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Nutrition & Skin Care

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Protein shakes are now commonplace in cycling, offering quick, convenient access to protein for a faster and better recovery. Some cyclists swear by them while others shun them in favour of more natural nutrition like rice and tuna. Taking protein shakes at face value, I tested a pack of eight Cyclone Milk chocolate flavour bottles as an alternative...

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Like the Race Drink , CNP Hydro Gels have been developed in conjunction with British Cycling and Team Sky nutritionist Nigel Mitchell to address a specific performance issue. During a course of a race, they found that riders could handle 2-4 regular gels but, in planning for the Olympic Road Race, reckoned that the riders would need in excess...

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The importance of staying hydrated and providing your body with adequate energy on long rides is the same for weekend warrior sportive heroes as it is for top professionals. The problem with many energy drinks though is that they can be a bit syrupy, leaving your mouth feeling claggy and upsetting your stomach on a long day out. Team Sky...

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Warming balm is a useful product for those colder winter rides. Don't misunderstand their purpose though, they are NOT a replacement for clothing! If you haven't used any form of warming balm before, the easiest way to describe is it to imagine a cream version of Deep Heat. There are active ingredients that create a heating sensation on your...