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.

Tom Stewart

Tom Stewart talks training and nutrition

Two years ago Tom Stewart was a student who did some mountain biking. Now this quiet young rider is shaping up to be the next big thing in British road…

Tim-Ramsden

Coaching matters: Tim Ramsden

With 20 years' coaching experience, Tim Ramsden works with all levels of rider. Here, he explains to CW how each cyclist needs specific, tailored advice

Injury prevention is key when it comes to Hamstrings

Injury prevention: How to avoid hamstring 
injuries

Many cyclists complain about having tight hamstrings, but I’m often surprised, when I ask cyclist patients, how few regularly stretch their hamstrings. If left alone, hamstring muscles naturally shorten, especially…

pills,-drugs

Antioxidant supplements: helpful or harmful?

Antioxidants play a key role in helping to protect the body’s cells from ‘free radical damage’. Scientists now believe that the accumulation of free radical damage over the years plays…

Drugs

Athletes taking brain enhancing drugs?

Amateur athletes are taking advantage of legal, prescribed medicine in order to enhance their cognitive function, according to researchers in Germany. Though many associate performance-enhancers with substances such as steroids,…

David-Stone

David Stone: 
Training hard and 
fish and chips

David Stone Age: 32 Team: Team GB Para-cycling Best Result: Double gold medallist Beijing Paralympics, gold and bronze in London Speciality: 
Road racing Born in Birmingham, based in Leeds, David…