Almost every gym I’ve been to has had one rowing machine, sometimes two, and nobody ever uses it. That’s a shame, because it’s a great tool for getting a full-body workout when you’re doing cardio, and especially for intervals like we’re doing this month.If you haven’t tried the rowing machine (or as fancy people call it, the ergometer), it can be a little perplexing.

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A sore bum is something that most cyclists and triathletes have experienced, but it doesn’t have to be a part of the sport. Here are GTN’s top 10 ways to avoid a sore ass when cycling.


So, you want to spin those hamstrings into a frenzy, but it’s raining cats and dogs? That’s cool: there is an answer and it comes in the form of the best exercise bikes – or you may prefer a turbo trainer if you’re more hardcore. There’s nothing like a long and arduous indoor cycling session for absolutely blitzing fat, building up Chris Hoy ham hock legs and constructing a superhuman heart.

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Are you new to road cycling? The good thing is that it’s pretty easy to get into road cycling, and apart from the main purchase of a bicycle, it’s not the most expensive pastime you could pick from a long list of regular hobbies that British people partake in.

If you are looking to get into road cycling and you’re not sure what you need to get started, we’ve listed some of the key things you might want to consider.

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Not everything in cycling has to cost lots, you can actually make some serious improvements to your bike and kit without having to break the bank. In this video, James runs you through some of the least costly items that give you a good bang for your buck.

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Enhance E-Bike 48v 350w Electric Fat Tyre Mountain Bike

We believe the Enhance 350 Lithium is the best value, in the “Under £2000” category off-road mountain bikes available in the UK. And we have certainly done our research. No other bikes in this category offer the same power, features, build or reliability.

Powered with a monster 48 Volt 10AH Lithium Li-ion battery, the range will vary from a typical 35km without rider pedal assistance, and up to 60km with pedal assistance.

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If you’re new to mountain biking, you’ll probably have noticed a few things. Mountain biking is fun. It’s addictive. Turns are great. Jumps are amazing. The ground is hard.

While many more experienced riders tend to pare down on the protective kit – you’ll notice most folk rocking simply knee pads, gloves and a decent helmet – an upward learning curve warrants, and indeed necessitates, protecting yourself from head to toe.

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New to cycling in an urban environment? It can often be tricky to know what to wear and when. In this video, we check out the clothing options available to you for city cycling.

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Cyclists will benefit from the additional grip and protection offered by gloves – keeping sweaty hands from slipping from the bar grips, or offering palm protection in the event of a crash – while all athletes need to keep their extremities warm when exercising in cold conditions.

Gloves vary in price and application, ranging from lightweight summer mitts offering basic cushioning and crash protection to highly-technical and fully weatherproof winter gloves for polar conditions.

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What should you look for in a pair of cycling sunglasses? Well they differ from regular sunglasses in that they have a wraparound design so they sit closer to your face. The frames are usually thinner and they’re made from lightweight and durable materials, and the lenses are lighter too, typically shatterproof and they come in a vast rainbow of tints to suit different lighting conditions.

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Bicycle helmets aren’t generally a huge consideration in the bike riding experience but they could prove to be the difference in how well you fare in the event of a crash.

Modern day helmets are as much about performance and style as they are about safety. Wearing one is required by law in Australia, so it’s critical to make an informed decision about what sits on your noggin.