Sport and fitness

Lyme disease - what you need to know - 23 Aug 2017 - Article
Lyme Disease, you may have heard of it, but what do you know of it? Is it relevant to cyclists? “Yes, most definitely.” as Cycling UK is told by Lyme Disease Action (LDA), the national charity set up to provide accurate information about ticks and Lyme disease.

 
 
What to eat when you are cycling - 3 Aug 2017 - Article
Cycling is a fickle thing, some days you can cycle for hours and feel that you could stay in the saddle forever. Other days you get to the 20 mile mark, have no energy left at all and 'bonk'! Ultimately, your body will never perform optimally if there’s nothing there to fuel whatever exercise you plan on doing. Triathlete Claire Lloyd gives her advice on what to eat and drink when you are cycling.

 
 
Bike test: Wiggle Road Bike - 26 Jul 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Shop carefully and it’s possible to get a capable road bike for less than £300. Cycle Editor Dan Joyce goes bargain hunting

 
 
If you think cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats is a challenge, try doing it in the hottest weather the UK has seen for 40 years at the age of 70! New Cycling UK members Mark Mathews and Clive Lindley-Jones, both septuagenarians, have just done exactly that.

 
 
Great rides: What's a Challenge Ride really like? - 25 May 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Cycling UK’s new Challenge Ride Series kicked off in Stevenage in the late March sunshine. Tony Upfold was there

 
 
A guide to smart-phone cycling apps - 15 Dec 2016 - Cycle Magazine
Long gone are the days when we had to buy a dedicated cycling computer to tell us how far and fast we were riding — now we can find out all that from our smart-phones. In fact, with new products appearing all the time, it’s incredible just how many different ways of your cycling life can be assisted with the right cycling app. Journalist and Cycling UK member Matt Lamy lists the best ones around.

 
 
What size bike do I need? - 6 Oct 2016 - Cycle Magazine
Getting the right size bike seldom requires a professional fitting session. Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce gives some guidelines to help you pick the right size bike.

 
 
A well-maintained bicycle is not only a pleasure to ride but safer and more reliable than one that is neglected and allowed to deteriorate through use. Effective maintenance is an on-going process that keeps the machine in good working order at all times. Here's the technical editor of Cycle magazine Richard Hallett's guide to keeping your cycle working well.

 
 
Everyone who cycles will at some point have to fix a flat tyre. With help from our friends at BikeRadar, who are supporting Bike Week, we've got a video and step-by-step guide to patching an inner tube on your bike. It's a quick and easy way to fix a puncture.

 
 
In their quest for the ultimate performance nutrition, cyclists and sports scientists will turn their tastebuds to anything from a cousin of cannabis to the afterburn effects of a curry. With help from our friends at BikeRadar, who are supporting Bike Week, we take a look at the secret superfoods you should be eating – and why…

 
 
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