9th February 2015

Training Hydration Stratergy - Seb Batchelor

The 2014 season is behind us and the forthcoming year of racing is approaching. As most people know there isn’t much ‘off’ during the off-season, and as we look to build on a successful end to last years campaign plenty has been happening in the team camp. Taking a fairly radically...
25th January 2015

Get your stretch on

Stretching should be part of any rider’s ‘off the bike’ strength and conditioning routine. Good flexibility is one of those key areas for helping to avoid aches and pains on the bike and for improving function. Muscles are not individual structures, being continuous with one another, acting...
18th December 2014

Tim Dunford's Festive Survival Guide

How you can have your mince pie and eat it [caption id="attachment_1858" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mmmm...[/caption] So it’s festive season once again. A merry-go-round of office parties, visiting far away relatives, watching Groundhog Day (again) and generally MUCH eating and drinking....
26th September 2014

XC MTB Strength Training - Part 3: Upper Body

Part 3 of our series of simple strength exercises to help develop your Cross-Country mountain bike racing is here! This week, Jon from JM Fitness and Health takes you through 3 simple upper body exercises... Enjoy!! For the final part of this series we are going to look at the upper body....
19th September 2014

XC MTB Strength Training - Part 2: The Core

UKXCNews.com is pleased to bring you Part 2 of our simple winter strength training series. With the help of Jon from JM Fitness and Health, we're taking a look at simple strength exercises aimed at the XC MTB racer that, when combined with some effective on-the-bike training, will give you the...
12th September 2014

XC MTB Strength Training - Part 1: Legs

XC MTB Strength Training - Part 1: Legs We've teamed up with JM Fitness and Health to bring you a series of simple exercises that you can do at home, all with a Cross-Country Mountain bike focus, to help you build or maintain specific areas of fitness over the off-season. Over the coming weeks,...
10th September 2014

Q&A with Hamish Batchelor - Fluid Fin Race Team

Here at UKXCNews, we are in the privileged position of being able to chat with some of the UK's finest XC athletes. Last week we managed to grab a few words with UCI Elite XCO MTB racer, Hamish Batchelor from the Fluid Fin Race Team, and in the process we also managed to put some of your racing...