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Link to Strength training for cyclists: is it worth it?
Should we be hitting the gym to improve our cycling?

Strength training for cyclists: is it worth it?

Many cyclists dislike strength training, but it can have a positive impact on performance as well as helping to reduce the risk of injuries

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How cycling boosts the 6 indicators of a long life - The GCN Show

Dan Lloyd is joined by Conor Dunne in the studio to look at the six key signs of a long life, from grip strength to VO2 max

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Reasons why an e-bike is better than a bike and a car

10 benefits of riding an e-bike

Here are five reasons e-bikes are better than bikes, and five reasons they're better than cars

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Does cross-training work? Zwift 30 in 30 part 2

Gym training, running, walking and swimming are all great in their own right but can they benefit our cycling performance?

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The truth behind cycling and the science of weight loss

Losing weight is something a lot of us would like to do but we might just be approaching it all wrong, Ollie Bridgewood takes a look at the science behind weight loss

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How to start adding intervals to your training

Elevate your cycling and get more out of your training by adding interval sessions to your next ride

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Cardiovascular exercise can dramatically reduce your chance of getting prostate cancer

Cycling can reduce prostate cancer risk by 35%, new research shows

Men whose fitness improved 3% in a year were significantly less likely to develop cancer than those whose fitness had declined

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Group ride etiquette: 8 unwritten rules you need to know

Follow these golden rules so you’re not annoying everyone on your next group ride

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Link to Why you may be struggling to lose weight from cycling
Don't despair if the scales aren't showing progress

Why you may be struggling to lose weight from cycling

If the scales aren’t budging no matter how much you ride, we have some tips for you.

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6 tips to build your fitness from scratch

If your fitness is at an all-time low follow these essential tips to keep yourself motivated and build it back up steadily

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How long does it take to burn off a McDonald's Big Mac?

It’s the classic McDonald’s meal, but how long do you need to cycle for in order to cancel out the calorie intake from this fast food favourite?

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Does endurance really improve with age?

Is there any truth in the idea that you're able to spend longer in the saddle as you get older? Si Richardson investigates

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6 top tips to avoid getting dropped on a climb

Here are some of the best tactical ways to stay in contact with the group when the road points upwards

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You can ride on Zwift with our GCN presenters including Manon Lloyd, Simon Richardson, Conor Dunne, Hank and more

Ride with our GCN presenters during our 30 in 30 January fitness challenge

Keep the motivation high for your January fitness goals by taking part in our dedicated Zwift sessions with the GCN crew

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Join us and complete GCN's January 30 in 30 fitness challenge

Whether it be indoor training on Zwift, local hill reps or even some off-bike exercise, it all counts and will get you towards the target. Are you up for the challenge?

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7 bits of advice new cyclists should ignore - for now

If you are new to cycling you might need to be a little bit selective on the advice that you get given, so here are some of the things we think you should ignore

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New Year's resolutions cyclists should never make

It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about setting goals for the next 12 months, but here are some that we think you should avoid

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GCN takes on the Zwift Academy: Do Andrew Feather or Cillian Kelly have what it takes to make it as a pro rider?

In this second part of the Zwift Academy series, we see how things have been going for KOM sensation Andrew Feather and GCN's own statistician Cillian Kelly

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Polarised training: How to build cycling endurance without the time penalty

You don’t need to go on long, steady bike rides to build endurance. Polarised training provides a solution for time-strapped cyclists

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Link to New fitness app Muuvr turns activities into equipment and gear
Muuvr also aims to be a virtual destination for building community

New fitness app Muuvr turns activities into equipment and gear

App links to your fitness tracking tools and will convert activities into usable points allowing users to buy physical products

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The missing piece: Do we all need a bit more Zone 4?

Zone two training has become a popular trend in cycling with benefits to back it up, but are we all missing something that could transform our riding?

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Joss Lowden is the latest WorldTour pro to take time away from racing to have a child

Cycling through pregnancy: How Joss Lowden kept riding into the ninth month

Former Hour Record holder gives GCN an in-depth look into the physiological and psychological challenges of riding with a baby on board

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Riding through pain: Signs that your riding position needs changing

Getting the correct bike fit is its own science, even if you choose not to get a professional fit, here are some pointers that something isn’t quite right

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Cycling training for beginners: top tips for getting started

If you are starting to take cycling more seriously or want to get fitter or faster, you might look to training more purposefully, but getting started can be daunting

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