Power meters are the rage now with many companies offering more and more competitive prices on power meters. Furthermore, understanding and analysing the data becomes easier with some great pieces of software. Coaches have a far greater understanding of it all too so the question we ask now is "Do I need a Cycle Power Meter?"
Well it's December so unless you are suffering the luxury that is some sunshine outside of the UK or the heating is turned up to the max there is only one thing that gets any of us hot and that is indoor training! Particularly so when it comes to cycling, ice and rubber just don't go well together.
Have you ever come back from the off season and had your trusty triathlon buddy come back better than you? You know the scenario, you were always neck and neck in training sessions, that one person you could gauge whether you were improving or not by being able to keep up with them....and then suddenly, come Spring time - it's like they have been secretly training all winter and have left you behind!
The term “aero testing” has been banded around for some time now but it has so far always been reserved for those with unlimited budgets, namely professional athletes. As with all new technologies though, they eventually find their way to the mass market. There are now a variety of low(er) cost and easier to source aero testing facilities all aimed at making you go faster for less effort.
The 1000 miles adventure is an unsupported race across the breadth of Slovakia and the Czech Republic over the mountains; through areas of bears; across rivers and all sorts of other 'fun'. Portugal Holiday Manager, Renata took on the race in July and here’s her account of how it went!
When it comes to bike lights I believe the back and the front do not require the same approach. Sure, this is my opinion and therefore does not make it the only way to use your lights. I hope that my opinion will help to enlighten cyclists to make a more informed decision of what would offer them the best use in different scenarios. I have considered this from various points of view and have tried to recall as many moments, that I have personally experienced, in order to reflect on situations others many not have considered. One of the reasons I felt the need to talk about this is that in the event of an incident or accident you may find that the law or regulations may be against you due to the small print.
In this series, Coach Trevor imparts some of his vast knowledge on cycling. Here he gives some top tips on looking after one of our most prized possessions: Your Bike.