A beginner’s guide to cycling clothing

You’ve seen them, right?  Lycra-clad cycling clothing and aerodynamic super-ergonomic lightweight bikes these speed demons seem to whizz up a hill without breaking a sweat. Putting Bradley Wiggins and the other Tour de France competitors aside for one moment, to the beginner cyclist all this streamlined extravagance can be a little overwhelming – especially if you’re not…

How Great Running Clothes give Keen Athletes the Edge

When it comes to performance running clothes, this year’s Olympic athletes won’t leave anything to chance. Many elite runners will be donning high-tech brands hoping it will give them the edge in races where every second, if not millisecond, counts.  So what is the latest gear sports companies are offering to boost athletic performance? At…

On the Road: Getting the best from cycling clothing and equipment

Long summer days (yes we’re praying!) are the perfect time for building up the road bike miles, whether training for an event or simply enjoying the scenery. Regular road cyclists can suddenly find that their gear has done rather more miles than they thought; so to make the most of your bigger trips, take the…

Gearing up for the TNT Great British Bike Ride

Many cycling enthusiasts will be gearing up for The TNT Great British Bike Ride in August, so here are some tips on the best cycling clothing for all participants hoping to take on a real challenge. The event starts at Land’s End on August 28 and ends at Twickenham Stadium on September 1 and completed…

What is the most gruelling and demanding sports event?

Being a Sports Journalist I’ve often found myself getting into heated debates discussing the above question. It’s a difficult one to answer and many struggle to provide one such is the complexity of the question and what various people’s interpretation of the word `gruelling` actually is. There are also a number of races or events…