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Cadence basics and why it’s important

Cadence basics and why it’s important

Picture this. You’re on your bike and you’re at the bottom of a 10 minute climb in your local neighbourhood. It’s a sweatfest but you always feel accomplished when you reach the top. Now picture yourself in two scenarios. #1 is you ‘grinding’ up the hill in a low...

Hey, How Are You Feeling?

Hey, How Are You Feeling?

It's been a weird month. I mean, how is it already mid April? It feels like it was only just the beginning of March, when everything was still sort of normal. When I had a routine (sort of), and friends to visit, and normal daily activities which have somehow dropped...

Help! I’m sore ‘down there’

Help! I’m sore ‘down there’

One of the most common questions we get asked is around what to do about a soreness 'down there'. First thing's first: if your discomfort involves soft tissue pain or numbness in the front - that is to say NOT your sit bones, but your genital area - you'll need an...

The Secret Beginner – episode 1

The Secret Beginner – episode 1

I have a dream! I’m not the first and I won’t be the last, but I have one! I’m only new to the sport of Mountain Biking, but I want to race. Not only do I want to race, but I want to do jumps! I want to whizz down the hill and fly through the air!

Impossible dream? Nothing is impossible. Lofty dream? Yes. Likely to land me in the hospital at some point along the way? Possibly…

8 Cycling Pieces Every Woman Should Own

8 Cycling Pieces Every Woman Should Own

1. Knicks that Fit Great  If you haven't ridden bikes in a while - or even if you have - knicks are incredibly important to a comfy ride. Not only are they literally the closest things to your most sensitive areas, they are also the only thing between a great...

9 Things I learned While TRI-ING FOR THE FIRST TIME

9 Things I learned While TRI-ING FOR THE FIRST TIME

Recently I attempted (and completed!) my first triathlon. It was in Rotorua, New Zealand and was called Sufferfest. That should have been my first clue to be honest! There was a half Ironman distance involving a 2km swim, 90km cycle and a 21km run, and a quarter...

15 Signs You are Definitely a Cyclist

15 Signs You are Definitely a Cyclist

Us cyclists are a funny group! We get up at the crack of dawn, we love a flat white and lycra is an important part of our wardrobe. No matter what you ride or how hard we might try to steer clear of the stereotype, it always seems to catch up with us. So let’s...

5 Mods To Do A Triathlon On Your Road Bike

5 Mods To Do A Triathlon On Your Road Bike

Looking to get into triathlon and unsure whether to do it on your road bike or to fork out money for a TT bike? Don’t worry, you’re not the first. Although there are several upgrades that can be made to any bike to make you faster and more efficient such as new wheels...

The Secret Beginner – episode 2

The Secret Beginner – episode 2

My tyre immediately locked up and skidded down the last of the tree roots and rocks. My weight transferred forwards and my back tyre flew off the ground. Fortunately I released the brake reasonably quickly and landed safely. I had survived my first accidental nose wheelie!!