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Climb Hills Like you Mean It!

Climb Hills Like you Mean It!

25 August 2016 - The best thing about cycling is that amateurs often ride the same races at the same time as professionals. But, as Garth Coppin finds out, what’s good for the pros isn’t necessarily goo...
Messy Business, Part Deux!

Messy Business, Part Deux!

28 July 2016 - Following on from the previous issue, where The Gentleman Racer discussed what to do when your tyres decide to leave you in the lurch… in the middle of nowhere… this month we delve in...
Winter Alternatives

Winter Alternatives

28 July 2016 - Winter is not for sissies. They’re dark and cold, and can be downright miserable, which means trainging takes a back seat as we avoid the cold at all costs. This means starting from scratch i...
The Way to Roll!

The Way to Roll!

14 June 2016 - We checked out the new R8 Deep Tissue Massage Roller and rather enjoyed the experience. With the pressures of training for endurance events, many athletes find themselves needing weekly appoint...
Race your heart out, laaitie!

Race your heart out, laaitie!

06 July 2015 - An excited group of junior Saffa cyclists line up for the start of their first race in Europe. Ready to show the world what they can do. They set off and the Saffas move to the front. It looks pro...
Pedalling around the clock

Pedalling around the clock

17 June 2015 - Pedal stroke and technique are often forgotten in today’s cycling discussions but we should probably take time out as this is, quite obviously, what makes us go forward. Elite cyclist Richard...
Cycling’s rules of two

Cycling’s rules of two

16 April 2015 - Modern Cyclist’s “senior” training guru Garth Coppin turns bike races into math lessons as he tries to conqueror his age-old bugbear, the hill. In my early years of entering c...
Harnessing the power of POWER

Harnessing the power of POWER

09 January 2015 - How the face of cycling has changed in the last two to three years, with power meters not just for the elite pro riders anymore, but now more accessible than ever before to the average rider wanting t...
Running vs Cycling: What is the Right Mix?

Running vs Cycling: What is the Right Mix?

16 October 2014 - Imagine running the 168 kilometre, Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc in the same year as you ride your first Absa Cape Epic? Well, this is exactly what Cape Town based athlete Branden Scott-Hayward acc...