Once reserved for pro cyclists, blood analysis to identify imbalances and deficiencies is now available to recreational riders, through home-testing kits offered by companies such as InDurance. These pinprick tests…

Cycling isn’t the geeky loser’s sport it once was. Now it’s official: cycling can improve not only your pulling power, but also your performance

Knowing how best to tackle long climbs can be the difference between reaching the summit and rolling back down defeated. As with every aspect of cycling, it’s as much about…

If you’re anything like us, you sometimes just want someone to make things a little bit easier. You want that person to strip away all the exceptions, curveballs and details…

Most of the training plans we publish here are aimed at relatively seasoned cyclists — regular riders looking for a new approach to reinvigorate their riding or help them prepare…

As soon as you perch on the saddle, clip into your pedals and reach forwards for your handlebars, your back is put into a somewhat unnatural position. As your spine…

Consuming protein and carbohydrate post-exercise can help your recovery from training, but what about the fuel you put into your body before and during a ride? >>> How to fuel for…

While on the face of it cycling has never been in better shape, with participation levels continuing to soar, behind the smiles, saddles and sportives lies a peculiar world, where…

We’re always being told to work on our core. A strong set of conditioned muscles will help improve stability and posture on the bike, reduce the risk of injury and…

It’s one of the most basic functions of riding a bike — whatever kind of bike you favour — but many of us don’t give the efficiency of our pedalling…

Most cycling training plans have a pretty straightforward approach to winter: build a regular riding habit, gradually extend your long ride, and only then begin introducing blocks of ‘tempo’ work…