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
  • The Leg Press

    Ok so we have been asked about whether the leg press is a good exercise and shouldn’t we all be doing squats instead. Well, yes squats are by far one of the most useful, functional, multi-joint, compound, fandabbydozy for cyclists but don’t completely blank the poor leg press machine sitting there all sad in the corner! Leg ... Read full post
  • Lance Armstrong

    Turns out he was right, it’s not about the bike!   Read full post
  • Get Up To £100 Off At Wiggle!

    Hey If you spend £200 before 2pm on 11th October they’ll give you £40 0ff – just chuck in voucher code SAVE-40 at the checkout. If you spend £500 they’ll only bloody give you £100 off – just chuck in voucher code SAVE-100 at the checkout. Now go on, treat yourself and click here: Wiggle Online Cycle Shop   Read full post
  • Diets Don’t Work

    Lunch yesterday with the parents. Mum’s soup lunch cos “she’s dieting!”   Come on people do you really think that a cup of processed powder is going to be better for you in the long run…….?! Read full post
  • Spend Very Little But Go Very Fast

    Not got a power meter but want to race faster next year?   Read full post
  • Omega 3

    We asked 100 people: “What is the ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 essential fatty acids?” Don’t worry, 98 of them didn’t know either 😉 Whilst planning next year and working out how many ways you can improve on your 2012 results think about how much reading you do; websites like this, Twitter, Facebook, magazines, books. ... Read full post
  • Train Your Weaknesses Not Your Strengths

    We were lucky enough to be chatting to an Elite cyclist at the weekend who, at 60kg, was never going to win any sumo wrestling competitions but we did ask him why he races so many Belgium Kermesses when he is ideally built for hilly races yet they are held on pan flat roads. His answer? “You ... Read full post
  • Lose Weight Quicker

    Ride Slower And Leave The Carbs At Home To Ride Faster And Lose Weight Quicker Ok so, let’s try to keep this simple. When you train hard your main source of energy comes from the food/carb drinks/gels that you have recently eaten/drunk/stuffed down your gob.  Once those carbs hit your bloodstream they are known as glycogen. When you ... Read full post