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How to Deal With Cycling Aches and Pains

Cycling plus magazine ask the questions that beginners are dealing with and they asked me for advice on how to deal with cycling aches and pains?

These are my strategies to prevent injury in the first place

“Firstly, a pair of good-quality padded shorts are an absolute must for comfort, and anti-chafing cream can make a big difference on long rides too. If your saddle is too high, it can cause you to rock sideways to reach the bottom of the pedal stroke, resulting in additional chafing as well as giving you problems in your lower back. Conversely, if your saddle is too low your knees will complain.

“When it comes to the saddle itself my preference is for one with a cut-out centre, which takes pressure off the all- important pudendal nerve – if you get numbness down below this is not good and needs remedying urgently. Ideally, the saddle should be horizontal or slope nose downwards very slightly (towards the handlebar). Make sure it’s aligned with your top tube as well, as sitting twisted can cause issues with your lower back, knees and neck.

“Padded gloves afford some protection against road vibration, which can cause pins and needles in your wrists and hands. Forearms can get sore if you are gripping too tightly on the handlebar. Also, if the handlebar is too far in front or too low it can cause compression of the small joints in your neck, again leading to pins and needles in your wrists and hands. Your arms should be approximately at 90 degrees to your body, while maintaining a small bend in your elbows.”

Please click here to visit our Youtube channel for stretches and strengthening that will help cyclists

New Procedures

Things are a little different at Cathedral Osteopaths Ripon whilst we still have cases of Coronavirus in the UK. We want to keep you safe and still be able to support your needs with Osteopathy.

  • We will need to talk to you ahead of your appointment to make sure you are well and not in the high risk group for Coronavirus.
  • The reception area has changed

We have decluttered reception to make it easier to clean and sanitise,  there is no complementary water or magazines. There is one wipeable chair and some hand sanitizer, face masks are available – we are not charging extra for these at the moment.

Your practitioner

Obviously we cannot maintain distance for your treatment so we will be wearing appropriate PPE.  We wash our hands and arms up to the elbows before and after every patient.

Everything is sanitised before you arrive.

All surfaces and door handles are cleaned with appropriate cleaner bwtween every appointment.

We have wipeable pillows now, we stopped using couch covers back in March to make it easier to clean.

When you have an appointment please observe the following

  1. Wear loose comfortable clothing for your treatment
  2. Arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment time,
  3. Come alone (unless under 16 yoa or if you require assistance)
  4. Wear a face mask before entering the treatment room
  5. Use hand sanitizer on entering the premises
  6. Only bring what you need for your appointment (please avoid bringing bags etc)
  7. The WC – if you can avoid using the facilities that would be helpful – If you must use them please notify the osteopath so we can sanitise all surfaces.
  8. We have a new payment method available which is integrated with the new booking software- all receipts will be emailed.
  9. We will contact you to rearrange your appointment if your osteopath reports any symptoms or has been told to self-isolate.

We hope that these changes will not interfere with the good service that you expect from us at the Cathedral Osteopaths but rather enhance your feeling of well-being that we have your health and safety at the core of all we do. We look forward to welcoming you back into the practice.

Vitaliti – Liquid Supplement for Immune Health, Energy and Wellbeing

Give your health a boost with ViTALITI – the powerhouse liquid supplement for Immune Health, Energy and Wellbeing

Here at the clinic we are often asked about supplements for general wellbeing.  We recommend Vitaliti from Clinic Nutrition.

Vitaliti is a one-shot liquid supplement packed with 28 vitamins and minerals.  One dose of Vitaliti includes 500mg of vitamin C, vitamin D, all eight B vitamins, selenium, zinc and other key nutrients plus a super green blend with ginseng and an amino boost blend.

Vitaliti is designed specifically for people who are feeling run down (perhaps from stress or burn out) or who aren’t getting key nutrients from their daily diet. The liquid shot supports their wellbeing and immune system.

Vitaliti is specially formulated to have a broader range of nutrients and in larger quantities than practically any multi-vitamin available.

It is simple to take and, with its delicious orange flavour, a pleasure to consume.

Vitaliti from Clinic Nutrition is a great all rounder you can get from Clinic Nutrition.

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Why liquid?

Tablets can only contain a certain amount of nutrients before they become too big to swallow.  That is why many people often take a handful of tablets, which can also contain a variety of bulking agents and fillers.

With a liquid, the nutrients can be dissolved, and this makes it possible to put a broader spectrum of nutrients into a single serving and in greater quantity.  Multivitamin tablets sacrifice the quantity of each nutrient in order to have a broad range.

With a liquid, the nutrients are more readily absorbed and a liquid is far easier to swallow than a handful of pills.

Vitaliti aims to help people in three key ways:


Our innate immune system is our first line of defence, detecting intruding cells and trying to stop them replicating.  At the same time our white blood cells, sometimes known as natural killer cells, identify and kill the intruders.  The adaptive immune system learns to identify invading cells for white blood cells to recognise and then kill.

Vitaliti supports this with Vitamins A, B6, B9, B12, C, D and E, as well as Zinc and Selenium.

Having healthy cells means our bodies are as primed as they can be to fight infections.


Many of us do not eat our five a day of fruit and vegetables consistently.  This can result in us not getting as many nutrients as our bodies need for optimal function.  Vitamin B is actually a group of eight B vitamins which, amongst a number of functions, support cell health, red blood cell production and regulate how our bodies use energy.

Without B vitamins we can feel tired and sluggish.  Rather than having to buy a separate vitamin B complex, Vitaliti has all eight B vitamins in each serving.


Regular exercise, a balanced diet and sleep are the three key pillars for living a healthy and vibrant life.

Vitaliti supports the nutritional pillar by being packed with one of the broadest ranges of nutrients found in any supplement including; vitamins A, E, D and K; potassium; magnesium; COQ10 (which is an antioxidant); and many more.

Plus, it has an extra bonus: Vitaliti has a super green blend including spirulina to support digestive health, provide additional antioxidants, and amino acids which help our bodies use protein, support muscle function and the nervous system.

Each 500ml bottle contains thirty-three 15ml servings and comes with a convenient measuring cap.  With its delicious orange flavour it can be drunk neat, diluted with water or added to a smoothie.

All the nutrients in Vitaliti are PubMed-referenced on the Clinic Nutrition website.

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