Can cycling cure a hangover?

Indulging in a few beers shouldn’t stop you riding your bike. We show you how to fend off a hangover so you can ride headache-free the next day

The simple answer to the question ‘how do I avoid a hangover getting in the way of a bike ride?’ is: don’t drink too much. But we all like to have our cake and eat it.

Studies have shown that alcohol consumption in Britain typically increased by around 40 per cent in December, with over 600 million units trickling down our throats.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.