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Practical nutritional tips and strategies from Dr. Debbie Coughlin

COVID-19 is proving a devastating force around the world and a number of friends and I have been hugely disappointed by cancelled races, events and trips, notwithstanding the wider concerning economic, social and other impacts the virus has had on all of our day to day lives. I am grateful to be happy, healthy and … Continue reading Practical nutritional tips and strategies from Dr. Debbie Coughlin

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L’Étape Morocco: an amazing weekend riding and racing in the Atlas Mountains…

L’Étape de Suisse and L’Étape Morocco both launched this year and offered beautiful routes with the promise of a guaranteed place in L’Etape du Tour 2020. I was in the Hautes-Pyrénées during l’Étape de Suisse (it’s a hard life!), so decided to head to Marrakech for a long weekend... The race offered three routes, ranging … Continue reading L’Étape Morocco: an amazing weekend riding and racing in the Atlas Mountains…

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Independent (mechanic) woman: brake pad repairer and breaker of chains

Travelling so much this year has taught me a lot about bike maintenance, but in between trips I’ve been in and out of the Bespoke Gresham Street workshop pretty much every other week... I therefore thought it was high time I donned a pair of rubber disposable gloves and got stuck in! Sigma Sports offers … Continue reading Independent (mechanic) woman: brake pad repairer and breaker of chains

Off to the mountains? Top tips for a great trip overseas…

Everyone learns a lot on their first cycling trip abroad. You learn what to pack and not pack, how much riding your body can take, new skills including handling different terrains, how to cope with hot and cold weather and, depending on where you go, how the body acclimatises to altitude. In 9 months this … Continue reading Off to the mountains? Top tips for a great trip overseas…