Derbyshire is home to some of Britain’s best walking and cycling. It’s also true that there is an abundance of very good cafes in Derbyshire—ranging from the Peak District to the Derwent Valley, there’s somewhere for all.
Testing the Sundried Roteck mens leggings. Running tights responsibily produced to benefit charities. An ethical activewear review
The best singletrack, cross country and downhill mountain biking trails. The best enduro training spots as well as family friendly off road cycling routes in Sherwood Forest.
A guide to what to pack in your bag for Tough Mudder and other Mud Runs including clothing, shoes and other essentials
It's actually quite easy to make money from cycling as a hobby and obtain free kit if you become a writer, blogger, brand ambassador, eBay seller or even a tour guide
A guide to exertional rhabdomyolysis, it's causes, symptoms, treatment and effects within extreme endurance athletes like ultra runners, triathletes and crossfit competitors
A guide to some of the best cycling climbs in Tenerife. A popular training destination for Pro cycling teams with some of Spain's highest roads and beautiful beaches to relax by after your exertions
A sports psychology analysis of the relationships between exercise and mental health. Including a breakdown of some of the theories why physical activity can enhance mood and reduce depression
A guide to returning to running after a broken leg. Bone fractures can cause havoc with a racing season, but recovery must be the priority for any runner.
A review of the OMM Kaleika Race Smock II lightweight running jacket including it's crossover for running and multisports
A guide to cycling training in Majorca, featuring some of the best cycling climbs on the island: Sa Colobra, San Salvador, and the fabled Coll de Soller, and a strava leaderboard.
The importance of a great team name for Tough Mudder and some of the best team name ideas to choose for mud runs, obstacle races like Spartan Race and muddy events
A guide to some of the best clincher bicycle tires for track cycling. From value for money options like the Vittoria Diamante Pro Pista to the ultra lightweight Veloflex Record
A selection of great clincher tires to consider for Ironman Triathlon performance. Bicycle tires are a great way to cut vital seconds
A guide to some of the best headphones for cyclists. From hammering on your turbo trainer to those lonely hours on the open roads. Also featuring some great music for the turbo trainer or road
Are you looking for a bigger behind like Kim's or Beyonce's? Could cycling help you to get a bigger butt? Or what gym exercises could you use to enhance your booty?
A guide for athletes to the endurance and health benefits of spinach including it's, Iron nitric oxide content, anti-inflammatory glycoglycerolipids and enhanced mitochondria effieciency
A guide to some of the best head torches for running. Whether planning an ultra marathon or night-time obstacle race, visibility is one key head lamp ingredient to your racing success.
A review of the Inov8 Mudclaw 300 for muddy obstacle races and fell running events
A review of the characteristics of the Vittoria Cross XL Pro clincher cyclocross tire from a muddy Sherwood Forest
Finding a sub $1000 cyclocross bike can be a hard task. Here's a review of the Diamondback Steilacoom RCX bike which would make an excellent beginners cx bike
A guide to the factors and theories influencing the development of team and group cohesion in sport psychology. Investigating effects of group cohesion on sports performance
A sport psychology guide to the effects of an audience on sporting performance. Featuring analysis of social facilitation, home court advantage and crowd characteristics
A guide to aggression and it's effect on sports performance. Focusing on situational, environmental and personal factors, as well as strategies to reduce aggression and audience effects
A guide to aggression in sports psychology. Featuring examples, types, definitions and theories to help understand assertiveness, catharsis and aggressive behaviours
A guide to some of the best road cycling climbs and routes on Lanzarote. Tabayesco, the longest climb on the island, and a selection of other climbs to really challenge your riding.
An insight into drive theory in sport psychology. Attempting to provide a direct link between event performance, habit strength and arousal.
A review of the Mizuno Wave Ascend 8 trail running shoe from rocky singletrack to the muddy depths of Sherwood Forest and with a few obstacle course races too
A review of the Inov 8 Bare X Lite 150 minimalist barefoot running shoe with emphasis on it's ability within a gym environment for crossfit training.
A sports psychology analysis on the differences between cooperation and competition with focus on Martens' 1975 Competitive Process and the Sport Orientation Questionnaire
A guide to core muscle strength training with focus on spartan race, tough mudder and other obstacle course races. Featuring the ultimate core training exercises
An insight into monkey bar training for obstacle races such as Spartan Race and Tough Mudder including muscles used and gym exercises to consider.
A guide to whether you should wear gloves for Spartan Race events, Tough Mudder and the Warrior Dash, or any obstacle course and what to look for when buying.
Christmas is fast approaching! Here's a great selection of festive fitness gift ideas and stocking fillers for women who love the gym.
A guide to what to wear for the Spartan Race and other muddy obstacle runs such as Tough Mudder. Including trail running shoe choices, clothing and what to pack in your bag
A review of the Adidas Kanadia TR5 trail running shoe from deep in the heart of Sherwood Forest and from muddy obstacle courses like Spartan Race.
A guide to some of the best sprinters in the history of road cycling. The male and female riders who were feared in bunch gallops with the power to surge to the line with their hands aloft.
Featuring three cheap road bike tires for performance and value, from Vittoria, Schwalbe, and Hutchinson.
A guide to the prize money on offer in the Tour de France 2014 to winners, finishers and contenders for the main yellow, polka-dot, green and white jerseys
A guide to some of the best cycling trade team jerseys and kits from the history of the Tour De France. From Cipollini's red Saeco team to La Vie Claire's Mondrian inspired designs
A guide to converting your bike to use as a stationary trainer or exercise bike for indoor workouts at home during cold winters
A review of the Michelin Mud 2 cyclocross racing tire, an awesome clincher CX tire designed, as the name suggests, for muddy conditions
A guide to preventing chafing and saddle rash while cycling. With focus on skin preparation, reducing friction and using chamois creams for comfort
Can you build your leg muscles through biking and does cycling up hills add thigh and calf bulk? Will it also make your body seem less feminine?
A guide to the best clincher cyclocross tires for racing and training in dry conditions, from the likes of Continental, Kenda, Maxxis, Michelin and Ritchey.
A review of the Shimano PD-M540 SPD Pedals. Mountain bike pedals which have excellent capabilities for cyclocross racing
A guide to the best road bike pedals for riders on a budget featuring offerings from Exustar, Look, Shimano and Wellgo
A guide to some of the best bicycle wheel rims for cyclocross racing available for building a cx wheelset for your needs
An insight the former home and gardens of Jacques Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé. A relaxing Marrakesh tourist attraction to visit
A guide to the best cyclocross tires for a mountain bike for winter racing. Featuring narrow MTB tires and options to cut through the mud.
A guide to wrist pain from cycling featuring overuse problems like de Quervain's Tenosynovitis and compression syndromes like Cyclist's Palsy
A guide to choosing the best bar tape for your road bike. There's lots of choice out there from cork to synthetic tape and even leather
A review of the Schwalbe Ultremo ZX HD road cycling tires. Clincher bicycling tires for race, time trial and sportive performance
Knee pain from cycling: A guide to the causes, symptoms and potential treatments of anterior, posterior, medial and lateral knee problems from bicycling
A guide to some of the best road cycling climbs in Scotland. Including Bealach-Na-Ba, Britain's toughest cycling road, The Cairnwell and Mennock Pass
A guide to stationary bike trainer workouts to develop cycling endurance for those cold, dark nights when the turbo trainer is the only option
A guide to extrovert personality in sports psychology featuring specific extroversion personality traits and situational scanarios
A guide to introvert personality in sport. Information on concentration, group/ individual mentality, examples of sports for introverts and a quiz
A guide to the oldest whisky disillery in Scotland. Glenturret is home to the Famous Grouse Experience and world's largest whisky bottle
A guide to achievement motivation in sport psychology with a focus on the following theories: need achievement, attribution, goal, and competence motivation.
An insight into the Zat Valley in the High Atlas Mountains for trekkers, walkers and tourists looking to see the real Berber Morocco.
A guide to picking the best road tires for your mountain bike with the best slick and semi-slick tire choices for your MTB for commuting or training
A guide to choosing the best cycling shoes for cyclocross for better racing performance with suggestions for every budget from cx beginner to Pro
Here is my guide to visiting the Edradour Distillery—the smallest whisky distillery in Scotland. I have also included tasting notes for their great 10-year-old scotch. Next time you're in Pitlochry, don't miss a visit to Edradour!
Sports psychology theories on the effects of arousal and anxiety on sports performance. Inverted U Hypothesis, Individualized Zones analysis
A guide to the effects of positive and negative self talk in sports psychology for better competitive performance
A guide to the interactional approach to sports psychology focusing on personality traits and situational state responses
A guide to Hardknott Pass and Wrynose Pass. The hardest cycling climbs in the Lake District and England.
A guide to the key benefits of using a rowing machine for your health, fitness and weight loss goals for exercising in the gym.
A guide to some great christmas aand birthday Cyclocross gift ideas. Festive presents for the cyclocrosser in your life with a selection of great stocking fillers.
A detailed review of the challenge grifo pro clincher cyclocross tire and what is it's performance like for mud and all condition riding.
Should I Use Disc Or Cantilever Brakes For Cyclocross? It's a question asked by a lot of newcomers to cx and more experienced riders. . Which will give you better braking power, which will be most affected by mud and water, which is lightest. This article investigates the performance and mechanical...
A guide to adapting a cyclocross bike for touring use. Improving riding comfort, gearing requirements for cyclocross touring, fitting fenders and pannier racks, and tire requirements.
A guide to the what leg muscles are used in running. Featuring information on the agonist and primary leg muscles used in the running gait cycle. Use of the quadriceps, hip flexors, hamstrings and calf muscles while running.
A review of the Osprey Talon 22 Litre Backpack which has taken me all over the world, hiking cycling and travelling. Could this be the ultimate daypack with lots of pockets and great performance related features.
A selection of some of the best cyclist friendly cafes and ice cream parlours in the Nottinghamshire area including Sherwood Forest and The Vale of Belvoir as well as the Trent Valley. Cake, Coffee and breakfast options in Notts for road cyclists, mountain bikers and recreational riders.
A guide to what to buy in the Marrakech Souks and how much you should be considering paying for items like lanterns . Including insights on bargaining in the souks and how to be successful.
Faux guides are popular in Marrakech, Morocco. This guide will help you avoid scams and hustlers and help you stay safe so that you can enjoy your trip to the fullest.
A guide to the best road bike tires for racing performance. Featuring specialist bicycle tire reviews for speed, all round performance, climbing and light weight
A guide to cyclocross photography with tips and techniques on how to take great cx photos. This article features dressing right for outdoor sports photography, lens recommendations for cycling photos, typical cycling images to sell to riders, photographing obstacles and techniques for manipulating...
A guide to whether you should ride tubular or clincher tires for road cycling. The clincher versus tubular tire debate has raged for many years in cycling circles. This article aims to debunk some of the myths surrounding wheelset type selection for bicycling while offering insights into...
A guide to choosing the best cyclocross wheels. Whether tubular wheels or clincher wheelsets are better for cyclocross racing, and which are the key components of a CX wheelset.
A guide to the best mountain bike tires for mud. If you ride in muddy conditions during the winter your mtb tires perform differently to the dry
A guide to converting an old road race bike into a cyclocross racer whether you're using an old road racing frameset or a touring bike. It's pretty easy to create a budget cx bike
A guide to the best bicycle pedals for cyclocross racing and competition, for beginners to elite riders.
A guide on how to adapt your mountain bike for cyclocross racing performance. Featuring advice on weight loss strategies, suspension recommendation and cx tire choice for mtb's.
A guide to choosing the best road cycling wheelsets for your riding demands. An insight into the characteristics you should consider wheel buying a set of road bike wheels whether you're looking to upgrade the wheels on your first bike, live in the mountains, are looking for an aerodynamic set of...
A guide to some great climbing music for your indoor cycling workouts. If you're looking for spinning workout music this could be the list to help you climb those mountains and reach the top.
A guide to the differences between cyclocross and road bicycles with emphasis on brakesets, functionality, frame geometry, cx tire volume, tread and pressure
A guide to the best all round cyclocross racing tires for every budget. Whether you're riding clinchers or tubular cyclocross bicycle tires. There are traditional options, mountain bike cyclocross tires, and tubeless UST options for all to help your race performance.
A guide to the anatomy of a bicycle in photographs. Featuring the anatomy of bicycle wheels, bike frames and a cycle's driverchain.
A guide to the cycling roller workouts you can use to improve your muscular endurance. Featuring detailed instructions and examples of muscular endurance workouts for cycling whether you're looking for sportive performance, a faster time trial or hoping to lap the field in your next cyclocross...
This guide shows how cycling can help tone your legs, abs, and butt muscles. Includes cycling techniques to help you improve tone and achieve a flat stomach.
A guide to The Benefits Of Using Clipless Vs Flat Pedals For Bicycling. How clipless cycling pedals can improve your pedalling efficiency, bicycle control, power output and comfort on long rides when compared to platform pedal systems or traditional toe clips and straps.
A guide to the essentials of marathon running physiology including the aspects of muscle fibre types, VO2 Max, Lactate Threshold, Biomechanics, Glycogen storage
A walk in photos up Scafell Pike with views of some of England's highest mountains.
A selection of indoor cycling workouts to help you improve your climbing ability on the bike. Adapted for whether you're using a turbo trainer with your road bicycle or a spinning bike. These training sessions will help you when the road goes upwards in the mountains.
A guide to the meaning of deconditioning in athletes and the use it or lose it principle of fitness to help you get the most out of your workouts and recovery. Featuring information on how quickly athletes lose fitness, situations where deconditioning is likely to occur as well as information on...
A guide to some of the road cycling climbs within the Lake District area in Cumbria, UK, including Hardknott, Wrynose and Kirkstone Pass.
A walk up Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park featuring climbing up Grindsbrook Clough to Kinder Ridge, the views of the Edale Valley from Kinder Scout, a trip down the Pennine Way via Jacobs Ladder and amazing views of Mam Tor and the hills of Derbyshire. With a well earned finishing...
A selection of the best cyclocross tires for mud conditions. Muddy races mean specific cx tyre needs. Our choice from Challenge, Clement and Michelin
A guide to the winning bicycles of the tour de france. Including Tour De France winning groupsets, wheel manufacturers and frame materials.
A marathon training schedule for beginners featuring 16 and 24 week novice marathon running training programs to get you for no running experience to completing your first 26.2 mile race including tips to establish how do you know if you can run a marathon. Good luck from CyclingFitness
Which energy systems do you use to create energy for your working muscles and body systems for running? Read on for details about the aerobic and anaerobic energy pathways used for short or long runs.
how to sprint like mark cavendish on your bicycle. How to train to improve your cycling sprint speed including recommendations for power and leg speed to establish how fast mark cavendish can ride- and how fast you can sprint too
A selection of Scottish Cocktails- Whisky Cocktails which have been inspired by scottish history, culture and heritage featuring Scottish Liquid Gold and characters such as Rob Roy, Auld Nick and the Flying Scotsman. Happy drinking
What Are The Most Important Muscles For cycling. whether you're Road Bicycling, mountain biking or on an exercise bike the cycling pedal stroke remains similar and features a power phase downwards and a recovery phase as the foot moves back upwards to the top of the bicycling pedal stroke.
A guide to how to photograph a cycling time trial. Featuring tips and techniques for taking great aerodynamic bicycle images and cyling photo's. Including panning techniques for cycling photography, shutter speeds, f-stop values, course knowledge and dslr lens options to get up close to the...
A guide to how to ride a time trial. Featuring tips and techniques for faster cycling against the clock. Time trial equipment for faster riding and strategies to follow to improve bicycling performance.
How can you stop your bike brakes from being noisy and fix squeaking bicycle brakes? This guide shows simple steps to follow to ensure smooth and quieter braking while cycling and how to set toe-in of bicycle brake pads without specialist tools. Happy noise free braking.
A recipe for Escudella. A catalan soup or stew which is well known to have origins in the Andorran Pyrenees due to it's climate, crops and livestock.
A guide to how to photograph bicycle racing events using a DSLR camera. This hub features a selection of techniques for the photographer to take great cycling images and really showcase the racing bike rider including panning techniques for better sports photography.
We all know that cycling is a great way to meet your weight loss goals, but how many calories can you burn while riding a bicycle? Whether you're riding at moderate or vigorous paces, on roads or in a spinning class, this article will help you tell how many calories you burn in an hour of bicycling.
What you need to know about sore testicles from cycling to ensure a trouble- and pain-free bicycle ride and guard against potential health problems.
Whats the best breathing technique you can use to improve your bicycling performance and how should you breathe while cycling? It's not simply the case of breathing in and out as this hub will show.
How can you build your cycling endurance to make you a better cyclist. What is it's role in cycling and workouts to help improve.
How can you lose weight bicycling? Cycling is a great way to burn calories, fat and encourage a healthy level of physical activity. Here's how cycling can help you to achieve your weight loss goals and plans.
Which restaurants and bars should you consider visiting during a skiing trip to Arinsal Andorra. Do you like a steak or like to sample local foods- this guide will help direct your culinary tastes.
A review of the C Originals sv888 performance road cycling helmet including images, looks, styling, fit and details of c originals helmets sponsorships for 2012. Could the SV888 be the best road cycling helmet for 2012 and beyond?
A review of the Planet X RT-57 carbon fibre road cycling frameset and Planet X Sram Red Road Bike. Featuring BB30 and ready for racing or sportives.
What are the key components Of physical fitness? What components of fitness are health related and specific or task orientated such as sport related skills? Cardiovascular Fitness, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, power, balance, core stability and muscular endurance are all vital...
How Can You To Obtain Financial And Equipment Support Through Cycling Sponsorship. How To Approach Potential And Suitable Sports Sponsors or Get Yourself Onto A Sponsored Team. Partnership Development For Sporting Teams. How to get yourself sponsored
A summary of the cool aero bike helmets you should be wearing for a faster bike leg in your next triathlon or individual cycling time trial. Featuring the brands Uvex, Giro and Bell these helmets with give you an aerodynmaic advantage in your next race.
Athletes need to pay attention to temperature regulation in endurance sporting events to maintain a balance between heat production and loss. Heat is lost through evaporation, radiation, conduction convection and respiration. While heat is produced by muscular activity, basal metabolism and...
How can a runner test for their anaerobic threshold? The conconi test allows a marathon runner the opportunity to assess their performance and lactate threshold. The test can be replicated without a laboratory environment with a treadmill, heart rate monitor and a willing partner/ assistant to...
Would you like to be able to test your anaerobic threshold without the need for a laboratory to do so? Knowing lactate threshold heart rate means you can tailor your training for optimal bicycling race performance. The conconi test can be done at home with a turbo trainer, cycle computer that reads...
Are you an endomorph, ectomorph or a mesomorph somatotype and how should you structure your strength, weight and cardiovasuclar training for your body type?
What are the key benefits of training on cycling rollers? How can they improve pedalling efficiency, technique and balance on your bike?
When the cold winter and dark nights set in, many cyclists turn to indoor cycling training options. This article details the benefits of using a set of bicycle rollers and shows how to use them.
A review of the quechua bionnassay softshell jacket from decathlon. A windproof, water repellent and stretch softshell jacket which provides an excellent insulating layer for campsites, cross country skiing and winter hiking.
What weight training techniques and principles should you be using for increased muscle growth and stimulus to target hypertrophy in workouts
Mental training techniques for cyclists to integrate into their indoor cycling training sessions and for studio spinning instructors to introduce within the classes to improve visualisation, concentration and focus.
What are the best road cycling tires for this winter? Which bicycle tyres should you be using this winter for training and commuting
Are you looking for increased focus for your turbo training workouts? Micro-interval training works based on the Tabata Interval Protocol. Micro-intervals have been proven to increase VO2 max and have been successfully integrated into the training programs of many professional cyclists.
A review of the Decathlon Quechua Bionnassay -5 Sleeping Bag. A 4 season sleeping bag designed for temperatures below freezing for trekking and camping.
Can anhydrous inosine supplementation improve your sporting and sexual performance due to it's effect on energy metabolism and oxygen transport
How can you use your turbo trainer workouts to develop your muscular endurance for cycling. A guide to improved race performance.
How can you generate more power on your bicycle? There are training drills you can perform on your turbo trainer or indoor cycling ergometer to improve your powering and impove your bike racing.
This review looks at Sub Sports Sub Armour Dual Compression leggings, tights and shorts which are available from Amazon. Can they help recovery?
What is cyclocross? Do you need a special bike to race cyclo cross? How long does a cross race last? Important facts you need to know about the cycling event which is quickly growing in popularity. Happy bicycling.
A review of the Planet X Uncle John cyclocross frameset. How does it ride and could you use it as a winter or commuter bicycle?
How can athletes be affected by eating disorders. What sports are particularly at risk from anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa including a checklist of factors
What supplements should you consider taking to improve your endurance sporting performance, stamina and energy levels. Can caffeine help and should you be switching to green tea
How can a woman's health be affected by endurance exercise and can endurance sports training affect the menstrual cycle
Have you ever had muscle soreness in the days after a hard workout? It's likely that you have suffered from Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. How is DOMS caused?
Do your hands go numb from cycling? You could be suffering from de Quervains tensosynovitis which is also known as Cyclist's Palsy which is cause by compression on the Ulnar nerve. What can you do to manage Cyclist's Palsy?
'Super' Mario Cipollini holds the record for the most Giro d'Italia Cycling Race Stages wins. He has been a trendsetter for road cycling developping the first sprint trains
How should a fitness instructor introduce cardiovascular exercise? What techniques should they use during an induction and what is the IDEA principle?
How to treat skin problems caused by cycling, and how to prevent saddle sores for a more comfortable cycling experience.
Great Road Cycling Climbs within the Peak District National Park. Where to ride in the Peak District to structure your Cycling Routes. Happy Cycling
How to look good on a road bike. You can look like a Pro Cyclist with these cycling fashion, cycling clothing and riding tips to look great on a road racing bike
How superovercompensation and overcompensation lead to improved sports performance through periodization of training. How you can use overcompensation and superovercompensation to improve your sporting performance.
How does personality affect sport and what sports are best for different personality types? Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Approaches to personality and analysis of how personality is developped for both sports and real world situations
What a man really thinks about your internet chat room username. The honest truth and how men really think while online with tips on how to choose an internet chat room user name. You could also use this to establish how to attract guys with chat room names.
A cycling anatomy analysis of the leg muscles used during cycling, as well as information on the bicycling pedal stroke including the power and recovery phases.
A summary of the cool cycle helmets you should consider wearing this summer for safe riding. Including road racing helmets of Team Sky and Mark Cavendish
Endurance, Speed and Performance Testing to help you improve your next Turbo Trainer Indoor Cycling Workout. How can you use your turbo training workouts to test your cycling performance.
The essentials you need for your first skiing trip to Bulgaria. What do you need to take in terms of ski jacket? Salopettes, Base Layers and Headgear to enjoy your first ski holiday.
Learn about the NAMSET method (sometimes called NAMSIT method) for fitness instructors to introduce resistance exercises to novice clients. This is a basic approach used by many personal trainers.
Do you really need a specific turbo trainer tyre? Do you need a specific tire for bicycle rollers?