Cycling Advice

Find out everything you need to know about cycling. From buying the right bike, to fitting it, to event training, our experts can help you get the most out of cycling.

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Cycling is a hugely popular activity, and with the associated health benefits it’s no surprise why. Being a mode of transport as well as a sport, cycling appeals to a wide range of people.

This hub is for cycling lovers of all stages, whether you’re looking to buy your first bike, or getting ready for an endurance race, we have tips, advice and an expert team of clinicians to help you get the most out of you bike and your body.

Our Bike Fitters, and wider team, are all keen cyclists, triathletes and Ironman champions themselves, so you know they know what they’re talking about!

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A bike fit will help you to find your best position for performance and avoid injury. We provide insight into what a bike fit is and how to select the right bike.

Whether you’re getting into cycling as a beginner, upgrading your bike or just a regular rider, your bike fit needs to be spot on to be comfortable and get the most out of your cycling.

If you skip this step you massively increase your chances of developing an array of problems when you begin to up the miles. The most common of these are low-back ache, saddle discomfort, pain at the front of the knee, pain in the neck, wrist and hand pain or numbness.

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Knee Pain in Cycling – How the Pros Avoid the Most Common Injuries

Knee pain affects both professional and amateur cyclists and is often the reason for missed training days if left untreated. In this blog we discuss the common causes and how it can be managed.

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Lower Back Pain — Is the bike to blame?

Prolonged periods of sitting have been associated with musculoskeletal dysfunction, especially low back pain. Both sitting and cycling demand this position, so what can be done to prevent it?

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Is Your Road Bike Causing Upper Limb Pain?

In this blog we highlight the usual suspects of neck, shoulder, elbow and wrist pain, exclusively in terms of road bike setup. Discover the common signs to look for and expert-recommended changes you can make order to resolve them.

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Clinical Cycling Analysis – Do I need one?

Physiotherapist and Bike Fit Specialist, Michael Harrop answers this commonly asked question.

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Triathlons and Me

Physiotherapist, Chris Beckmans, and Strength & Conditioning Coach, Andy Page, can’t get enough of Triathlons and Ironman challenges. Find our why they love this sport, what they’ve learned from their experiences and what they’re aiming for next.

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5 things to know when taking on an Ironman

Podiatrist, Alex Townsend, was taught five key lessons when taking on his first Ironman, and here he shares his insight to help you get a headstart should you be doing the same.

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3 Ways To Train like a Professional Cyclist

Just because you’re not a professional cyclist doesn’t mean you can’t train like one. In this blog our experts discuss typical injuries suffered by cyclists and the top three things you can do to prevent them.

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Top Tips You Should Read Before Signing up to Ironman

Thinking of signing up for an Ironman, Half Ironman, or Triathlon? Strength and Conditioning Coach, Andy Page, answers your FAQs.

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Indoor Cycling

Physiotherapist, Clinical Bike Fitter and cycling enthusiast Harriet Kefford, takes a break from her road bike to discuss indoor cycling as more and more people are seemingly catching the bug for this adrenaline pumping, social sport.

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How to get the most out of cycling in Winter

With darker mornings and rainy days it can be hard to stay motivated when it comes to cycling. Read this blog for winter bike tips indoors and outdoors.

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Top Five Off-The-Bike Flexibility Exercises

Physiotherapist & Bike Fitter Bryan McCullough shares his top 5 exercises to help increase flexibility and reduce your risk of injury.

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Cyclists, are you ready?

With RideLondon only a week away, we offer some guidance around when it’s best to take a rest from training.

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Clinical Manager and Strength & Conditioning Coach, Andy Page, answers some of the most commonly asked, Ironman-related, questions we get asked in clinic, including:

  • How do I get started?
  • Which event should I do first?
  • How often should I train?
  • Should I be thinking about nutrition?
  • and more…

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