Is Power Training for Me?

Is Power Training for Me?

Is Power Training for Me? Do you love graphs, spreadsheets and numbers? I am nerd myself with maths and science qualifications in addition to my British Cycling Coaching qualifications and have to admit a power meter really is best suited to a rider who is interested in analysis and number crunching, otherwise it tends to end up as ‘just another thing to do’. Power Training is not necessarily for everyone.

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This Girl Can BMX

This Girl Can BMX

This Girl Can BMX This summer, Access Sport teamed up with Sport England for This Girl Can BMX Week! No doubt you have seen the adverts and posters created by Sport England to inspire girls and women to get moving regardless of shape, size, or ability fuelled by studies proving millions of women and girls don’t exercise, not because they don’t want to be active, but because they are afraid of judgement.

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Race On Into My 50’s

Race On Into My 50’s

Race ON By Alison Salthouse. 2 years ago I wrote in my diary “cycling after a 40 year break is haaard…..will I ever be able to cycle for more than 10 mins without feeling like I’m having an asthma attack…… no pain, no gain….. I WILL do it!” Sometimes that seems like a lifetime ago… other times it feels like yesterday. I’m now a member of a great cycling fraternity here in the Shropshire area where I live and have lots of riding buddies covering every situation from social riding…

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Conquering The Three Peaks

Conquering The Three Peaks

Three countries, three hills, one woman and a bike: Aspiring Everest summiteer Kate Stewart on her biggest solo adventure yet. I first heard about the idea of climbing the three peaks Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis and cycling 470 miles between them when my friend Alex Staniforth became the youngest person to achieve it.  A year later, I found myself similarly attempting to raise my public profile and find sponsorship for Everest, whilst proving to myself and those interested in financing my quest, that I was mentally tenacious and…

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Do I Need a Cycling Coach?

Do I Need a Cycling Coach?

Do I Need a Cycling Coach? Working with a cycling coach represents a commitment to your training both in terms of money and time, but it could just be the smartest step you can take towards achieving your goals. Here are some of the benefits: Goals / Structure A coach will help you define a clear goal or set of goals and give you the tailored training plan you need to achieve them. For many cyclists, setting up the structure of their training is the hardest step. If you follow…

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