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SRAM Front Derailleur with YAW setup guide: by David

After struggling (yes!) while setting up his gears on two bikes with SRAM Force 22, David had to resort to searching the web for guides. Having realised it’s easy when you know how (!) he has put together this guide for how to set up the SRAM front derailleur… Step 1: Height of the front […]

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Preparing for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

  • Posted on: 02/09/2017
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RideLondon training tips by Gerda Mathews I hope you’ve all applied for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for 2018….? I entered the ballot last year for the first time and got accepted for this year’s ride and it was an awesome experience. Not only because of the closed roads and great support along the route (especially […]

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Preparing for a long distance solo ride

by Mark Hawkins In 2011, I set myself a challenge to cycle from London to Africa for 2013 when I turned 50. Up until that point, the longest ride I had ever done was the London to Paris ride. So, how do we tackle a large ride?  Well, it depends on your budget. A supported […]

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Why I joined Dittons Velo and why I’m hooked

  • Posted on: 21/08/2017
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By Steven Hughes So why did I join DV? Prior to moving to Surbiton from Nottingham last year, I had started to get more into cycling. However, this was mainly commuting to work and cycling to watch my wife play hockey at various locations in the Midlands. When I arrived in Surbiton, I popped into […]

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Dr David’s Secret Sauce

Following from the previous blog post on hydration, energy and salt strategies… A rough guide to using maltodextrin powder Maltodextrin is ideal for adding to your water bottle as a relatively pure and cost-effective source of energy during a ride. It can be flavoured with your favourite squash with some added salt or used with […]

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Cycling hydration: it’s not all about water and coffee

Hydration, energy, salt and food strategies for longer, harder rides by our own Dr. David    Water: am I drinking enough? Probably not… Roughly 60% of the human body is water, so to guarantee peak performance on the bike it is important to maintain the balance. During exercise your body loses water in the form […]

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Reverse Box Hill

The GPX route file – right click and ‘Save link as’

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Robin – From the Land of Clotted Cream

Growing up in Newton Abbot, Devon I was never too far away from either the coast or Dartmoor. After seeing the UCI World Mountain Biking championships in Plymouth my friends from school and I were all hooked on mountain bikes. So after a lot of saving up I was the proud owner of a Kona […]

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DV Three Hills

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Lightbox Arts Centre, Woking – Café

Dr D and I had a little ride out the other day and happened to be coming through Woking, just when I needed a boost of energy. I was needing to refuel after chasing David round Surrey. Woking offers many coffee shops, but I knew of somewhere a little different and that was the café […]