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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...
Ride Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées – Your New Favourite Sportive
Ride Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées – Your New Favourite Sportive
Recently, Flora and Martin took on the challenging yet majestic sportive of Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées. Set in the Pyrénées mountain range, the sportive is a distance of 165 kms and involves 5,500...
Mallorca Cycling an Overview
Mallorca Cycling an Overview
The Balearic island of Mallorca lies 320 kms east from the Spanish city of Valencia in the Mediterranean Sea. It is famed for its historical sites dating back to Roman and Moorish periods of history, ...
Embrace and Ride Les Gorges de la Nesque
Embrace and Ride Les Gorges de la Nesque
Close to ‘The Beast of Provence’, Mont Ventoux is the magnificent canyon of Gorges de la Nesque. Many see this as the second most important canyon in Province after the Gorges de Verdon, but others wi...
How to Ride the Right Pace in a Sportive
How to Ride the Right Pace in a Sportive
Secure your Best Time Riding well in a sportive is not just about the training before hand, but about pacing yourself throughout the event. This is not just about sticking to the right speed, but bur...
Four  Reasons Why Ventoux Should be on your Must Ride List
Four Reasons Why Ventoux Should be on your Must Ride List
The Challenge of the Bald Mountain Ventoux is a cycling challenge like no other. It is the mountain the professionals respect and fear, and has been the scene of dramatic events. Tournaments have bee...
Ride Puig Major and Reach the Highest Point on Mallorca
Ride Puig Major and Reach the Highest Point on Mallorca
Mallorca has several fantastic cycling routes and like Cap Formentor and Sa Calobra, Puig Major is one of them. In fact Puig Major, which is part of the Tramuntana mountain range is the second most po...
6 Reasons to Ride in Mallorca this October
6 Reasons to Ride in Mallorca this October
Ride with the Legend Sean Kelly Escape the Winter Maintain Fitness for Better Cycling October Summer Cycling When the Summer months fade and Autumn changes to Winter, it is fair to say that most o...
Tips to Maintain Fitness in the Winter Months
Tips to Maintain Fitness in the Winter Months
With the onset of winter and the cold months, it is easy to leave the bike in the garage and decamp to the sofa. Although you will be warm, without regular exercise your fitness will suffer consi...
Tips to Ride the Mallorca 312 and other Sportives
Tips to Ride the Mallorca 312 and other Sportives
With famous sportives such as the Mallorca 312 approaching fast, we thought it would be a good idea to give you some tips to riding a better sportive. Sportives offer diverse challenges, therefore it'...
Discover Sean Kelly’s Essential Advice for Sportive Training
Discover Sean Kelly’s Essential Advice for Sportive Training
Improve your Sportive Performance Cycle sportives are hugely popular across Europe. They provide an opportunity for you to achieve a new goal, take on a fresh cycling challenge, and test your limits....
Five Tips to Increase your Cycling Speed
Five Tips to Increase your Cycling Speed
The idea behind this blog is to give you some thought provoking tips to help you increase your cycling speed. Something we would all like to do. Although a general guide, hopefully, at least one or tw...
The Cols you have to Ride Before you Die!
The Cols you have to Ride Before you Die!
Test your Limits on Mont Ventoux. Take on Alpe D’Huez. Ride the Highest Point of the Tour de France. Conquering Cols To be a rider of some note there are several cols you have to ride before you s...
Structured Turbo Training & Lessons from a Legend
Structured Turbo Training & Lessons from a Legend
Structured turbo training in the present environment with restrictions on outdoor movements can give you positive health and fitness benefits. The environment in which you have your turbo trainer loc...
Home Trainer Program - week 5
Home Trainer Program - week 5
This is our 5th week home trainer program and also (hopefully!) the last as everybody in Europe should be out of confinement by the end of this week. Some countries have already started their de-...
Home Trainer Program - week 5 - Power Meter Based
Home Trainer Program - week 5 - Power Meter Based
This is our week 5 home trainer program and also the last as everybody in Europe should be out of confinement by the end of this week. Some countries have already started their de-confinement (Germany...
Home Trainer Program - week 1
Home Trainer Program - week 1
The Covid-19 confinement does not allow us to cycle outdoors anymore, now that spring has arrived… It looks like the only way of maintaining/building our bike fitness is taking out the turbo trainer....
Home Trainer Program - week 2
Home Trainer Program - week 2
We are now all used to some form of confinement. More so if you live in Italy, Spain or France, and a little less if you live in Ireland, UK, Canada or USA. In some countries long outdoor bike rides a...
Home Trainer Program - week 3 - Anaerobic Exercises
Home Trainer Program - week 3 - Anaerobic Exercises
Confinement keeps going and we have reached week 3 of our home trainer workouts. We did Endurance in week 1, Strenght & Core with efforts out of the saddle in week 2 and shall do Anaerobic Ex...
Home Trainer Program - week 4
Home Trainer Program - week 4
This is now our week 4 home trainer program. The last two weeks with threshold training in week 2 and anaerobic exercises in week 3, were quite challenging and we have to allow for some recovery time ...
Home Trainer Program - week 1 - Power Meter Based
Home Trainer Program - week 1 - Power Meter Based
The Covid-19 confinement does not allow us to cycle outdoors anymore, now that spring has arrived… It looks like the only way of maintaining/building our bike fitness is taking out the turbo trainer....
Home Trainer Program - week 2 - Power Meter Based
Home Trainer Program - week 2 - Power Meter Based
We are now all used to some form of confinement. More so if you live in Italy, Spain or France, and a little less if you live in Ireland, UK, Canada or USA. In some countries long outdoor bike rides a...
Home Trainer Program - week 3 - Power Meter Based
Home Trainer Program - week 3 - Power Meter Based
Confinement keeps going and we have reached week 3 of our home trainer workouts. We did endurance in week 1, threshold training in week 2 and shall do anaerobic VO2 work this week. As a reminder, the...
Home Trainer Program - week 4 - Power Meter Based
Home Trainer Program - week 4 - Power Meter Based
This is our week 4 home trainer program. The last two weeks with threshold training in week 2 and anaerobic VO2 Max workouts in week 3 were quite arduous, and we have to allow for some recovery to anc...

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