British Cycling coach reveals the one item you should never leave at home when travelling without a bike

Taking a pair of trainers with you on trips without the bike can even make you a better cyclist

Peter Gascoigne stands smiling in the gym
(Image credit: Peter Gascoigne)

Most of us have busy lives, packing in cycling alongside work, family commitments and more - making 'quick wins' extremely inviting. But, do they work? In our weekly series we speak to cyclists of all kinds, to find out what one change they've made that's helped to make them a better bike rider - and ask - will it work for you? 

Pete Gascoigne is a GB Cycling Team Strength and Conditioning Coach, working directly with the elite track athletes to ensure they are in perfect condition ahead of World Cup races, World Championship's and - ultimately - Olympic Games'. He worked closely with the Women's Endurance Track Squad ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where they gained gold (Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny  in the Madison) and silver medals (Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny, Neah Evans, Josie Knight in the team pursuit)

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.