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Winter Cycling Kit List

Winter Cycling Kit List

For the first instalment of our winter training series we start with our 2022 Winter Cycling Kit List; our top ten clothing and accessories for winter cycling to keep you warm, dry and safe while out training this winter. 


Cyclists Guide to Caffeine

Cyclists Guide to Caffeine

It wasn’t long ago caffeine appeared on the WADA banned substances list, which says something for its widely acknowledged performance enhancing capabilities.

Thankfully our favourite morning brew is now legal once again. Caffeine is now widely used among professional and amateur athletes in many sports but is most commonly consumed among endurance cyclists world over. 


10 Cycling Rituals to Avoid Winter Illness

10 Cycling Rituals to Avoid Winter Illness

During winter training in severe weather on dirty roads, it’s important for cyclist to armour the immune system and avoid bugs, viruses and infections.

With Flu season upon us and Covid lingering, read our rituals to ensure you're fighting fit during Struggle training and you emerge from winter with a solid base ahead of the sportive season...


Are you Overtraining?

Are you Overtraining?

In search of structure, and in the absence of most other pastimes, exercise has become more prevalent in our daily routine during lockdown. And with an almighty goal like a Struggle on the horizon (12 weeks to go), why not throw yourself into your training?

Coach Tom’s Three Fundamentals To Training Plan Success

Coach Tom’s Three Fundamentals To Training Plan Success

Struggle’s Coach Tom of Downing Cycling is currently assisting a huge range of riders prepare for a Struggle in 2021.

Whether they’re new to cycling or extremely experienced, their training is carefully considered, specifically structured and highly personalised.