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Vélo Presto Blog

Hope you will enjoy our Vélo Presto blog with valuable information about cycling, servicing, training, racing and other bikes related topics, be it road, triathlon, TT, or MTB. Your contributions are more than welcome if you would like to write a blog about a personal cycling experience that maybe of interest, or just a good read for the community. For every article contribution we publish we will give you a free intermediate service. Enjoy!

5 Top Tips for Staying Hydrated this Summer

Cycling during the summer months can be an exhilarating and rewarding experience. However, with the sun beating down and the temperature rising, it’s crucial to prioritize hydration and maintain...

Understanding FTP: VLa Max vs. Vo2 Max – What triathletes need to know

Why are we all chasing the magical FTP number? Yes I did as well, but my way of looking at FTP has totally changed since I did the Inscyd...

Everesting – by Andrew Winter

This challenge first caught my attention when Tom Walker completed his first Everest on Jebel Jais in February 2019. I can’t recall if I’d already heard of ‘Everesting’ at...

Destination Algarve

If you are looking for new multi-sport destinations to discover then consider taking a trip to The Algarve, the sunny south coast of Portugal. The beautiful coastline is dotted...

Let’s talk about STEALTH Secret Training BiG Endurance Drink Mix (Peppermint)

Rocket Fuel for sustained Watts. I’ve been a regular BiG Endurance consumer for all long race pace rides for over a year now but, due to being a 100g...

A warning for Cyclists – Andy Fordham’s story

8 days ago I was involved in a very serious Bike v Car accident at the Al Qudra Roundabout – I have lived in Town Square since 2018 and...

Summer Training: Overhydration – Hyperhydration – Dehydration. Know your stuff and be prepared.

Hot weather can make it difficult to maintain optimal hydration; dehydration is not healthy, but neither is overconsuming (overhydrating) fluids during exercise. Drinking too much water without electrolytes during...

How and when do I clean my bike?

The age old question, when to clean your bike? The simple answer is when it’s dirty!  World tour team mechanics will wash; re lube; do a nut & bolt...

What are the different types of tyres on a bike?

Choosing the correct type of tyre depends on the type of bike & wheels you have installed, plus the terrain you’ll be riding.  Three common tyre types are:  Clinchers,...

Love the Turbo & why use a turbo trainer for cycling and triathlon training

Turbo Trainer Triathlon Cycling Dubai…. “Love the Turbo” was the response when I asked my coach, Brett Sutton, how to knock 10 mins off my 70.3 bike split. What...

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