On day nine of his attempt to ride around the world in 80 days, Mark Beaumont found himself on the floor. A face-off between his front wheel and a pothole…
How does a gifted young rider become a champion? Is it more about talent or training? CW asks scientists, coaches, and a teenage sensation
Want to try entering some cycling time trials? Here's everything you need to know about what the events entail, how to enter and how to prepare
The boredom of the turbo-trainer is the cyclist’s annual test of motivation: here's how to both enjoy indoor training and maximise your potential for a successful 2014
VO2 max sessions will ensure you’re both fresh and fit for spring
Don't make excuses, make improvements to your winter cycling
Peter Sagan has already established himself as not only one of the best riders of his generation, but also of all-time. Here Sagan and his coach Patxi Vila go through…
Direct-drive trainers are ideally suited to the low-cadence sessions you need to maximise your force ouput and become a stronger cyclist
There is no need to lock your bike away until the spring — we shed some light on how to ride through the dark days
Whether time-crunched or impeded by poor weather, HIIT sessions in the comfort of your home will see your fitness levels flourish this winter
If you want to win races, you have to be able to tolerate pain. But what does suffering on a bike really mean? Can it be measured, tested and trained?…
Winter is coming so you will soon be reacquainted with your turbo trainer: here are the top ten no nos
Thoughts starting to turn to next year? Stop dreaming and start doing - here are practical tips to get you to summer success
Grand Tour riders know exactly what their power output should be, to the exact watt, at any given moment. Cycling training zones can be used to ensure training sessions are…
A couple of very poor winters coupled with a shortage of repair funds means potholes are everywhere. Here’s how to deal with them
Your lungs are burning, heart pounding, breathing rate frantic — and this is just your local climb. The thought of riding up actual mountains 1,000 or more metres higher than…
RideLondon is almost here – and if you’re fighting rising waves of panic about making it round the 100 mile circuit, we've got plenty of advice for you.
Anyone who’s raced a bike knows that cycling can be cruelly hard, but how does it stack up against other gruelling sports? Do we have a valid claim to be…
Ag2r team study shows gains in Romain Bardet's power profile after post-altitude training camp testing
Common place on a multitude of climbs, hairpin bends are the perfect opportunity to break an ascent up both psychologically or physically. But how do you ride them to perfection?
WorldTour team Cannondale-Drapac show you how to warm effectively for a time trial
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You won't find as many long climbs in the UK as you will on the Continent, but when you hit one you want to be in a position to conquer…
CW fitness editor David Bradford investigates growing evidence that years of endurance exercise can lead to troublesome changes in the heart.
Ten miles is an iconic distance for British domestic time triallists, but how can you eke out every second possible this summer to set a new 10-mile PB?