Want to be Festive but not Flabby over the Holidays? 5 Tips!

Want to stay fit during the Silly Season and avoid weight gain over the Christmas holidays?

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Christmas & New Years always pose the biggest threat to your weight, fitness and motivation levels every single year. There are office parties, family dinners, getting together with friends for holiday drinks, which all add up to more calories and more flab. The trick is to find a healthy balance between enjoying year end festivities with family, friends, and co-workers, without totally binning all the fitness you’ve established before the holidays began.

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Here are top five ways to avoid weight gain over the Christmas holidays:

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1. Reduce your weekly rides by one
If you ride 3 times per week, then schedule 2 rides per week. If you ride 4 times per week, then schedule 3 rides per week. Any extra rides you get in are a bonus, that way you won’t feel like you’ve totally fallen off the fitness wagon.

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2. Hydrate
Drink two glasses of water or sparkling water between each alcoholic drink, this will help keep you hydrated and potentially limit your alcohol intake. If you remain hydrated, you’ll feel better the next day, and be more motivated to get on your bike.

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3. Snack
Never go to a holiday party hungry. Have a small snack that consists of a little bit of protein and a little bit of carbohydrate, about an hour before you leave home. This will stop you from diving into a plate of chips and dip, or cheese and high calorie snacks while you’re at the party.

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4. Get intense
If you’re squeezed for time but don’t want to miss a ride, then shorten one of your rides and make it more intense. Throw some 30 second or one minute intervals into the ride. That burns extra calories and boosts your adrenalin, motivating you to get back on the bike again throughout the week.

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5. Join a class
If your motivation is waning and you’re finding it hard to climb onto your trainer, then find a spin class and do one of your rides with a group. That will help boost your motivation and mix up your routine a little.

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Happy holidays. Enjoy the festivities of the season, but still manage to fit in some saddle time. Not only will that help keep your waist line trim, but will also help you to maintain your fitness level.

Twas the week before Christmas, and here are our CELL Bikes Strava Club Winner(s)

This week our CELL Bikes Strava Club has two winners!

The first was chosen for SMASHING their 150km riding goal for the week by 250km, as well as going on 18 rides for the week! Many people might slack off a bit with their riding during the Silly Season, but our first winner RAMPED it up!

A well deserved congratulations goes out to:

Travers Wood

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Our 2nd winner has the longest single ride, riding 111.3km further than the next furthest distance, totaling 318.9km in one day! EPIC!

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Please note, prizes are awarded to riders based on many factors, including great efforts, personal achievements, most improved and other factors.

Personal milestones and rides that inspire others are all in the running, feel free to share with the rest of the club if you’ve reached a personal goal or found an inspirational ride that you would recommend to others. Simply make a post in the Club’s discussion section.

Please contact Mark (mark@cellbikes.com.au) to receive your Promotion Code Voucher.

What Is Strava?

STRAVA is a madly addictive app that has cyclists battling to be the virtual king of the road. Strava is changing the way you ride!

Strava, a website and app, has brilliantly tapped the power of GPS to change the way millions ride. Strava turns your solo or group rides into a real-life computer game.

Strava works by allowing cyclists to upload rides recorded via its smartphone app or any GPS bike computer such as Garmin. Routes, be they 5km commutes or 100km+ rides are mapped alongside times and data such as power output. Members may follow each other and create “segments”, turning stretches of road into virtual race tracks.

If a route takes in a segment, Strava automatically ranks the rider’s time. The cyclist with the best time wins King of the Mountain (KOM), a name taken from the Tour de France, where pros fight to be awarded the polka-dot jersey for best climber.

Strava gives you a ‘virtual locker room’ where you can share workouts among friends.

Strava fans say: “A bunch of grown men trying to compare where they stand seemed like a silly thing to do,” “But then you get into it and realise how much fun it is and what it adds to your riding. You use it to find key climbs if you go somewhere new. If a friend does a long ride somewhere, I get an alert and can send them a note saying well done.”

Another Strava fan says: “It allows you to track your progress and see how you compare with others without having to go through the formal or scary racing process,” “I definitely try to beat other cyclists and the first time I got KOM I pretty much danced around the house.”

Our Top Selling STRAVA Compatible Devices:

Garmin Edge 810 GPS Performance Bundle

Garmin Edge 510 GPS Performance Bundle

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CELL Strava Club Brings Christmas Early!

The CELL Bikes Strava Club is about more than raw numbers and huge figures. While those who put in the time and effort to ride with such determination will be recognised, we also like to show our support for riders who are trying to reach personal goals, as well as those being on their way to achieving a personal milestone.

Our latest winner embodies this.

Our CELL Bikes Strava Club #WINNER is Paolo Franks!

Paolo is great inspiration for people of all ages, and shows that it only takes making a choice to improve yourself to be on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

On behalf of CELL Bikes, we’d like to offer you an Otway 1.0 to help keep you on your path to fitness, while inspiring others to do the same. We hope you could be an ambassador for those needing a helping hand to follow you with inspiration.

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Here is one of Paolo’s rides, a great effort for starting out mate!

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Please note, prizes are awarded to riders based on many factors, including great efforts, personal achievements, most improved and other factors.

Personal milestones and rides that inspire others are all in the running, feel free to share with the rest of the club if you’ve reached a personal goal or found an inspirational ride that you would recommend to others. Simply make a post in the Club’s discussion section.

Please contact Mark (mark@cellbikes.com.au) to receive your Promotion Code Voucher.

What Is Strava?

STRAVA is a madly addictive app that has cyclists battling to be the virtual king of the road. Strava is changing the way you ride!

Strava, a website and app, has brilliantly tapped the power of GPS to change the way millions ride. Strava turns your solo or group rides into a real-life computer game.

Strava works by allowing cyclists to upload rides recorded via its smartphone app or any GPS bike computer such as Garmin. Routes, be they 5km commutes or 100km+ rides are mapped alongside times and data such as power output. Members may follow each other and create “segments”, turning stretches of road into virtual race tracks.

If a route takes in a segment, Strava automatically ranks the rider’s time. The cyclist with the best time wins King of the Mountain (KOM), a name taken from the Tour de France, where pros fight to be awarded the polka-dot jersey for best climber.

Strava gives you a ‘virtual locker room’ where you can share workouts among friends.

Strava fans say: “A bunch of grown men trying to compare where they stand seemed like a silly thing to do,” “But then you get into it and realise how much fun it is and what it adds to your riding. You use it to find key climbs if you go somewhere new. If a friend does a long ride somewhere, I get an alert and can send them a note saying well done.”

Another Strava fan says: “It allows you to track your progress and see how you compare with others without having to go through the formal or scary racing process,” “I definitely try to beat other cyclists and the first time I got KOM I pretty much danced around the house.”

Our Top Selling STRAVA Compatible Devices:

Garmin Edge 810 GPS Performance Bundle

Garmin Edge 510 GPS Performance Bundle

 

JOIN CELL BIKES ON STRAVA

Cyclist Magazine Takes A Look At The NEW CELL Bikes

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See us in Cyclist Magazine! The New CELL Bikes is front and center and on full display to the public as a brand that is 100% Australian (designed & owned), and a force to be reckoned with.

Our newly designed bikes such as the Omeo 2.0 and Lapa 2.0 show our commitment to giving riders the best combination of performance, value and affordability.

Like what you see? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Come SEE for yourself!

Sydney Bike Shop – Stanmore
Address: 148 Parramatta Road
Stanmore NSW 2048

Call – Sales and Workshop:

Opening Hours
MON: 09:00 – 17:00
TUE: 09:00 – 17:30
WED: 09:00 – 17:30
THU: 09:00 – 20:00
FRI: 09:00 – 17:30
SAT: 09:00 – 16:00
SUN: 10:00 – 15:00

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Melbourne Bike Shop – Fitzroy North
Address: 256 St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North VIC 3068
Call – Sales: (03) 9481 4613

Opening Hours
MON: 09:00 – 17:00
TUE: 09:00 – 17:00
WED: 09:00 – 17:00
THU: 09:00 – 17:00
FRI: 09:00 – 17:00
SAT: 09:00 – 16:00
SUN: 10:00 – 15:00

CELL Bikes Omeo In Sport Magazine. Come SEE For Yourself!

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Thanks to Sport Magazine for showing our CELL OMEO in their Top Gear section!

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Like what you see? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Come SEE for yourself!

Sydney Bike Shop – Stanmore
Address: 148 Parramatta Road
Stanmore NSW 2048

Call – Sales and Workshop:

Opening Hours
MON: 09:00 – 17:00
TUE: 09:00 – 17:30
WED: 09:00 – 17:30
THU: 09:00 – 20:00
FRI: 09:00 – 17:30
SAT: 09:00 – 16:00
SUN: 10:00 – 15:00

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Melbourne Bike Shop – Fitzroy North
Address: 256 St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North VIC 3068
Call – Sales: (03) 9481 4613

Opening Hours
MON: 09:00 – 17:00
TUE: 09:00 – 17:00
WED: 09:00 – 17:00
THU: 09:00 – 17:00
FRI: 09:00 – 17:00
SAT: 09:00 – 16:00
SUN: 10:00 – 15:00

 

 

CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST UPON US!

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ORDER EARLY – Dates shown are the latest recommended posting dates for delivery by Christmas 2013.

To ensure we get your parcel delivered on time this Christmas, please view the Australia-wide order dates.

Important: The following information relates only to items that have an availability of “IN STOCK” at the time of placing your order.

Please allow extra time during this busy pre-Christmas period.

Thank you for shopping with CELL Bikes!

MERIDA & NORCO Exclusives IN-Store Only! Come SEE Us!

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Get M.O.R.E. with Merida at our Stanmore Sydney Retail Shop location!

FREE MET Helmet when you spend $600 or more on a Merida bike!

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Melbourne North Fitzroy Exclusive! FREE DEUTER Backpack when you spend $800 or more on a Norco bike!

Avoid the last minute Christmas Rush and Hurry down to SEE Us in Sydney or Melbourne!

This Weeks CELL Bikes Strava Club Winner Is…

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This week’s CELL Bikes STRAVA Club Winner is:

ROHAN EXTON

Congrats mate on your EPIC Category 3 climb on a CELL Messenger! A CAT 3 is hard enough on a bike with gears, but to do it on a fixie/singlespeed is all heart+determination+sweat+tears = EPIC.

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Please note, prizes are awarded to riders based on many factors, including great efforts, personal achievements, most improved and other factors.

Personal milestones and rides that inspire others are all in the running, feel free to share with the rest of the club if you’ve reached a personal goal or found an inspirational ride that you would recommend to others. Simply make a post in the Club’s discussion section.

Please contact Mark (mark@cellbikes.com.au) to receive your Promotion Code Voucher.

What Is Strava?

STRAVA is a madly addictive app that has cyclists battling to be the virtual king of the road. Strava is changing the way you ride!

Strava, a website and app, has brilliantly tapped the power of GPS to change the way millions ride. Strava turns your solo or group rides into a real-life computer game.

Strava works by allowing cyclists to upload rides recorded via its smartphone app or any GPS bike computer such as Garmin. Routes, be they 5km commutes or 100km+ rides are mapped alongside times and data such as power output. Members may follow each other and create “segments”, turning stretches of road into virtual race tracks.

If a route takes in a segment, Strava automatically ranks the rider’s time. The cyclist with the best time wins King of the Mountain (KOM), a name taken from the Tour de France, where pros fight to be awarded the polka-dot jersey for best climber.

Strava gives you a ‘virtual locker room’ where you can share workouts among friends.

Strava fans say: “A bunch of grown men trying to compare where they stand seemed like a silly thing to do,” “But then you get into it and realise how much fun it is and what it adds to your riding. You use it to find key climbs if you go somewhere new. If a friend does a long ride somewhere, I get an alert and can send them a note saying well done.”

Another Strava fan says: “It allows you to track your progress and see how you compare with others without having to go through the formal or scary racing process,” “I definitely try to beat other cyclists and the first time I got KOM I pretty much danced around the house.”

Our Top Selling STRAVA Compatible Devices:

Garmin Edge 810 GPS Performance Bundle

Garmin Edge 510 GPS Performance Bundle

 

JOIN CELL BIKES ON STRAVA

Must Have Cycling Essentials for Bike Riding Beginners

Cycling, more than many other sports, is dependent on equipment to have a safe, fun and enjoyable time. Can you ride with just you and your bike? Sure, but sooner or later, you’re going to need everything that’s on this list. Some will even save your life!

So what cycling essentials does every rider need or should have? Look below!

Helmet. Don’t ever ride without one.
It can mean the difference between a bad headache and being a vegetable. Make sure it fits properly.

Water bottle / Energy gels. No matter how short your ride, make sure you have plenty of water and drink it throughout your ride to stay hydrated. Get one with a cage that attaches to your bike. Regular supermarket / convenience store bottles don’t fit in most bottle cages, A great alternative is a hydration backpack.  Energy bars are a great way to prevent muscle cramping and running out of energy during an unexpectedly long or hard ride.

Pump. A portable pump that you attach to the bike is necessary, in case you get a flat or a slow leak. You don’t want to be walking your bike back home. A floor pump is good to have at home, too, for easier pumping, but isn’t absolutely necessary.

Repair kit. A simple repair kit would include a patch kit, a spare inner tube, 2 tire levers, a multi-tool for bikes, all in a small bag that attaches to the bike.

Gloves. Essential. They absorb shock from the road to your handlebars, but more importantly, if you crash, your palms are protected from getting cut up and bloodied from the road moving at speed.

Bike computer. Attaches to the bike and tells you how far you’ve traveled, how fast you’re going, and all other kinds of good info. Very handy.

Glasses. To some, these are a must. I haven’t gotten them yet, but they block bugs and other debris from hitting you in the eyes.

Shoes/pedals. The most efficient way of pedaling. Most people are surprised by the exponential increase in efficiency they experience when trying cycling specific shoes & pedals for the first time!

Lights. These are a must if you ride when it begins to get dark. Whether you want to just be seen, or see, one or the other is better than riding with no lights.

Racks. Important if you want to transport anything. There are all kinds of racks and panniers (cycling bags). Awesome for commuting.

While the list can go on-and-on, this short list is what many cyclists new and experienced consider ‘essential’. At the very least, make sure you get a helmet and lights. Not only is it necessary, it’s the law. Ride safe and ride happy!