All the advice and insight you need to improve your riding, enhance your performance or simply get into better shape with training.
The best workouts and training plans on Zwift – the coach’s choice
Our resident cycling coach selects the best Zwift workouts and training plans to help you achieve your cycling goals
Ask a coach: ‘Are there any actual fitness benefits to doing winter miles on a heavier bike?’
The answer depends on your summer goals and how you like to train – there’s more to it than just a binary yes or no
By James Spragg Last updated
Winter bikes: do you really need one?
We investigate whether a dedicated bike for the colder season is a necessity or a luxury, and ask do you really need a winter bike?
By Luke Friend Last updated
FTP or Critical Power – which is the best cycling fitness test?
Is it time to ditch the traditional FTP test in favour of the more scientifically advanced Critical Power? Coach Tom Bell puts theory into practice on two unwitting CW staffers
By Tom Bell Last updated
Riding with friends is a great way to enjoy long winter miles – here's the lowdown on cycling in a group
Speeding along in a group is efficient and enjoyable, but there are a few basics you need to know about before you get stuck in
By Alex Ballinger Published
In need of riding inspiration this winter? Here are 16 ways to keep your motivation high while the temperatures are low
As chilly breezes replace the warm summer air, the inclination to ride naturally begins to ebb. Here are 16 ways to approach winter with more enthusiasm
By Vicky Ware Published
Ask a coach: ‘If I can’t go on a bike ride, is it worth going running instead?’
Whether it’s a busy work/life schedule, a trip away from home or the dark winter evenings, there’s a host of reasons why fitting in a ride might be a struggle – but how good an alternative is running, really?
By James Spragg Published
Strength training for cyclists: do the gains really justify the time?
Find out if strength training for cyclists will benefit your cycling performance. Discover which exercises to do, how to build your strength training program and common mistakes to avoid
By Hannah Reynolds Published
Zwift racing vs base building: which is the best way to build fitness through fall and winter?
Is continual Zwift racing a safe and effective way to build fitness over the colder months?
By Vicky Ware Last updated
Rollers vs indoor bike trainers: which is best for you?
Indoor bike trainers might get the most attention – but don't underestimate a humble set of rollers, here's why...
By Michelle Arthurs-Brennan Published