Category: Tips & Advice

Every cyclist thinks they know best – it’s what happens in a sport of individuals. Sometimes someone else says something that makes sense and is worth acting upon – hopefully some of my posts contain useful nuggets within them that someone may find useful. I don’t intentionally give bad advice but let me know if there’s something you disagree with!

The full range of Tips and Advice posts can be found below.

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How to Complete the Rapha Festive 500 Challenge 2018

The Rapha Festive 500 Challenge for 2018 will follow the same format as previous years. The challenge is to cycle 500km between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve inclusive. Riders around the world can take part, which makes the challenge a lot easier for those in the Southern Hemisphere (particularly Aussies) than it does for us on the other side of the world. Completing 500km...

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Cyclists

It’s that time of year where the nights are closing in, the days are much colder and suddenly it’s a lot harder to get the motivation to head outside to cycle. Luckily, Christmas is around the corner so we can treat ourselves (or be treated to) something nice. Being cyclists, we get a pretty clear trend of presents from family, friends and work colleagues –...

Hannah Randall 2018 Time Trial Kit

Women’s Time Trialling for Novices – My First Year

The first club time trial My first time trial took place on a cold and murky New Year’s Day 2018. It was the K7/5 between Stafford and Cannock that promised to be ‘downhill overall’ – there’s a lot of this in time trialling. A course promises to be downhill, but it’s invariably the most uphill way to get downhill! A splash of tinsel on the...

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How to Complete the Rapha Festive 500 Challenge 2017

The Rapha Festive 500 Challenge for 2017 will follow the same format as previous years. The challenge is to cycle 500km between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Riders around the world can take part which makes the challenge a lot easier for those in the Southern Hemisphere (particularly Aussies) than it does for us on the other side of the world. Completing 500km in...

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Zwift Races – Tactics, Tips & Tricks

I wrote a post recently about Zwift and how it’s got me riding and doing Zwift races indoors a lot this winter, avoiding all the wind, rain and ice. Some people use Zwift for solo workouts, to ride with pros, others for social group rides, but a huge part of what it can offer is racing. It feels quite similar to real life racing, but...

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Zwift Keyboard Shortcuts

I used Zwift heavily last Winter and I really noticed the difference this season where I’ve set numerous new personal records and made my first steps into the world of time trialling. In an effort to impart some knowledge for newer riders to Zwift, this is a list of the Zwift keyboard shortcuts that can help you out mid-ride without having to get off the...