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Eating and drinking for the bike

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Everyone seems to have an opinion on nutrition. Gels, gus, power bars, sports drinks, jam sandwiches, smoothies, turkish delights, beetroot juice. The list is long. We provide some basic tips here for getting started. Energy output in cycling Cycling is an exercise that boosts your cardiovascular fitness by elevating your heart rate. Any sustained cardiovascular [...] [...]

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Harnessing the male voice

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Why White Ribbon? The concept of our White Ribbon charity ride was born in late 2014 when we discussed a bringing together the cycling community to support a cause that supports women. We wanted to share the strength and spirit we have gained in the three years of our program by providing help to women who need it [...] [...]

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Run Group!

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Running for recreation or triathlon or just to improve your fitness? We will be launching a new run group! Our new group truing schedule starts on Monday 5 October. Information about our run groups to start next month: Mondays 6am at Perry Lakes Reserve in Floreat with Leigh Elson is a super fit and experienced runner [...] [...]

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Along came Amy’s Otway Classic – Life on tour!

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Stefanie Van Amerongen joined the Nicheliving Racing Team for the Amy’s Otway Classic, the women’s NRS tour event that runs alongside Amy’s Gran Fondo in Lorne, Victoria. Stef is a very accomplished and successful mountain bike racer and time trialist and tells the story about her transition into national women’s road racing. “Last weekend I was [...] [...]

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Vo2 Interval training

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Vo2 Sessions with Brad Hall, these sessions are legitimately based around Vo2 max variables. Thus a Vo2 max test should be preferably completed prior the session to enable us to outline the variables Pmax and Tmax. These two variables detail upper limits of exercise INTENSITY & DURATION. Highly specific interval work can then be tailored [...] [...]

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Time Trial & Threshold power Sessions

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TT/Threshold Sessions – if you want to be able to sustain more power for longer periods, or build on your base fitness this session will facilitate it. With the TT season fastly approaching this session will improve your sustained power output Lessons taught by World TT Champion Jessica Allen involve targeted practice around sustained power [...] [...]

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Sprint Sessions Starting Soon

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Sprint Sessions- if you want to get more out of your sprinting ability this is it. Lessons taught by Australia Criterium Champion Anthony Giacoppo and involve targeted practice around out of the saddle sprinting and repeated acceleration work. Great for group riding power and criterium speed Sessions commence the week of the 28th September and [...] [...]

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Know that you are strong enough

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Don’t give up and don’t stop leaving – Rowena Scott Its two months today that a group of people from Perth will take part in the first ride in the campaign to stop domestic violence against women and children. One person who is taking part in the ride and has been involved in the organisation [...] [...]

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Cycling from the core

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What is meant by “core” and why is it important in cycling? In addition to the abdominal muscles the ‘core’ group includes muscles deep within the torso, from the pelvis up to the neck and shoulders. Strong abdominal muscles are fundamental to your fitness, performance and overall health and in cycling. All of the muscles [...] [...]

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Scared of the drops?

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Riding in the drops One of the areas of bike handling where beginner and intermediate riders often struggle with, is riding in the drops when descending or sprinting. One of the key impediments to women being comfortable in the drops is often small hands combined with bar measurements not appropriate for women. Firstly, people may [...] [...]

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