Ride Faster Blog

  • Man Up To Avoid Cramp

    Great tweet from @MTFU_training:  Cramp: It’s just your bodies way of reminding you to train harder for next time. #mtfu This isn’t as tongue in cheek as it initially seems. Possible explanations of cramp include: Dehydration Loss of electrolytes (sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium etc) Not stretching enough Not warming up enough Muscle imbalance causing one muscle to do too much work Having said ... Read full post
  • Iron Man

    Now, first of all, please for one minute don’t start thinking we’re triathlon fans.  We promise you will never ever see us even dare to offer advice on how to swim through seaweed, wetsuit reviews or “how to stick/paint your race number to your arm” tutorials. The reason the title is such is because we were ... Read full post
  • My Turbo Training Session Is Too Short!

    Some people were complaining that their local club’s turbo sessions were too short – they clearly weren’t working hard enough!! Read full post
  • Chain Reaction Cycles Save A Fortune!!

    Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR Wheels RRP £1400.00 – NOW £799.99, SAVE £600 (43%) Read full post
  • 10% Off Wheels, Tyres And Inner Tubes At Wiggle

    You lucky things by coming to our site you’ve found out about this great voucher code – when you buy wheels, tyres or inner tubes on www.wiggle.co.uk just type in: WHEELS-10 In the Voucher Code box and get 10% off. Hurry though as this offer ends Monday 17/09/2012 at 2pm.   Read full post
  • Easy Weight Loss

    We need to use 3500 calories to lose 1 lb (approx half a kilo) of body fat. If you go out on your bike 3 times a week and use 1000 calories then you’ve used 3000 per week.  Do you really ride 3 times a week, even during holidays, Christmas, when it’s p*ssing down,  when there’s ... Read full post
  • Fitness Testing – The Lactate Threshold Test

    So the heatwave is over (yes that was it!) and winter is upon us!  Ok ok we want a lifelong summer too but we’re just saying, it’s a bit nippy in the mornings and we’re thinking (only thinking) about our winter training schedule that’s just around the corner! During September/October it’s worth testing yourself to see ... Read full post
  • Tour Of Britain

    What better a way to find out more about road racing than watching Wiggo and Cav in the www.tourofbritain.com starts tomorrow in Ipswich:-) Read full post