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  • Monty Halls: working out where you’re great

    Monty Halls: working out where you’re great

    28th January 2015

    There’s one thing you can do better than anyone else, and that’s be yourself. So listen to your body and work out where you’re great, says aspiring pole vaulter Monty Halls  A new year, so time to take stock. Time…

  • Direct buy bikes: Dolan Ares SL

    Direct buy bikes: Dolan Ares SL

    28th January 2015

    The Ares SL frame is a classic example of a contemporary all rounder. Semi aero design reduces drag without adding weight or compromising comfort and it’s ready for electric shifting if you upgrade later. Dolan Ares SL, £2500 dolan-bikes.com Overview Terry…

  • Direct buy bikes: Ribble Aero 883

    Direct buy bikes: Ribble Aero 883

    28th January 2015

    Shimano’s electric Di2 transmission is effortless, super accurate yet impressively reliable and Ribble’s Aero 883 maximises aero gain by putting the battery inside the seat post. Ribble Aero 883, £2129.99 ribblebikes.co.uk Overview Lancashire price crusaders Ribble have a long established…

  • Direct buy bikes: Planet X Nanolight

    Direct buy bikes: Planet X Nanolight

    27th January 2015

    Planet-X’s CT45 clinchers mix the latest swollen profile carbon hull with an alloy outer rim for confident braking and composed all weather handling. Planet X Nanolight, £1999 planetx.co.uk Overview Planet X have been offering “no-nonsense” direct delivery bike deals from South…

  • Direct buy bikes: Sensa Aquila SL

    Direct buy bikes: Sensa Aquila SL

    27th January 2015

    Supra full carbon wheels look great and handle well in a wide range of wind conditions but they’ve no weight advantage and braking performance is less consistent. Sensa Aquila SL, £2,050 merlincycles.co.uk Overview Dutch firm Intersens has been producing bikes for…

  • Make every mile count: Supercharge your cycle

    Make every mile count: Supercharge your cycle

    16th January 2015

    Supercharge your cycle with these three workouts from coach Tom Hodgkinson. It’s easy to fall into the trap of riding every mile at the same speed, putting the same effort into every climb and coasting downhill. These three sessions will…

  • Find the optimum tyre pressure for your bike

    Find the optimum tyre pressure for your bike

    14th January 2015

    Improve your performance by finding the optimum tyre pressure for your bike. 1. For best performance, a tyre needs to run at optimum pressure levels, dependant on the road surface, conditions and rider weight. Reducing pressure means less power is…

  • 5 things we learnt from climber, Shauna Coxsey

    5 things we learnt from climber, Shauna Coxsey

    14th January 2015

    If you love climbing, take some tips from a decorated athlete such as Shauna Coxsey The rising star from Cheshire has already secured two first-place finishes in the Bouldering World Cup in 2014, as well as a third title at…

  • Training advice from cyclist, Jens Voigt

    Training advice from cyclist, Jens Voigt

    14th January 2015

    Jens Voigt is a man who knows about conquering pain in pursuit of perfection. So when Jens offers riding advice, it’s time to listen… Forty-three-old Jens Voigt defied the clock by breaking the world one hour record. The man famous…

  • Training on the 5:2 diet

    Training on the 5:2 diet

    12th January 2015

    Guidance on training while following this popular diet from sports nutritionist, Emma Barraclough… Q. A couple of friends are doing the 5:2 diet and I’m tempted to join them. Can I train on my two ‘starvation’ days? Jason White, by email A.…