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  • Oxfordshire bike ride

    8 brilliant local bike rides (and a tribute)

    My village recently lost two much-loved members of its cycling community. In tribute, here are 3 of their favourite rides - plus 5 others right across Bucks and Oxon.

  • Fitness challenge!

    There's nothing like a race looming to motivate you to go for a walk, run, swim or cycle on these chilly autumn mornings. So grab your Lycra and sign up for one of these sporty challenges pronto!

  • You cannot be serious!

    Ever wished you had your own tennis umpire to hand to judge the disputed line calls? Muddy tries out PlaySight at Stoke Park and enjoys a 'pro' moment.

  • Nail your fitness

    Fallen off your fitness regime? Yeah, me too (grrrr) . Never mind, let's get back on the horse with these 6 super-smart ways to train from PT and triathlete Steve Carvey.

  • Deep tissue issue? Say hi to David Lucas

    David Lucas, owner of this mini canine, has kneeded and elbowed my shell of a body into working order with his deep tissue sports massage.

  • Head-to-toe health check

    Do you have the nerve? From cholestrol to diabetes checks, heart to liver function tests, I've been there, done that and got the 'Your Doctor' badge.

  • Move over Bieber! Muddy tries cupping

    Move over Bieber! Cupping isn't just for LaLa Land celebs - it's on the menu in Oxfordshire too. I've been there, done that and got the circles to prove it.

  • The Bagnall Centre

    Wellness is firmly on the health agenda these days, and happily one of the best clinics happens to be in Chesham.

  • On my soapbox

    I'm on my soapbox (hang on while I do a couple of sets of tricep dips will you?). I'm sick of competitive clean eating, £600 designer running pants and the unhealthy industry that's propping up our modern concept of 'wellness'. Stretch, limber, RANT!

  • Muddy tries: Clinic on the Green

    If I were to start a competition to find the cutest, quirkiest alternative therapy centre in rural England, I think the Clinic on the Green would have a good stab at winning it.

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