Cycling, weight and body image

Recently I’ve seen a multitude of articles on cycling websites about body image and weight issues within the professional peloton. Now if you’re a professional cyclist, weight of course does matter. When you’re dragging yourself up endless mountain climbs all day for a living, grams count! Power to weight (watts per kilo) is king! For…

Cycling Fuel: Vegan No-bake Oat Bars

This year I’ve been testing out some different recipes for “on the go” cycling fuel. Finding a healthy homemade slice/bar that tastes good, is easy to make and that can survive longer rides is tricky. Previously I’d been a fan of the Lazy Cyclist’s Flapjack, but they’re not the healthiest option! These Vegan No-bake Oat…

Job for the weekend: Clean those bidons!

Here’s a little task for you. Go to the kitchen and grab one of your favourite bidons from the cupboard. Yep. Right now. Have a good squint down inside. If it happens to look anything like this… Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope! …you’re in trouble. Take that bidon and slap yourself around the face with…

Are you addicted to coffee?

Coffee and road cycling seem extrinsically linked. As roadies we often stop for coffee mid-ride or afterwards to debrief and chat about all things cycling, putting the world to rights. Kicking back in the sunshine after a long ride with friends? That’ll be a muesli slice and a double-shot skinny cap, please! Cruising towards the…

Whiskyneuring

All the Coffeeneuring and Vinouring articles I’d been reading recently got me thinking. Those are rides with the intention of seeking out the best coffee or wine. I’m not much of a wine drinker, but I do love a good whisky or dark rum every now and then. So I had an idea … ……

First Look: BIO Potato Protein Isolate

While wandering around the London Bike Show the other week I stumbled across the stand for Pura Free From nutritional products. I’m always on the lookout for interesting alternatives to the usual whey powders, so this one caught my interest. Their BIO Protein Isolate is a protein powder made from potato extract! According to the sales rep, potato is…