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Registration is now open!

The 8th Annual Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle challenge is set for December 14th & 15th and registration for the event is now open!

Not sure if you can cycle 92km?  Then start by registering for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Build-up Rides.

Spinneys Dubai 92 Build Up Ride 1 of 4:

Date:  8th September 2017Venue:  Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One Cycle TrackDistance:  32.5km

Spinneys Dubai 92 Build Up Ride 2 of 4:

Date:  29th September 2017
Venue:  Top of the Al Qudra Cycle Path, Seih Al Salam (near Zads and Trek shop)
Distance:  50km

Spinneys Dubai 92 Build Up Ride 3 of 4:

Date:  20th October 2017
Venue:  Top of the Al Qudra Cycle Path, Seih Al Salam (near Zads and Trek shop)
Distance:  65km

Spinneys Dubai 92 Build Up Ride 4 of 4:

Date:  17th November 2017
Venue:  Top of the Al Qudra Cycle Path, Seih Al Salam (near Zads and Trek shop)
Distance:  85km

Spinneys Dubai 92 Junior Rides:

Date:  14th December 2017
Venue:  Dubai Autodrome
Distance:  6 – 8years old (2.5km); 9 – 11years old (15km); 12 – 15 years old (30km)

Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge:

Date:  15th December 2017
Venue: Rolling road closures on the magnificent roads of Dubai.
Distance:  53km and 92km

Register today on https://www.hopasports.com and do not miss out on the cycling event of the year.

Hydration for the Summer

Why hydration is important:

Managing your hydration is key to maximising your performance.  Without proper hydration, you not only hamper your performance, but you limit your training gains and prolong your recovery. With 70% of the body made up of water; water is the body’s transport medium between cells.  It allows gases to diffuse across cell membranes; lubricates joints and absorbs heat and aids in regulation of temperature.

When you sweat you not only lose water, but sodium (electrolytes) as well.  Sodium aids in the absorption of water; as such by drinking solely water, this will dilute your sodium levels leading to headaches and fainting.

Thus why the importance of replacing not just water by electrolytes as well.

When and How to hydrate:

Hydration should not only happen during your exercise; hydration should be done before, during and after you get on your bike or for any form of training or racing.  This is is even more important during the summer months where we are perspiring without even noticing.

Pre-exercise hydration:

Rule of thumb is too have at least 2-3 litres of water a day.  This will ensure that you keep hydrated all the time meaning that you will be able maintain optimal hydration levels when riding far easier.

If monitor and keep on top of your daily hydration, you will not need to binge drink the night before a ride or the morning of. It is however suggested that at least 2 hours prior your exercise, to have between 500 – 700ml of a carbohydrate isotonic like SiS Go Energy to ensure optimal hydration and to maintain your carbohydrate levels.

During exercise hydration:

The amount you need to hydrate during your exercise will depend on your sweat rate.  The amount of liquid you lose during exercise will differ according to intensity and weather.  You should aim to replace between 500 – 1000ml of fluid per hour.

If you would like to be more specific, you can calculate your sweat rate by weighing yourself prior to a 60-minute workout and then weighing yourself after the workout. The value in grams that you have lost will equate to the value of water lost in ml during your workout.  This will then give you an indication as to how much you need to hydrate during your training.

If you feel it impossible to replace all the liquid loss; you should at least try replace a minimum 75%.

If you only plan on exercising for 60minutes, then only carrying water will suffice; however if you plan on a longer exercise session, then you you will need to add electrolytes and carbohydrates.  SiS Go Energy powder; SiS go Electrolyte powder or SiS Go Hydro are the best options to add to your water to aid in your hydration and energy stores.

When to drink while exercising:

Most people will only drink when they feel thirsty and they will then drink half or all of their water they are carrying with them, which is the incorrect way of hydrating. You need to keep hydrated from the beginning of your ride, where the key is to drink little and often.  Try to take 2 – 3 sips every 15 minutes.  Like eating on the bike; you are not hydrating for that moment, but for a few kilometres down the road.

After exercise hydration:

No matter how careful you’ve been with your hydration, especially on a hot day, you’re likely to be dehydrated.  Post-exercise hydration and recovery drink is key to replace not only the fluids you’ve lost while exercising, but also the carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and electrolytes lost.  Give SiS Rego Rapid Recovery a try for post ride recovery to replenish the nutrients lost while exercising.

With the days already getting warmer, it would be advisable to start looking at how you hydrate currently and ways you can improve on this so as to maximise your performance next time you are training or competing in an event.

Dubai Tour 2017 – Highlights (and low lights)

The Dubai Tour 2017 has come and gone; with increment weather and mechanical issues, let’s have a look at some of the highs and lows of the Dubai Tour 2017.

The Dubai Tour Angels:

A big acknowledgment first needs to go out to the Vittoria Servizio Corse neutral support vehicles that were out on every stage assisting the pro-riders. Vittoria performed their service with 3 vehicles and 6 professional team members (3 drivers and 3 professional mechanics).

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Sir Bradley Wiggins announces retirement from professional cycling in underwhelming finish to garlanded career

Sir Bradley Wiggins announces retirement from professional cycling in underwhelming finish to garlanded career

By Tom Cary, Cycling Correspondent for The Telegraph

28 December 2016 • 8:31pm

Sir Bradley Wiggins officially announced his retirement from professional cycling yesterday, posting a message on his Facebook account thanking the British public for their “support and love through thick and thin” alongside a picture of all the trophies and winners jerseys he amassed in his garlanded career.  (more…)

Cycling Jebel Jais with Jani Brajkovič

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Climb like a Pro or at least ride with one.Jani Brajkovič and the Revolution Cycle Dubai team invite you to a morning ride with a Pro up the infamous Jabal Al Jais.Jani Brajkovič hails from Metlika, Slovenia former world under-23 Time Trial champion and currently riding for UCI Professional Continental Team United Healthcare.

Jani is a seasoned pro rider having raced the toughest and longest climbs in the Tour De France, Giro Itali and Vuelta a España.Join us for a great morning of riding and free tips and advise from one of cyclings greatest climbers.

Date:  Saturday 19th November

Driving time – +1hr40 min Arrival 5:45

Location. 25°49’40.7″N 56°06’29.3″E6am

Briefing and Introduction By Jani Total Distance 60 km 10 km flat to warm up 20 km Climb at average gradient of 5%1446m Climb Gradient average of 5% Max Gradient 11.5%Average Time to summit 1hr30 / 1hr45.

Revolution Cycles Dubai will provide a support car Stocked with and Ice Cold Monviso Water and SIS products. You are welcome to place goods in the truck for the stop at the top.

Please email call or comment below your intent to attend info@rcdxb.com , tel: 043697441

Monviso Ambassador Program

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Monviso 100% natural mineral water from Monviso Mountain in the Italian Alps has a purity unmatched by any other brand. Originating from Europe’s highest source at 2042 m altitude and protected at 3.8 °C away from pollution and human settlement, Monviso is bottled at source in Northwest Italy at the foothills of Monviso Mountain – the mountain whose water has been celebrated for its unique rejuvenating properties since ancient times.

Monviso is clearly the superior mineral water choice for you and your family. It’s minimally mineralized and extremely light, with one of the world’s lowest sodium levels. Monviso’s unique composition makes it perfect for everyone, including infants, and safe for consumption in large quantities.

Besides refreshing water, Monviso have introduced an Ambassador Program, giving their clients a chance to SAVE, EARN, DONATE, BE HEALTHY.

Committed to the Community:
Monviso has partnered with Al-Jalila Foundation, whose mission is to transform lives through medical research and education.  Together with Al-Jalila, Monviso is making a difference through the joint humanitarian retail sales donation program “Take water, give life”:

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