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Dealing with sickness

Dealing with sickness

This past week I’ve not been too well. Suffering from what I think is probably Norovirus, I’ve replaced my hours on the saddle with hours on the toilet. And just like back in September, this illness has come at a time when my training plan was starting to fall perfectly into place and I was really starting to feel myself getting stronger. It always feels unfair. Losing weight that you don’t really have is also a concern, and missing out…

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The Winter Bike

The Winter Bike

Mention the phrase “winter bike” to a non-cyclist and you’ll probably get a puzzled look in response, or maybe a laugh. After all why on earth would you need a separate bike for winter? It can all be washed and, if need be, replaced. And that’s all very true. However, the absolute bare minimum you’re probably going to need to replace are your chain and cassette, and there’s a £60 difference for these components depending on if you opt for…

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