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    • Training In Zones

      Written by Scot Tares and originally published in the Courier 26.1.3 (copyright DC Thompson) Scot Tares gets in the zone with his cycle training. A recent study at Stirling University has investigated how training intensity can have measurable effects on performance, and the results may not be what you expect. The 29-week trial on a… Read More


    • Christmas is a time for bikes

      Ride your bike and eat more mince pies Originally published in the Courier 22.12.12 As the decades pass by and toys go in and out of fashion, each Christmas brings another “must-have” item on children’s lists for Santa. However, one item that never seems to go out of vogue is the humble bicycle; it’s been… Read More


    • Cycling and books

      First Published in Blazing Saddles Column in the Tayside Courier Weekend Supplement 8.12.12 Scot Tares finds out you can enjoy cycling from the comfort of your armchair. Alongside my passion for all things two-wheeled, I have several other past-times and pursuits that I enjoy: going to the mountains with my dogs and my mate, listening… Read More


    • Turbo Training

      First Published in Blazing Saddles Column in the Tayside Courier Weekend Supplement 24.11.12 Scot Tares finds he has a love-hate relationship with indoor training. Hate is a strong word, but that is exactly how I used to feel about turbo-trainers, the indoor resistance unit that your outdoor bike clips into allowing you to pedal away… Read More


    • Caird Park Cycle Track

      Taken from the Blazing Saddles Column in the Tayside Courier Weekend Supplement 17.11.12 Scot Tares gets on track with his riding “Cycling has brought me a lot of pleasure” – Sir Chris Hoy Sir Chris Hoy, the UKs greatest ever Olympian and now immortalised with an eponymous Velodrome in Glasgow, is a household name who… Read More