Commuting during winter is a great way to stay fit, and need not be cold or dangerous - provided you prepare thoroughly

Power meters can offer a more precise way of getting fit - we go to TrainSharp's 
fitness headquarters to find out how to use the data

The surprise runner-up at the National Time Trial Championships talks Louise Mahé through his week of training building up to the big event

Short road races are all about high-intensity bursts of maximal effort followed by fast recovery where you do as little work as possible then repeat.

Hone your aerobic endurance, motivation to keep going for several hours, efficient hill climbing and group riding.

Embarking on a training programme can be fraught with pitfalls and conflicting advice. So where do you start? Coach Huw Williams outlines the three basic training principles that will get…

Huw Williams tells Ken, how to use his time wisely using an indoor trainer

When we are forced to take time off the bike, what is the cost to our fitness? Andrew Hamilton investigates...

Great Britain's most decorated cyclist Chris Hoy talks to Rob Hicks about fitness, training and being the best

Racing itself may be the raison d'être for many cyclists, but it's not the best way to see improvements in your fitness or technique, explains Helen Carter

cycling active how to change a tyre

22nd November 2010 Before it's too late, let our Derri guide you through the minefield of removing and refitting your own tyres. You'll thank her when you're miles from home.

Nigel Martin

18th November 2010 Sitting in a pool of sweat at your desk is enough to put many people off cycling to work but it doesn't have to be like that.…

Pipe Lagging

30th October 2010 Polyethylene foam pipe insulation is available from most big-name DIY stores. Buy the widest stuff possible then cut to length and wrap it round the tubes of…

Challenge Your Fitness Not Your Friendship

Don’t let differences in fitness or strength sour a riding relationship. Rebecca Charlton suggests a few quick tips to create cycling harmony on your Sunday ride