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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Editor at Total Women's Cycling.

Recent Articles By Michelle

MTB

How To Avoid Ticks This Year

They sting, they itch and they're downright annoying! Don't be brought down by these pests, here's how you can avoid ticks this year

How To Avoid Ticks This Year
Road Cycling Skills

Technique: How to Use Your Gears Efficiently

Learning how to use your gears efficiently will make a huge difference to your cycling. Here's our guide to help you pedal there

Technique: How to Use Your Gears Efficiently
Training & Nutrition

Foods to Fuel Cycling: White vs Sweet Potato?

White vs Sweet Potato - They're both tasty, both carbs, both potato... so what's the difference and which is better for you?

Foods to Fuel Cycling: White vs Sweet Potato?
Road Cycling

How do I Know When my Brake Pads Need Replacing?

Are your brakes looking grip or is there a screeching noise from your wheels? Perhaps your brake pads need replacing...

How do I Know When my Brake Pads Need Replacing?
Commuting

Which Inner Tube Valve, Presta or Schrader?

There are so many different types of inner tube on the market that it's hard to know which one you need. More importantly, Presta or...

Which Inner Tube Valve, Presta or Schrader?
Road Cycling Skills

Road Cycling Etiquette for Riding in a Pack

Riding in a pack can give you free speed, but make sure all the riders know the rules and etiquette to stay safe before setting...

Road Cycling Etiquette for Riding in a Pack
Training & Nutrition

The Importance of a Strong Bum for Cycling

A strong bum - of Gluteal muscles - could really help you to be stronger, faster, and less injury prone - here's why and how.

The Importance of a Strong Bum for Cycling
Commuting

9 Signs Your Work Colleague Commutes By Bicycle

Pretty sure your work buddy arrives by bike, but not 100%? Here are the tell tale signs...

9 Signs Your Work Colleague Commutes By Bicycle
Training & Nutrition

Kinesiology Tape: What to Use it for and How it Works

Does Kinesio tape actually work or is it just another fad? We find out if kinesiology tape is worth it and how to use it...

Kinesiology Tape: What to Use it for and How it Works
Lifestyle

10 Cycling Quotes to Boost Motivation

Motivational pictures and words guaranteed to get you pedaling this evening

10 Cycling Quotes to Boost Motivation
Training & Nutrition

Will Cycling Make Your Thighs Bigger?

Why you're not going to turn into the Hulk (unless you really try)

Will Cycling Make Your Thighs Bigger?
Lifestyle

Cycle Into 2018: Kickstart your Best Year on the Bike

All the advice you need to cycle into 2018 with motivation and determination

Cycle Into 2018: Kickstart your Best Year on the Bike
Hints & Tips

Top Tips to Keep you Commuting by Bike Through the Winter

Planning to keep commuting by bike through the winter? Good! Here's our guide to help make the whole process easier.

Top Tips to Keep you Commuting by Bike Through the Winter
Lifestyle

6 Types of Winter Rider and How to Spot them

We'll all be riding this winter - but we might employ different coping strategies...

6 Types of Winter Rider and How to Spot them
Road Cycling Skills

Cycling on Winter Roads: Dealing with Gravel, Grit, Puddles and Ice

Winter roads can make road cycling difficult - but they don't need to. Here are our tips on dealing with wet roads, grit, gravel and...

Cycling on Winter Roads: Dealing with Gravel, Grit, Puddles and Ice
Training & Nutrition

How to Avoid Gaining Weight Over Christmas

Don't want to un-do all your hard work? We're here to help...

How to Avoid Gaining Weight Over Christmas
Training & Nutrition

How to: Use a Foam Roller for Tired Cycling Muscles

We explore the benefits of this little cyclinder of pain that can get you feeling right as rain...

How to: Use a Foam Roller for Tired Cycling Muscles
Road Cycling Buying Guides

How To: Choose the Perfect Road Bike Gear Set Up For You

There's a lot of choice out there - but which configuration is right for you?

How To: Choose the Perfect Road Bike Gear Set Up For You
MTB

Five Ten Add More Women's Shoes to Their Collection

New flat and clipless shoes with narrower fit and smaller sizes available added to the line up

Five Ten Add More Women's Shoes to Their Collection
MTB

Ask the Expert: How Can I Conquer Rocky Climbs on my Mountain Bike?

Expert advice on tackling those rocky, root ridden trails - even when they're on a great big hill

Ask the Expert: How Can I Conquer Rocky Climbs on my Mountain Bike?
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