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We hope that you will find the following web pages helpful. They contain advice and guidance on a number of aspects related to cycling including - fitness, bike components, and other accessories.
If you are at the stage in your cycling experience where you are considering riding clipped in, have a look at our series of articles on clipless pedals including:-
How to ride with clipless pedals. Gives a few pointers on safe practice ideas before committing to the trail in clipless pedals.
How to choose clipless bike pedals. Understanding the different options out there; the difference between road and MTB pedals.
Clipless mountain bike pedals for beginners. A brief discussion of the various options for mountain bikers.
Cycling Fitness - Stretching.
One of the more important but less practiced cycling fitness regimes is that of stretching. After a hard day in the saddle muscles are fatigued and often full of natural acids, by-products of the burning of energy sources within the muscle. The muscles can become "tight" and less flexible leading to the possibility of damage. Stretching at the end of a ride helps the muscles relax, cleanse the waste products and maintain flexibility. Have a look at the following articles on stretching; they may help you keep your muscles in good shape.
Yoga stretching for cyclists. For the more spiritual amongst you, this article suggests some yoga stretches to keep your limbs in good order.
Traveling with your bike.
Taking your bike away with you on holiday is a big decision. Most airlines will take bikes, for a small fee, to most destinations. Whilst bikes are incredibly strong when stressed in the way they were designed, stress them in a different way - a heavy weight imposed on the side of a deraileur for example - and they bend or break. The trick is to pack them well and to have the right sort of box or case. Have a look at our articles on:-
How to pack a bike for air travel. The article gives a few tips on packing your bike safely for an air journey.
How to choose the best bicycle travel bag. The article discusses the different types of bike bags or boxes which are available for air travel.
Best bicycle box for air travel.Talks about the merits of a "hard" bicycle box.
Shipping a bike. Some tips and simple instructions for shipping a bike by air or sea.
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