopping you.
What's your go-to chest exercise to battle the man boobs...
Everyone likes a sweet treat every now and then, but the comedown can be more damaging that you might think.
When your blood sugar drops your body naturally starts reaching for the high sugar, fatty foods to get your energy levels back up.
Join The Cycling Bug’s 30 Day Arm Challenge to add tone and definition to your arms in just a month.
It might seem like a lot to build up to, but you’ll be surprised by how quickly you can improve your strength.
Simply print out the...
Trying to sort out your diet can be a tricky job, especially when it's hard to know which 'health' foods are actually any good for you.
Here is The Cycling Bug's list of 'healthy' foods that are actually unhealthy. Avoid these...
There's not a household in Britain that doesn't end up having a few leftovers after Christmas dinner, and this pie is a great way to use them up.
This is a really easy one to make, and the recipe can be easily adjusted depending on how many...
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Personal training and individual one to one sessions are a brilliant way of being motivated to get your training done, but is your PT the right one for you as a cyclist?
We've teamed up with expert coaches Phoebe Thomas and Tom Craggs from runningwithus...
There's always a pressure not to indulge too much over the festive period, but relax, it’s only a few days and with a few careful choices you won’t pack on the pounds.
Eat everything, but small portion and find the good in the bad with these 6...
Each week we're going to be bringing you a new recipe especially for cyclists.
Today we've got shakshuka, a traditional middle eastern dish that's super simple to put together, and makes a perfect brunch after a long cycle.
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