Blog Category: Fitness

Lisbon Gran Fondo 2018
15 May 2018

Lisbon Gran Fondo 2018

Back in November Great Ormond Street Hospital had their first velodrome fundraising event based at Lee Valley Velopark.

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IN: CycleFitnessEvents
Secret training - Stealth 4% hydrating energy drink mix review
4 May 2018

Secret training - Stealth 4% hydrating energy drink mix review

Energy drinks… There are so many out there, which one to choose?

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IN: CycleFitnessGeneralReviewsTrainingRacing
New Stealth products by Secret training
24 April 2018

New Stealth products by Secret training

Stealth nutrition bars and energy gels are up and coming products by Secret Training, which are invented by European Champion Track Cyclist Tim Lawson.

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IN: CycleFitnessReviewsProductsGeneral
Single chain rings on road bikes
19 March 2018

Single chain rings on road bikes

It seems to be that road bikes are following in the wake of MTB with disc brakes, tubeless tyres and now single chain ring - no front mech and it has begun.

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IN: CycleRacingFitness
Vaaru Octane 6-4: Duathlon Test
5 March 2018

Vaaru Octane 6-4: Duathlon Test

I’ve done a lot on this bike, from Granfondos to riding across Portugal with panniers, over 12000km to date.

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IN: CycleFitness
Cycling: Motivation, Training and Recovery
14 February 2018

Cycling: Motivation, Training and Recovery

It’s that time of year now, trying to get back into training mode.

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IN: CycleFitnessTraining
The Best Stretches for Cyclists: Before And After Your Cycle Ride
10 January 2018

The Best Stretches for Cyclists: Before And After Your Cycle Ride

For this latest blog I have teamed up with Mark Inns, who like myself is also based in Portugal.

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IN: CycleFitness
Granfondo Premium Portugal 2017
3 October 2017

Granfondo Premium Portugal 2017

Granfondos are going on all over the world.

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IN: CycleEventsFitness
Sharing The Adventure of Cycling
4 May 2017

Sharing The Adventure of Cycling

Over the last few years at Delucci Retreat, I’m seeing more couples riding together and sharing cycling adventures.

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IN: CycleTrainingFitness
Cycle Events Inspired By The Classics
12 April 2017

Cycle Events Inspired By The Classics

Due to the growing media coverage, more and more people are following the classic cycle races like The Paris-Roubaix, which is a one day race starting north of Paris and finishing on the Belgian frontier.

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IN: CycleFitness
Cycling Top Tips: Getting on a Road Bike for the First Time
27 March 2017

Cycling Top Tips: Getting on a Road Bike for the First Time

Never ridden a road bike before and lacking in confidence before taking to the road? Then I have a top tip to get you ready and confident for cycling on a full spec road bike.

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IN: CycleFitness
Cycling Luggage: Options for Bike Touring
16 March 2017

Cycling Luggage: Options for Bike Touring

Are you one of the increasing number of people who are going on cycling tours? It seems more and more people are exploring the world on a bicycle, totally self-sufficient, with all they need strapped to the bike, giving a true sense of freedom and adventure.

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IN: CycleProductsFitness
Velodrome Experience: Raising Money for Great Ormond Street Hospital
2 March 2017

Velodrome Experience: Raising Money for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Charity cycling events don’t get much bigger than this! Celebrities, Professional Athletes, and fast-paced cycling action all while raising money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

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IN: CycleEventsFitness
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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IN: CycleFitnessTraining
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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IN: CycleFitnessTraining
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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IN: CycleFitnessReviewsProducts
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
Best Bikes To Buy For £600
31 May 2016

Best Bikes To Buy For £600

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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IN: CycleFitness
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