Fitness

Whether you're just getting into cycling or you're a seasoned rider looking to take your cycling the next level, these blogs and videos will help. Take your pick from our selection of experts - we love them all because their different styles, knowledge and experience are so easy to import into your own life. And they'll make a difference, you'll see!

23Oct
23Oct

What I've learned about saddle soreness

Posted in Beginner's Guides Video Fitness Problem Solver By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Writer and Multi-Talent!

Let’s be honest, bums and bits weren’t made for saddles. If you're suffering, you're not alone. After 10 years of looking for solutions, here are Juliet's Top 10 Tips...

13Oct
13Oct

None of us have ever experienced saddle soreness... have we now?! What better people to tell you about how to improve an often unmentionable problem than GB Cycling's experts...

10Aug
10Aug

10 Great Cycling Goals for Summer

Posted in Fitness Inspiration By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Writer and Multi-Talent!

Juliet offer you ten inspiring, fun-filled cycling activities and goals that will make these summer months the best you’ve ever experienced.

25Jun
25Jun

Let's face it, the UK's not famous for blazing heat. When the mercury passes 20c we're prone to flapping about as though we're living in the Dubai desert. Fans and paddling pools sell out, and public fountains are gridlocked. But it can, and most years it does at some point...

06Jun
06Jun

Triathlon athlete and World Champ Simone Mitchell reveals six of her key training exercises to improve strength, both on and off the bike.

31May
31May

Do you Strava? The fact that we use 'Strava' as a verb proves - if proof were needed - that the most popular cycling app of all time has come of age.

We're really excited to invite you to our VeloVixen Strava Club - a great way to bring together our amazing community of female cyclists. So why should you join us?

10May
10May

On the first weekend of May, the top names in cycling - men's and women's - battled it out across Yorkshire in front of 2 million spectators. Maria David went to try some of what they did for herself...

02May
02May

Fuelling for long rides

Posted in Fitness Problem Solver By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Writer and Multi-Talent!
Think of your body like a car and it all makes sense. You set off for a ride with a certain amount of petrol in your tank and after a point it begins to run out, eventually emptying completely so that you can no longer ride...

18Jan
18Jan

Simone Mitchell became 2017 AG World Champion in 70.3 Ironman. She's a triathlon superstar, but equally great at getting the best out of 'normal' people.

In this 2nd video, Simone shares another brilliant 6-part training circuit suitable for beginners right up to the elite. You don't even need equipment!

15Nov
15Nov

We're all guilty of ignoring our stretching, even Anna G herself. Not one to let the grass grow under her feet, here Anna shows us a great sequence of cycling-specific stretches from her home beach in Spain. Where grass doesn't grow.

08Nov
08Nov

Long cycle rides, as with any endurance sport, can wreak havoc on our digestive system if we don’t treat it right. Your body is working overtime to keep your muscles moving, blood pumping & lungs breathing and you don’t want to create more stress by giving it more work to do to digest your food. So how can you keep your tummy happy whilst on the bike?

31Oct
31Oct

2 Easy Yoga Exercises to Improve Your Cycling

Posted in Fitness Inspiration #CycleHappy By VeloVixen (Author: Lexie Williamson)

Improve your cycling with these simple yoga exercises designed to boost power, help prevent injury and improve bone density.

23Oct
23Oct

Juliet's just finished her first season. "Racing bikes is nothing short of a high so with the season all wrapped up and no more fixed crits until next April I'm feeling something akin to withdrawal."

05Oct
05Oct

Ever wondered how to become a World Champion? In this video, filmed at our Women's Cycling Hub at the 2017 Cycle Show, Simone Dailey gives you some vital secrets and demonstrates how to 'build a base, build a champion'...

18Sep
18Sep

Why Cross is Really Boss

Posted in Fitness Inspiration Opinions Best of 2017 By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!
Take a glimpse at social media right now and you may well come across the hashtag #crossisboss. But exactly what is everyone talking about?

23Mar
23Mar

5 Ways to Prepare for Long Rides

Posted in Fitness Inspiration By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

In the spirit of challenging myself this year, I’ve decided to try my first long distance ride, cycling from Lands End to John O’ Groats. As someone who favours short, fast, intense racing such as criterium, I don’t regularly ride for longer than 90km. Here are 5 areas I'm going to focus on to prepare me for the LEJOG 960-mile-long route.

11Nov
11Nov

We all know that eating properly can make you go better on your bike. But how many of us have devoted a career to studying it? Nutritionist Jasmine Campbell has - and she's especially good on female specific tips.

Listen to her speak at our 2016 VeloVixen Women's Cycling Hub...

21Oct
21Oct

The first time I rode my bike up a hill I had to get off and push. I pushed my bike over the brow of the hill and slumped down on the verge to admire the view. I had no sense of satisfaction, I had hardly justified a rest, but my wobbly legs needed to regroup. The pros make it all look so easy, so effortless. The reality, I found, was somewhat different...

20Oct
20Oct

Ultra-Distance Cycling. Not something most of us have even contemplated. Emily and Shu have. And they're probably the UK's two most recognised and respected. Let them tell you more in this remarkable video... we challenge not to watch the whole hour!

02Mar
02Mar

Turbo Training Ideas

Posted in Fitness By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

Last month I posted a few indoor training ideas for those of you hoping to keep riding, increase your fitness, burn off a few calories or rid yourself of cabin fever

This month I thought I’d follow that up with some more specific ideas for turbo trainer based workouts that will not take too long, but that can have spectacular results...

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