Fitness

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.

+ NUTRITION
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.

+ BIKE FIT
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.

+ TRAINING
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.

+ RiTMO
Sign up to our RiTMO cycling rating and join a fast growing community of cyclists in the CW Club. You can share and compare rides with anyone in the world, and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes from our sponsor, Decathlon.

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Which pedal system is best for you?

We take a quick look at some of the more popular pedal-cleat systems on the market, which include; Look Keo, Shimano SPD and SL, Speedplay and Time Xpresso

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How to pace your ride effectively

It might seem like tearing off the start like as fast as your can will get you a quick time in your time trial or sportive, but it reality you'll…

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Does Kinesio tape really work?

Why are many cyclists, even some pros, festooning their limbs with gaudily-coloured sticky tape? No, they’re not patching up improbably shaped crash wounds; they’re attempting to alleviate muscular injuries and…

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Charline Joiner: Recovering from injury

During the final group effort of a long ride, while on a training camp with Scottish Cycling out in Girona, a touch of wheels at the front saw a crash…

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Fridge Raiders: Josh Hunt

Despite being a latecomer to the world of cycling — he started riding a bike at 16 — Josh, the younger brother of former professional Jeremy, has come on leaps…

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Fridge raiders: Graham Briggs

Tour Series veteran Graham Briggs knows exactly how to get himself through a day in order to be nutritionally prepared for a hard race. After returning to Rapha-Condor-JLT for the…