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Link to How do you know when you're cycling too much? - The GCN Show
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How do you know when you're cycling too much? - The GCN Show

Si Richardson is joined by Hank in the studio this week, as the pair discuss everything from suppressed heart rates to suppressed social lives

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Mark Cavendish last raced at Milano-Torino, but pulled out of the race before the finish

Mark Cavendish out until mid-April as recovery from illness continues

British rider has struggled with his health for several weeks but is set to race the Presidential Cycling Tour of Türkiye later in April

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Here's how cycling boosts your love hormones - The GCN Show

Dan and Si are in the studio to discuss the revelation that male pro cyclists get worse after their first child, but cycling actually boosts our so-called 'cuddle chemicals'

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Peter Sagan was hoping to make a return to the Olympic Games this summer

Peter Sagan forced to undergo second heart operation

Slovakian's bid to make the Paris Olympics suffers another blow, as return to training throws up more heart rhythm problems

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Rigoberto Urán revealed his habit on Colombian TV, appearing in a fake bath

Rigoberto Urán bathes in vinegar, dermatologists are flummoxed

Is their any proven benefit to the Colombian's post-ride ritual?

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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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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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Link to Cycling can reduce prostate cancer risk by 35%, new research shows
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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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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Link to Cycling to work makes commuters less likely to be prescribed anti-depressants, new study finds
Commuting by bike is linked to reduced prescription of anti-depressants

Cycling to work makes commuters less likely to be prescribed anti-depressants, new study finds

A study of almost 380,000 people shows that cycle commuters are 15% less likely to suffer from anxiety or depression

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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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How to avoid getting a numb penis while cycling

We caught up with industry experts to learn what causes numbness and how to prevent it from occurring

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Link to How many calories do you burn when cycling?
Understanding your calorie burn rate is important for fuelling your rides

How many calories do you burn when cycling?

Here's how to work out how much energy you use on a ride

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Link to Cycling sparks 'significant' mental health improvements in adolescents, new US study finds
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Cycling sparks 'significant' mental health improvements in adolescents, new US study finds

Co-author highlights 'the freedom and relief that come with going out for a bike ride' as participants show higher wellbeing after six-week cycling program

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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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GCN Show: The worst ways to ruin a bike ride

This week, Si and Hank discuss rides gone wrong, as well as bringing you the latest cycling news and casting judgement on your hacks and bodges

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Lewis Askey in the Vuelta a España peloton

Lewis Askey and the leaner man in the mirror

Groupama-FDJ's young Brit talks learning to hit race weight in a healthy way

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Link to New study shows bike fitness can reduce the risk of nine cancers for men
Higher fitness level is linked to lower cancer risk for certain types

New study shows bike fitness can reduce the risk of nine cancers for men

An analysis of over a million men shows that being fit reduces your risk of getting these specific cancers

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Link to GCN Show: Does cycling help or hurt your long term health?
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GCN Show: Does cycling help or hurt your long term health?

Dan and Hank look at the science of cycling health, this week's cycling news, and more

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Iñigo San Millán at the 2023 Tour de France

Iñigo San Millán: From the Tour de France to cancer research

Tadej Pogačar's coach and pioneer of polarised training is leading the way in cancer research, and using insights from professional cyclists to do it

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Top five tips to get comfortable on your saddle

With these tips, you can ride comfortably all day long.

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Link to How bad is alcohol for cycling performance?
Does alcohol affect your performance on the bike?

How bad is alcohol for cycling performance?

We delve into the science to get the answers.

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Link to Why riding slower makes you faster: the secrets of zone 2 training
San Millán's polarised training seems to do the trick for Pogačar

Why riding slower makes you faster: the secrets of zone 2 training

Tadej Pogačar’s coach on the benefits of zone two riding and why cyclists should alter their training to target it.

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