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7 Tips for Riding Your First Sportive and Loving it!
7 Tips for Riding Your First Sportive and Loving it!
Sportive and cycling events are wonderful. You get the atmosphere that only the larger organised cycling events can bring, together with challenge and achievement. They are a good way to chart progres...
6 Essential Cycling Skills to Master
6 Essential Cycling Skills to Master
To become a good cyclist it is important to learn the essential skills. They will not only help you ride better but more safely too, and most importantly when you ride sportives and other challenges y...
5 Occasions Where Precise Cycle Gearing is Essential
5 Occasions Where Precise Cycle Gearing is Essential
To become a good road cyclist you have to have mastery over your gears. Being able to select the correct gear improves your times and makes for a much smoother ride. Gears allow you to optimise your e...
8 Tips to Increase Your Cycling Distance
8 Tips to Increase Your Cycling Distance
A good sign of cycling progression is to ride longer distances. Sportives, cycling events, and group rides are all accessible once you can put away the miles. The question that arises is how is this a...
Cycling Tips for Cycling Motivation
Cycling Tips for Cycling Motivation
When you decided to climb on the saddle and take up road cycling, you probably had dreams of becoming a lean mean riding machine. The reality is often a little different as life and the weather combin...
Mallorca in 2021: Ready to Ride, Ready to Enjoy
Mallorca in 2021: Ready to Ride, Ready to Enjoy
25th Sept. to 25th Oct. 2021October Summer Cycling October is still summer in Mallorca! Warmer than summer in Ireland or the UK; around 26-27 C° And after your fantastic bike rides, you swim in the ...
Mallorca’s Top 5 Climbs
Mallorca’s Top 5 Climbs
Mallorca is the feature-packed Spanish Balearic island where pro peloton teams train in the off-season. It has iconic routes that every cyclist has ridden or dreamed about riding. With this in mind, l...
24 Facts About Alpe d’Huez You May Not Know
24 Facts About Alpe d’Huez You May Not Know
Alpe d’Huez is one of the most famous cycling cols. Used in professional tournaments and amateur events, it is one of the sport's big boys. Once you’ve ridden the 21 hairpin bends, you have bragging r...
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!
        Simply complete the fields to download your free cycle guide. Enjoy your cycling! ...
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...

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