Blog Category: Fitness

Inside the Velodrome - Anadia, Portugal
11 January 2017

Inside the Velodrome - Anadia, Portugal

One of the many hidden cycling gems here in Portugal is the Velodrome in Anadia, only an hour from Porto and equal distance from Delucci Retreat.

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IN: CycleFitness
Cycling: Cardiac Health Awareness
21 December 2016

Cycling: Cardiac Health Awareness

Just before I set off back to Delucci Retreat in Portugal I was invited by my old mate, Chris Lillywhite, to Destination Bikes, based in the heart of surrey, Box Hill, my old training ground.

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IN: CycleFitness
Cycle Training: Never judge a book by its cover
19 October 2016

Cycle Training: Never judge a book by its cover

By running an athlete training camp here in Portugal called Delucci Retreat I get to see all kinds of people.

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Triathlon Training Camps – The Benefits
7 September 2016

Triathlon Training Camps – The Benefits

For those who don’t already know I run a training camp in Portugal called the Delucci Retreat where I help people train for Triathlon, Cycling and Running events.

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Carbon Cycle Wheels Review: EDCO ALBIS 50mm set
22 August 2016

Carbon Cycle Wheels Review: EDCO ALBIS 50mm set

The best all-round wheel needs to be light, strong, fast rolling and not forgetting that they have to look the business, all for the right price.

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Finding a friendly fun triathlon in the United Kingdom
26 July 2016

Finding a friendly fun triathlon in the United Kingdom

As my regular blog readers will know by now I am not based in the UK, so it will come to no surpise to you that I have lost touch of what are the right races to take part in on my return to the UK.

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IN: CycleEventsFitness
Road Bike to Mountain Bike: Time to Enjoy Off Road
14 June 2016

Road Bike to Mountain Bike: Time to Enjoy Off Road

A brilliant way to mix it up road bike training is to jump on a mountain bike, variety is the spice of life as the saying goes and what better way is there than keeping on two wheels but tackling different terrains than mountain biking!

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IN: CycleFitness
Buying A Great Bike With A £600 Budget
31 May 2016

Buying A Great Bike With A £600 Budget

It doesn’t cost a fortune to get riding!

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Getting on your bike with aches and pains
9 May 2016

Getting on your bike with aches and pains

Running a training camp in Portugal I get a lot of riders who want to rehabilitate from physical injuries.

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Preparing for a Triathlon
29 April 2016

Preparing for a Triathlon

I recently took part in an Olympic distance Triathlon in the Algarve in Portugal, which involved a sea swim in the Atlantic.

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IN: CycleFitness
Riding at 60 plus.
21 April 2016

Riding at 60 plus.

This week here at Delucci Retreat in Portugal, we had a truly aspirational customer.

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Ride Clever: Planning for a Cycling Event
14 April 2016

Ride Clever: Planning for a Cycling Event

It’s that time of year again, the weather is improving and with winter training under your belt, you feel the urge to enter an event.

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IN: CycleFitness
How to enjoy cycling with a hectic lifestyle
22 March 2016

How to enjoy cycling with a hectic lifestyle

It can be difficult to continue our passion for cycling with family and work commitments, sometimes it’s tough to muster the physical and mental strength to go out and train when you eventually get some spare time.

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IN: CycleFitness
Day at the Velodrome in Portugal
29 February 2016

Day at the Velodrome in Portugal

Last week I had another great opportunity to train with a few of the Portuguese National Team and some local team riders at the beautiful indoor track here in Portugal situated in Anadia (Sangalhos).

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IN: CycleFitness
Cycling Base Layers: Layering is the key
5 February 2016

Cycling Base Layers: Layering is the key

In this modern world it is difficult to know what to wear with the changes in the weather.

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IN: CycleProductsFitness
Get the old bike out, it's winter time!
18 November 2015

Get the old bike out, it's winter time!

Let's for a moment forget about the best gadgets, up to date bike technology and build quality and go back to how bikes were a few years ago.

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IN: CycleFitness
Stepping up - Improving your Cycle Set Up
5 November 2015

Stepping up - Improving your Cycle Set Up

So it’s time to get a new bike.

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The Adventure of Touring
21 October 2015

The Adventure of Touring

Touring on a bicycle is a feeling like no other.

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The way to keep motivated through them winter months.
6 October 2015

The way to keep motivated through them winter months.

As the days get shorter and colder, it’s hard to keep on top of your bike fitness, but there are a lot of options out there to make it interesting and fun!

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IN: CycleFitness