Protein After a Workout – What is the Science?

We know that we need protein in order to repair damage after a work out, we know that our muscles are MADE of protein, but is there any benefit to the masses of products which are available over the counter, as opposed to say buying simple tins of tuna and chicken breasts, and what about when to use the protein after a workout?

There is also the long standing mantra advising to eat the protein 20mins after a work out – Let’s take a look at the evidence too! Continue Reading →

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Start of the ZwiftCast

Simon Schofield – Cycling journalist – has put out the first edition of Zwiftcast podcast – Have a listen its GREAT!

Interesting commentaries from riders, but also some juicy hints and tips from Eric Min – Zwift CEO! Continue Reading →

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Volvo LifePaint – Paint to protect your life on the bike!

Volvo has always prided itself on safety. Airbags, seatbelts, side impact bars, Volvo’s safety history with the car is littered with firsts. But now the company has decided to turn its head towards the safety with cyclists. LifePaint is now going mainstream – and more importantly mainstream this weekend! Here is what you need to know! Continue Reading →

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Biking4Breasts is a 2000km bike ride, run on Zwift through Wahoo smart trainers (static bikes). The one twist is that we are going to attempt this distance over 24hrs. Why are we going to do that? To raise awareness regarding the signs of breast cancer, and to fund the latest in breast cancer models for use across a range of training and education settings.

I’ve done quite a lot of shouting about biking for breasts. One issue is that I’m not the most…concise of people at times. So with 10 days to go before the event this post is going to act as, “the whole story” to Biking4Breasts; where it came from, and what I hope the outcome will be. Continue Reading →

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Using caffeine in cycling and endurance sports

Coffee is a cycling staple, so its likely no coincidence that caffeine is recognised to be effective for improving endurance and overall sporting performance. But how does this occur, and what’s the best way to utilise caffeines effect? How much/what is an effective dose of caffeine for cycling/endurance events and more to the point WHEN should you be taking that caffeine?
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