Wayne Holt

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Pro cyclists and their shoes: a never-ending love affair

While the shoes of runners, footballers, tennis players and a whole host of other sports get pounded in the mud and dirt, the same can’t really be …

Yoga to the Rescue!

Why twisting like a pretzel can improve your riding—and how to do it right<p>Years of cycling had taken its toll on my flexibility, posture, core stability, and riding position. In the past, friends and colleagues had suggested yoga, but I resisted. Training to me was always about hard work and …

Your Bike Pedal Guide

Simple tips to buy, use, and maintain the mechanisms beneath your feet<p><b>Think Quality</b> <br>Most of us don’t need the priciest pedals. But when you spend even $50 more than the cheapest model available, you upgrade from lower-quality steel alloy to stainless or titanium, giving you a stronger pedal that’s …

Reach Your Ideal Cycling Weight

Find it, reach it—and stay lean for life<p>Behold the mighty pound. Each one has potential. To put raw power into your pedals. To outsprint the masses to the line. To ascend the likes of Mont Ventoux. But pack on too many (especially of the non-power-producing variety—in other words, fat) and they'll …

Start Spinning: Ride Inside

A rainy afternoon doesn't mean your training day is a wash; try these indoor-trainer workouts designed by Neil Browne, associate coach at Wenzel Coaching (wenzelcoaching.com).<p>Browne recommends having a specific program and sticking to it; hopping on a trainer for 45 minutes of aimless pedaling will …

Correct cleat set-ip is essential for effective, pain-free pedalling. Here's a handy guide http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/healthandfitness/541117/cleats-explained-how-to-set-them-up-correctly.html