Useful links

Recently, I’ve been working on a list of links to other sites that may be of use. Should I come across anything in the future, I’ll be sure to add it to this page. Giving some of these sites a quick look is a good idea – I’ve found all of them helpful at some point during my Cycling career.

GCN

Well known YouTube channel – containing many hundreds of Cycling related videos. If you have any question relating to riding, there is almost certainly a video about it somewhere.

BikeRadar

I find this useful for product reviews – though it does contain much more, such as news relating to the Professional scene. It also contains a useful forum should you have a burning question.

Wiggle

My preferred online Cycle retailer. There are of course many others, chances are you have already used them – but I’m putting the link here just in case. One thing I will mention is the returns policy that this site employs – being one of the few that will give you a full refund and not ask too many questions. Customer service is excellent, drop them an email and expect a reply within 48 hours. Also very good for a bargain.

ScarletFire Cycling

Any questions relating to the computing side of things – this is the place to look. The site contains many tutorials relating to Garmin, Strava etc

DC Rainmaker

A very handy blog – especially if you happen to be a triathlete. Contains very comprehensive product reviews and guides. I used this when deciding what Power meter to buy earlier in the year, no stone was left unturned in terms of the depth of information on offer.

Strava

Again, I would be surprised if you hadn’t at least heard of this app. If not, check it out – if you don’t already do so its a great way to begin recording your rides, all you need is a GPS enabled smartphone. It has many other useful and fun features – worth a look.

Zwift

An online virtual reality cycling game. I find it very good for indoor training, helping to alleviate the boredom. As a minimum you’ll need an ANT+ speed sensor, turbo trainer/rollers and a Wi-Fi enabled computer (though a mobile version is coming soon). If you are lucky enough to own a Smart trainer, the experience becomes even more authentic.

British Cycling

If you want to race – you’ll need to become a member, more on that here.

Joe Friel’s Blog

For more advanced training advice, have a look at this. It’s my go to reference if unsure of something relating to training plans etc.

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