Welcome to our Advice Section

Here we will post our latest advice on a number of subjects including training, nutrition, ride safety and more.

Ride Hungry?

What It Is: The technical term for riding on empty is fasted training—basically, eating minimal to no carbohydrates before a ride. But should you Ride Hungry? How It Works: During exercise, your body uses two kinds of stored energy: fast-burning glycogen derived from...

The best cycling glasses: a buyer’s guide

What should you look for when buying a new pair of cycling sunglasses, and how much should you be looking to pay? Cycling glasses are an essential item for most riders throughout the year. In the summer, they provide a traditional use and keep the sun out of your eyes...

Zwift: your complete guide

What Zwift is, how it works, and what equipment you need What is Zwift? Zwift is an interactive training game where your pedaling on a trainer drives your avatar around a course. The harder you pedal, the faster you go. You can ride with thousands of other riders...

Seven cycling tips to beat snow and ice this winter

Wintry weather needn't stop you getting out on your bike Winter has an icy grip on the UK, with temperatures plummeting and large parts of the country seeing significant snowfalls. It’s nothing new – snow and ice represent a significant hazard for UK cyclists most...

Hydration… is it important over winter?

So winter is officially here, but on the plus side we've got past the shortest day so we can officially start counting down the days to spring and the start of another season of cycling. While there are those amongst us who will have hung up their summer wheels until...

Should Cyclists Do CrossFit?

It’s safe to say that, unless you’ve spent the last few years literally living in the saddle, you have heard of CrossFit. CrossFit, which is best known for short but intense workouts that aren’t for the faint of heart, has dominated the fitness scene for the last...

Mountain bike buying guide

What are mountain bikes? Mountain bikes are incredibly versatile all-terrain bikes. They feature higher volume tyres and suspension - this allows them to gain traction, and provide comfort, even on rough off-road trails. Within the mountain bike category there are...

Cycling Apparel – Important at Any Fitness Level

It is easy to categorise yourself into classes depending on your comfort, knowledge and physical characteristics. In fact, we do it almost unconsciously. Think about it. Are you small, medium, or large? Are you short or tall? Are you an athlete or a bookworm? Are you...