Heart Health in Endurance Athletes: What’s up, Doc?

As endurance athletes, we can put a LOT of stress on our hearts. Having previously decided to get a full heart and health check to know if there are any underlying issues, I booked my appointment with the GP and was all set to get the ball rolling on my heart health journey…

Heart Health in Endurance Athletes: Part 1

My Dad had a major heart attack at age 49. I’d knocked off work early that day so was at home to call the ambulance. Otherwise he likely would have died alone on the floor, or at best sustained permanent, life-changing damage. As endurance athletes, we can put a LOT of stress on our hearts. Of course this is a positive thing in good measure. Giving your heart a workout builds a strong heart! But what if there are any undiagnosed heart conditions lurking in the background? And is there a point where the sheer volume of high-stress endurance work is simply too much?

Just a reminder to WASH YOUR BOTTLES!

Been neglecting your bottle hygene over the summer? I know it can be a bit of a chore, but please wash out your bottles as soon as possible after a ride. This is especially important if you mix any sort of energy drink into your water. Sugar plus warm, moist conditions are a recipe for some pretty nasty growth!

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…

Groundhog Day!

Yo! Say what now? You’re telling me an entire month of 2021 has flown by already? Damn. You turn 40 and all of a sudden time starts to slip away faster than cake crumbs through a fat kid’s fingers. (sorry, not sorry) Oh and happy Groundhog Day! For anyone reading this who doesn’t know what…

Do you spend TOO much money on cycling?

The great poet Sir Mix-A-Lot once eloquently said; “I like bling bikes and I can not lie, you other brothers can’t deny…” Ain’t that the truth! I spend a fair bit of my coin on bikes and bike related stuff. It’s a fact I can’t deny. I don’t really have many other hobbies, cycling is…