There are two solutions to a flat tyre. You can either patch it up in the workshop, or you can simply change and replace your inner tube. The latter is much quicker and easier, especially if you need a fix mid-ride!
I'm a runner at heart but since shin splints became a big part of my life, I turned to cycling as a form of cross training. I love riding track and am a regular on the Manchester velodrome; on the road I ride a Trek Lexa and I call it Toby.
Some riders like a day off just to have a day away from the sport, which can be good for them, but in most cases, I have found that riders on a recovery ride would ride too hard. Even when racing I was able to produce some very fast times but I found the skill was to do this at the right time and going easy is a massive skill also.
Choosing the right wheels can be one of the hardest things. Pondering over how many wheelsets you need, what wheels could do it all? If you can manage with one set? Or if you simply have to specialise! It seems like you need wheels for every occasion, every weather condition and every discipline!
Summer is pretty much here and that means marathon season is here too! That means training has to be underway. A lot of us may choose to run a marathon for a charity or just because it is your chosen sport.
The winners of bike races are quite often decided by a sprint finish, and surprisingly it's not all about the rider that comes over the finish line first. Without the help of his teammates, they couldn't execute the perfect finish.