Ride Faster Blog

  • Additional date for Novice Racers’ Coaching Days – 28th April

    Group Feedback Ardingly **We have a New Date – Sunday 28th April 2019** (The Surrey Cycle Racing League and The South East Road Racing League require that all 4th Cats (Novices) attend two coaching sessions prior to entering)   Clean chains only please. From the first week in May, The Surrey Cycle Racing League put on a wonderful evening series for 4th Category riders every Friday ... Read full post
  • How To Stretch

    Cyclists spend a lot of time hunched over the bike and the act of cycling means that your muscles contract (and therefore shorten) thousands of times every hour. Stretching after riding keeps our muscles from shortening. Increasing our flexibility enables us to not only stay comfortable on our bikes and put out as much power as we ... Read full post
  • What Are Electrolytes?

    You know when you’ve just had diahhorea you can buy a powder in a sachet which you mix with water to replace the electrolytes (we thought that’d get your attention!) ?  Well, when you sweat you lose electrolytes too but what are they??  If these sports drinks come with electrolytes in or if you can ... Read full post
  • 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