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Suffering in Comfort: 9 Key Cycling Touch Points

<b>Reducing stress and discomfort on cycling "touch points" will make you to go farther faster</b><p>Road cycling is synonymous with suffering. We relish the pain. It's one of life's great dichotomies, where something that hurts so bad can feel so good. But through all the suffering on century rides and …

The best cycling holidays in France

The Tour de France is upon us, with professional cyclists including British stars Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas currently tackling the Alps. The world’s most famous bike race offers the chance to marvel at the physiology of abnormally skinny athletes, titter at die-hard fans …

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Cycling in France: the best regions and a guide to travelling with your bike

So you’re hoping, or at least tempted, to do some cycling in France. Good plan. The back roads are quieter than here at home, the weather usually better and at the end of the day’s pedalling French food and wine are on the table. And, with national Bike Week coming up in June (bikeweek.org.uk), …

Workout Timing

Is it better to work out in the morning or evening?<p>It’s a question I’ve been asked a dozen times.<p>My go-to reply is generally, “The best time to work out is the time you can work out.” Because really, we’re all pretty busy, and finding any time is a check in the positive column.<p>That said, if you’re …

Can Caffeinated Water Help Power Your Ride?

This new trend could be more hype than help<p>There’s a new way for cyclists to get buzzed up: caffeinated water. The innocently named bottled beverage sounds like it could provide the best of all possible worlds—hydration and caffeination. But a few questions still remain: Does it work, and is it …

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