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Powerful Pose - cycling yoga

The Powerful yoga pose strengthens the ankles, quads, hamstrings and the back muscles as well as opening the chest and shoulders.

Powerful Pose - cycling yoga
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Runner's Lunge Pose - cycling yoga

Not just for runners, this yoga pose is great for opening up the hips and stretching out tight hamstrings, which get a big work out...

Runner's Lunge Pose - cycling yoga
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Upward Plank Pose - cycling yoga

Give yourself a full body stretch with Purvottanasana, the upward plank pose is enormously beneficial.

Upward Plank Pose - cycling yoga
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Avoiding injury - you and your bike

It's not just the bike set up you need to think about if you want to avoid injury when cycling

Avoiding injury - you and your bike
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Cow Face Arms pose – cycling yoga

Tight and rounded shoulders from hours hunched over the handlebars? The Cow Face Arms pose is great to unwind all of the tension.

Cow Face Arms pose – cycling yoga
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Corpse pose – cycling yoga

After smashing it on your bike, take some time out to lay back, relax and reset before you hop back on

Corpse pose – cycling yoga
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How to plan for a long distance cycle ride

Preparing for a long distance cycling event in 2014? Follow these training regimes to get yourself ready.

How to: Prepare for a long distance cycling event
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Intrigued by bike rollers? We give you the low down.

Give indoor cycle training a go, with bike rollers. Find out what they are and what to look out for when buying them

Demystifying Bike Training Rollers
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Eagle arm pose - cycling yoga

A great pose to relieve tension built up in the back and shoulders from hours sat in the saddle resting on handlebars

Eagle arm pose - cycling yoga
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Seated cross-legged forward bend pose - cycling yoga

The seated cross-legged forward bend pose is an incredibly calming pose that relieves fatigue and quietens the mind

Seated cross-legged forward bend pose - cycling yoga
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Belly twist pose - cycling yoga

http://mpora.com/videos/AAdmj8otpht2 Yoga for cyclists: Belly twist pose by Total Women’s Cycling a Road Cycling video by Total Women’s Cycling The belly twist pose is a good first...

Belly twist pose - cycling yoga
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Reclined cobbler's pose - cycling yoga

The reclined cobbler's pose is a great way to relax and gently open the inner groin muscles, while stretching out the front of the hips...

Reclined cobbler's pose - cycling yoga
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Legs up the wall pose - cycling yoga

A super relaxing and restorative pose perfect for tired cycling legs by draining excess fluid and lactic acid away from the muscles

Legs up the wall pose - cycling yoga
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Bridge Pose - cycling yoga

A wonderfully calming pose that helps rejuvenate tired cyclists legs

Bridge Pose - cycling yoga
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Half Reclined Hero pose - cycling yoga

Stretch out those tired legs from top to toe with the Half Reclined Hero's pose

Half Reclined Hero pose - cycling yoga
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Super quad stretch pose - cycling yoga

The Super Quad stretch is a pose that gives an intense stretch for tight quads and hip flexors after a long ride, perfect for cyclists

Super quad stretch pose - cycling yoga
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Indoor training: Getting started on rollers

Tired of turbo trainers? Mix up your indoor cycle training with rollers - Rachel Sokal gave them a go

Indoor training: Getting started on rollers
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Half Frog pose - cycling yoga

An important pose, the Half Frog helps give a deep stretch to those hardworking quads

Half Frog pose - cycling yoga
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Cobra pose - cycling yoga

Open the chest, shoulders and abdomen with the Cobra pose to release all those muscles that tighten with too much time over the handlebars

Cobra pose - cycling yoga
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Sphinx pose - cycling yoga

Polly shows us how to undo all the forward bending associated with cycling through the sphinx pose

Sphinx pose - cycling yoga
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Strength training for cyclists: Press up

Sometimes it's the oldest moves that are the best, strengthen your core for cycling with the press up

Strength training for cyclists: Press up
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7 good reasons to keep riding through the winter

Get in the winter miles and boost the rest of your cycling year

7 good reasons to keep riding through the winter
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7 tips to make indoor cycle training at home enjoyable with a turbo trainer

Turbo trainers are an instrument of torture for some, don't let this be you

7 tips to stay on track with turbo trainers
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Cat / Cow pose - cycling yoga

A great starter pose for beginner yoga enthusiasts, gentle and flowing it will warm you up for a bike ride in no time

Cat / Cow pose - cycling yoga
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