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December 11, 2018

     ”My blue line”, they say, ”I hate to see my blue line fall like this”. 
     “My CTL is not changing, I am not getting fitter”
     “My TSB is too low, I’m tired”

 As many of us become more and more intrigued regarding our knowledge of training and performance, we...

November 23, 2018

A crisp morning air,  we cast our breath, exhaust gases from the pump house of our aerobic system. On a warmer day, we wouldn't see the outcome of all the noise and work going into each and every pedal stroke. The grind, the humming, the clanking of metal. 

We...

October 15, 2018

There's a phrase you start to hear around this time in cycling circles, mostly at coffee stops as we all enjoy the relaxed mood of the off-season. Never too inquisitive, but just uncomfortable enough that you don't want to answer fully.

'What are your plans for next yea...

September 14, 2018

Following on from our muscle cramps blog we've put together a piece on stretching to complim 

A subject filled with mystery and debate, it is something that almost everyone has an opinion on. Some swear by it, while others argue that it is physiologically impossible, it...

August 31, 2018

Powermeters have become associated with training seriously in cycling and with the market now awash with the excellent value it's important we use these precision instruments as best we can. We have put together a list of five common mistakes we see, and the good news...

August 10, 2018

It is a condition that many have suffered from, some knowing, some perhaps unknowing, but ask most what it actually is, and the descriptions will often be rather vague.

Yes, the clue is in the title, but how do we quantify it?

Are there various stages, and if so what sta...

July 23, 2018

It's a moment many of us will have had and one which strikes a note of fear into a crescendo of panic in any racing scenario. It could well be argued that it i

June 26, 2018

After only one week of the FIFA World Cup many of you may be ready for smashing the nearest TV at the shear dearth of cycling currently on show and the exhausting group phases of the beautiful game's premier event.

Alternatively may want to take in as much as you can wh...

May 7, 2018

Spring seems to have finally arrived. On the other hand, it's only 5 months until winter!! An unbearable thought, and one that should be pushing us all on to make the most of the longer days and better riding conditions. 

One such way is through the sportive season and...

April 27, 2018

The intentions were good. You took two days off the bike following a hard training block or back-to-back races and were expecting the rewards to flood in!

You hit send from the cockpit to the engine room and the reply was

'Computer say's NO!'

Your legs are screaming one m...

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