Responding to popular demand, we’re publishing a new series on how to train, prepare, and race your first marathon. Not your first marathon? Read on anyway and pick up some tips we’ve put together from years of experience. First up, here’s our best advice on how to prepare for your first marathon MTB race, including […]
It’s that time year where we are all either hibernating on an indoor trainer, getting up later to ride and just trying to keep our damn feet warm! Winter is usually base training for most cyclists, where the miles are put in to make the difference in the summer races. With miles come the large […]
Whole food nutrition is taking the fitness and health world by STORM, and there’s a reason for that. It heals the body. In mountain bike racing, especially endurance and marathon racing, your nutrition is the difference between recovery, performance and your ability to back up your race or training efforts day after day. Whole-foods contain all of the […]
Sudety Mountain Bike Challenge (tagline ‘no bullshit, no compromise’) starts with a prologue around Stronie Slaskie today. and Mike Blewitt and I will be racing it for Team Subaru-MarathonMTB.com in a mixed pair. Stronie Slaskie, in the picturesque Sudety mountains in Poland, is 16,000 kilometres from Sydney – so we thought it best to bring […]
Here is my secret recipe to home made muesli bars. It’s pretty complex, but is guaranteed to increase threshold power by roughly 67.3%. But really they do give you a good amount of energy and the best thing they have over standard sports bars is that you make them! You can put everything you want […]
Next time you’re out training with your friends, have a quick look to see what each rider has in their bottle, or hydration pack. Chances are, everyone is going to be using something different. Some might be drinking water, others an electrolyte drink to fend off cramps, some might prefer supermarket sports drinks, or cordial, […]
I have a lot of, ahem, idiosyncrasies when in comes to food, both on and off the bike. I’ve been vegetarian for 17 years (that’s over half my life and way longer than I’ve been riding bikes). I eat the same thing for breakfast every day and have, with minor variations, for about four years. […]
The original. But with so many players in the market, is it still the best?