Cycling Weekly’s fitness pages cover everything from pro level training to the occasional cyclist wanting to lose some weight. Whether it’s how Bradley Wiggins trained to win the 2012 Tour de France or how to survive a hilly sportive, we’ve got the information you need to improve your riding.

If you’re serious about your cycling you need to be serious about your nutrition. Eating the right diet is key to fueling your rides and recovering afterwards. There’s a lot of bad advice out there, so we keep it simple, with real life advice from qualified nutritional experts. Learn what to eat, what not to eat and when to eat it.

Getting your riding position right is key to optimal performance. If you’re serious about improving your riding, or just looking to make yourself more comfortable for a long day in the saddle, getting the right bike fit is key. Our bike fit section brings you the best of the bike fit theories and practices currently out there.

There are an infinite number of ways to train, from simply riding your bike all day to short, structured power intervals. Whether you’ve got all the gadgets or just ride on feel, we can help you tailor your training to your goals. Or just help you enjoy riding your bike by helping you get a little fitter.

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Pro rider tips for winter cycling

No cyclist should fear winter. After all, what’s a bit of cold and rain? However, if you fail to take the proper precautions, your wet-weather ride can easily turn into…

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How to use your brakes properly (video)

Marc Abbott looks at the best way to learn the safest and most effective way to pull on the anchors, whether you’re riding alone or as part of a group…


Can you be fat but fit?

Can you be fat but fit? We look at the science of a contentious question

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Getting into cycling: My first sportive

Over the last six weeks novice cyclist Ollie Beales has been preparing for his first sportive, supported by a team of experts at Cycling Weekly and Microsoft Windows 10. Did…

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Top tips to recharge your body and mind this winter

Staying healthy off the bike is a prerequisite for optimal performance on it. As winter takes hold, allowing yourself time to mentally unwind can be helped by rewarding yourself with…


How to ride faster up short, steep hills

Think tough climbing and you probably imagine the long, winding, hairpin ascents of the Alps. But for sheer brutality, the steep hills of the UK have few equals

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Could compression clothing benefit your recovery?

Train hard, recover and go again. We’ve seen the photos of the pros post-race in their compression clothing, but is this gear worth investing in for our own recovery after…

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Getting into cycling: Alex Dowsett Q&A

Brought to you in conjunction with Microsoft. My name is Oliver, I’m 33 years old, and I’m almost five weeks into my challenge. I’m attempting to show that a rugby…

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Make life harder for wheelsuckers

Wind tunnel tests have given new clues on how to make aerodynamics work for you – and against your rivals. Up to 90% of a cyclist’s energy is used to push…

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Top 10 turbo training mistakes

Despite the weirdly mild weather, winter is round the corner. The doom-merchants claim the El Nino effect has three months of snow and ice waiting in the wings. Whatever, it’s…

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How can osteopathy help cyclists?

We often see professional riders stretched out on the massage couch after a Grand Tour stage, having any biomechanical issues addressed ahead of the next day’s racing. And now an…

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Is your adrenal system making you tired?

Adrenal fatigue is basically an alternative term for burnout or overtraining syndrome; the three terms are used synonymously, and while they have different subtleties, they are trespassing on the same…

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How to use nitrate to boost cycling performance

Since research discovered beetroot juice could significantly improve aerobic performance, more and more cyclists have begun looking seriously at the red root vegetable as a means of getting an edge…

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Getting into cycling: Nutrition

Brought to you in conjunction with Microsoft. My name is Oliver, I’m 33 years old, I work as a construction health and safety manager and I’m three weeks into a…