In late November 2013, a twitter feed going by the name @UKXCNews sprang in to existence. Maybe it has already hit your radar? The intention of the feed is to supply racers and fans with unbiased and up to date news, race reports, results, rider blogs and to also provide links to useful information from within the world of UK XC and endurance mountain bike racing. The feed covers all aspects of the sport from the top elites on the world cup scene, to the weekend warriors aiming for bragging rights over cycle club buddies. Even the nervous start-line newbie, taking their first steps into the racing world, will hopefully find the feed useful.
Torq have developed a range of Performance Nutrition products, having been involved in the Endurance Sports Industry for many years they saw the synergy between taking part and fueling correctly. They work constantly with athletes and physically active people, to understand how to train them and know how they should be fuelling themselves. TORQ has now developed into a major player in the specialist Sports Nutrition market.
Volta Pro Tours
We love to bring our passion for cycling to our events in Portugal. Whether you wish to bathe in the luxury of our Grand Tours or test your skills on our Sportives, we’ve got an experience that will stimulate your senses and challenge your mind and body.
Regardless of the event you choose, you will ride alongside UCI Professional cyclists and legends of cycling. They will share their experiences and knowledge with you to ensure you leave a better cyclist hungry for the next challenge.
On your guided cycling tour you will be pampered by our professional soigneurs and supported by our fleet of vehicles on every mile of the adventure. You will have nothing to think of but the ride.
So, come and join us for a new adventure in Portugal and the ride of a lifetime.
|Extreme Element Endurance Coaching uses Training Peaks activity tracking and recording software to set out detailed and sophisticated training plans for all athletes. Your time is valuable. With TrainingPeaks and E3coach you’ll train smarter, not just harder. Log your workouts; View your planned season; and allow us to analyze your heart rate, power, pace and other data. Make analysis-informed training decisions and measure your progress over time using scientific tools like TSS®, the Performance Management Chart, and more. Access TrainingPeaks on iPhone, Android, or the web.|
|As athletes we’re always in motion, so TrainingPeaks is accessible wherever you are with their free mobile app. Take your intervals on the trail or road. Record your workouts on the go. See Dashboard charts including planned vs. completed distance, duration and TSS®. Access your workout libraries to plan your week. Communicate with your coach using post-workout notifications. Share your workouts or your data reports. And more...|
Champion System, a worldwide leader in custom technical apparel, was founded in 2005 and has quickly earned the reputation as a company offering the finest quality handmade garments for a wide range of sports and activities.
Strong customer relationships and close collaboration with the world's top athletes has been the key to Champion System’s success. Our distinctive and stylish garments are worn by Olympians, National and World Champions, and recreational athletes of all levels.
Our goal is to allow the customer to be their own brand and we are known far and wide for our solid commitment to pioneering innovative, race-proven garments that can be customised with virtually any design. Along the way we have revolutionised sublimation printing, redefined garment construction and simplified the custom ordering process. With offices in 22 countries Champion System continues to set the standard in the custom apparel industry.
Put simply Champion System Makes Custom Clothing Easy.
Quote E3coach 5% for an initial discount on your custom kit.
Darran Acton (National Sales Manager)
Quality Bike Shops
Johns Bikes, Bath’s oldest bike shop. Owned and managed by some of the most genuine cycling enthusiasts you’ll ever meet.
Primera Sports is the leading specialist UK bicycle shop on the South Coast and can cater for all disciplines of cycling. The shop is full of bikes, equipment and clothing from the leading brands in the world. Primera is owned and run by people who are passionate about cycling, all of our staff are active cyclists in all aspects of cycling.
Muscle Matters Massage
Muscle Matters Massage (M3) offers Sports and Remedial Massage treatments for everyone of all ages to treat and prevent sports, home, work, leisure and postural issues / injuries. Not just for athletes, treatments can help everyone!
Key areas where Sports and Remedial Massage can be of benefit for all ages whether sports people or not:
- Sport, home, leisure or work related injury (back, neck, knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist etc)
- Muscular tension and aches and pains
- Issues with ligaments and tendons eg: Achilles tendon problems
- Sprains and strains eg: ankle sprain
- Scaring post surgery or injury
- Extremely active and / or possible over training or overuse injuries
- Issues with the posture
- Release of tension / generally therapeutic
- Training for an event or race
- Pre and post event / race massage to maximise performance and recovery etc
- Prevention of injury
- General maintenance massage to keep your muscles in prime condition
- Headaches (especially tension related) and migraines
- Other specific conditions. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any issues you have that I might be able to help with.
Tel: 07850 427022
Scott is a physio, a massage therapist and bike fitter for Bike Science He's also a bike racer (anything from 6 hours to multi day races) racing for Niner bikes / Stans / Ergon / Rotor, speaks fluent French and some German, is a bicycle journo and an avid mountain sports fan. His background in sport and especially cycling, led him to becoming a physiotherapist, with a special interest in bike fitting and associated biomechanical issues. Since qualifying, Scott has immersed himself in treating musculoskeletal issues, helping people to return to functional health, whatever their activity and level. Posture is a key element that Scott works on, as this can have a dramatic effect on function and pain. His goals are to work with people for long term health, so that they understand their issues and how best to manage them. He has had much success with fitting cyclists of all abilities who may be experiencing discomfort on the bike or who simply want to make sure that they are in the most efficient position for their bodies. He explains that fitting is a process and the fit of the bike may change as a rider's body changes over time, in terms of flexibility and strength for example. As a competitive rider himself, he has had a number of successes in 8 to 12 hour races as a solo rider and in pairs. Scott knows first hand what it is like to be injured, having had to rehab himself back to pain free pedaling. Knowledge has been key to that rehab and Scott is keen to impart that knowledge to his patients, so that they get the best out treatment sessions for long term benefits. He is experienced in working with groups of cyclists as a massage therapist, to keep the legs going or to improve recovery. Scott has worked at events such as Ironman Wales, Transprovence, as well as local events and most recently for a group of 16 cyclists from Melbourne on their 10 day trip in the French Alps. He regularly works with the Rocktape (rocktape.net) team, as a therapist and trainer, using their K tape for rehab and performance.
Working in close partnership with Jon and his company Extreme Element Endurance Coaching, we work exclusively providing fitness assessment for his club members. These tests can include but are not limited to VO2 max and blood lactate profiling, body composition analysis, gait analysis, strength analysis, strength and conditioning, nutrition advice and psychological support to name but a few.Dr Stewart Bruce-Low, Solent University