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10 Tips to Climb Stronger and Faster
10 Tips to Climb Stronger and Faster
In cycling circles being able to climb fast is revered. We’ve seen some great cycling battles fought on legendary climbs such as Mont Ventoux or Alpe d'Huez. Being able to climb is seen as a sign...
Group Riding Pro Tips for Better Training
Group Riding Pro Tips for Better Training
Group riding brings many benefits to your cycling. You cycle further for less effort, experience camaraderie, learn from others, and there is a particular skill set to riding in a large training pelot...
7 Tips for Finding Great Local Cycle Training Routes
7 Tips for Finding Great Local Cycle Training Routes
Finding new and exciting places to ride keeps life interesting. Training remains fresh and gives you new places to explore. New routes offer the chance to ride a previously unknown pleasant stretch of...
Wear Lightweight Gear for Cycling Speed Improvements
Wear Lightweight Gear for Cycling Speed Improvements
Last week we discussed bike upgrades that make you go faster. If you’re considering an upgrade or three, you should read it as it provides valuable insights: Bike Upgrades that Make You go Faster. Th...
Bike Upgrades to Make You go Faster
Bike Upgrades to Make You go Faster
Although it is your power and endurance that determines how fast your bike travels, a few well-chosen upgrades will give you marginal speed gains improving how the bike feels, and indeed how fast you ...
Five Inspirational and Influential Women Cyclists Past and Present
Five Inspirational and Influential Women Cyclists Past and Present
When cycling is discussed, we tend to focus on men’s races, events, and riders. Websites such as CyclingRanking has painstakingly gone through every men’s race to produce a list of the best cyclists o...
Meet the Best Two Cyclists Ever to Have Lived!
Meet the Best Two Cyclists Ever to Have Lived!
To be considered the best road cyclist in the world is a rare crown worn by few. Even fewer cyclists are regarded as one of the greats of the sport. At Cycling Ranking, they have gone through every ra...
Free Guide: How to Become an Expert Road Cyclist!
Free Guide: How to Become an Expert Road Cyclist!
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The Pro Techniques for Riding Faster on the Flat
The Pro Techniques for Riding Faster on the Flat
No matter your level in cycling, it is fair to say you want to be able to ride faster. How fast you cycle, together with how far you can ride is how most of us chart progress. By using certain trainin...
Top Tips for First-Time Triathletes
Top Tips for First-Time Triathletes
For those looking for the physical challenge of a lifetime, a triathlon is the perfect endurance race that encompasses the three main disciplines of running, cycling, and swimming. In recent years, mo...
The Quick and Easy Guide to Cycling During Lockdown
The Quick and Easy Guide to Cycling During Lockdown
The idea of this guide is to help you maximise your cycling time, maintain your condition, and to continue to get enjoyment from cycling. With tighter restrictions in place in the UK and Ireland and ...
Happy Christmas & New Year from SportActive Cycling
Happy Christmas & New Year from SportActive Cycling
Let's Get Ready for 2021! The year 2020 has almost gone. It's been a big challenge and endurace test for everyone. But we look forward to 2021 with a positive outlook for our SportActive holidays. T...
Cycling with Sciatica: Chiropractor's Tips To Ease Pain
Cycling with Sciatica: Chiropractor's Tips To Ease Pain
Cyclists need to watch out for a variety of injuries, especially sciatica. This irritating condition alters your sciatic nerve causing it to send tingling sensations throughout your lower back. If not...
Pedal Like a Pro and Ride Like the Wind
Pedal Like a Pro and Ride Like the Wind
Watching the pros pedalling is almost like watching a work of art unfold as they ascend mountains and descend into valleys. To reach this level they have practiced for hours and days.  The bette...
Winter Training Tips for a Stellar New Cycling Season
Winter Training Tips for a Stellar New Cycling Season
Now autumn is here we know that winter is not far behind. The colder months bring shorter days and a nip in the air. Nonetheless, with a little planning, you can keep the pedals turning to keep your c...
6 Tips to Lose Weight Through Cycling
6 Tips to Lose Weight Through Cycling
Cycling is a fantastic exercise. It works certain muscle groups, exercises your heart and keeps you in better condition. It is also good for your immune system, which in the current climate is no bad ...
Cycle Sprinting Tips to Finish Like a Pro
Cycle Sprinting Tips to Finish Like a Pro
There can be no denying that riding fast is a thrill. We all love the long winding descents like you encounter when you ride Mont Ventoux or Bonette. The wind whips around you, and the road disappears...
6 Common Cycling Mistakes to Avoid
6 Common Cycling Mistakes to Avoid
When first starting in cycling, it is easy to make mistakes. If left unchecked, these mistakes can become habits affecting your performances and enjoyment of the sport. So, with this in mind, let’s ta...
2 Cycle Training Techniques to Adopt When Short on Time
2 Cycle Training Techniques to Adopt When Short on Time
Although cycling is fantastic, there can be no denying it can be a time-consuming sport. Improving means putting in the hours and effort. If you are short on time, this may make you feel that big cycl...
Cycling and Touring the French Alps
Cycling and Touring the French Alps
Without question cycling and touring the French Alps is something everyone should do at least once in their life. It is a beautiful and spectacular part of the planet offering crisp mountain air and m...
Did you Discover Cycling in the Covid-19 Lockdown? Here’s Some Advice
Did you Discover Cycling in the Covid-19 Lockdown? Here’s Some Advice
Although the lockdown was hard, it did bring opportunities. You may have had a chance to take up a hobby that you had been meaning to explore for some time. If that activity was cycling, you’re in luc...
The CIC - Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge – Compare your Time to the Pros!
The CIC - Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge – Compare your Time to the Pros!
SportActive’s 2020 Mont Ventoux Challenge  (2nd-9th August 2020) just went up a gear and got even better. Due to lockdown the pro race CIC - Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge now tak...
Cycle Training Zones Explained
Cycle Training Zones Explained
Pro cyclists know exactly what their heart rate and functional threshold power (FTP) is. They use the numbers to guide their training by splitting their training rides into zones. Zone 1 is a very cas...
Sean Kelly TV interview - April 2013
Sean Kelly TV interview - April 2013
We thought you might be interested seeing this interview of Sean Kelly, on Mallorca Today TV, talking about his career and SportActive. It was taken in April 2013 in the SportActive Cycling Centre i...
Seven Good Reasons to Start Road Cycling...
Seven Good Reasons to Start Road Cycling...
...as well as Saving the Planet. If you are yet to climb back on the saddle and start cycling, here are good reasons to do so. There are few negative points about cycling, and lots and lots of good...

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