Caffeine and The Cyclist - Guest blog by Paul Waters

Caffeine: friend or foe? A balanced view  It’s thought to be the most commonly used drug on the planet, yes that’s right, it can actually be classified as a drug. In fact people are now more likely to consume caffeine on a daily basis than fruit, with four out of every five people in western cultures using it every day. In 1984 the International Olympic Committee banned it with the restriction only lifted in 2004. It’s currently on WADA’s monitoring list of substances worthy of further research into its use as a performance enhancer in sports, meaning they’re keeping an...

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Why lactate test? Here's the proof....

Many customers ask us how simply testing their fitness could ever make them a faster rider. Surely being able to shout about your power to weight ratio, or lactate threshold at the mid-ride coffee stop is all wonderful, but it won't beat everyone up the local climb. The answer is that sometimes boasting of huge power outputs is enough to put other off, but in reality the way to get faster at riding your bike, is to train. Training can take many different forms, most of which include riding your bike, but simply riding will only take you so far....

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Free Autumn Performance Seminars - Book Now for Seminar 1 - Mental Performance Coaching

We're pleased to announce a series of FREE autumn seminars at Bike Science Bristol. The first of the series takes place on Tuesday 13th October at 6:30pm with Mental Performance Coach Debbie Hill from Ahead 4 Life. PLACES ARE FREE, BUT ARE LIMITED - BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY Here Debbie shows an example of how mental attitude can alter rider performance... Viviani thinks his way to win Stage 3 of the Tour of Britain 9 September 2015 With the Tour of Britain in full swing this week, I thought I would share my analysis of how these professional cyclists might be...

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