Tips for effective rest and recovery after cycling

Everybody’s heard it said that recovery is as important as training — Peter Stuart looks at what you could be doing to optimise the adaptation process while you’re off the…

Fighting flu

Winter’s here: Flu fighting foods

If you eat the right foods you’ll find there’s nothing inevitable about winter flu season. We suggest foods to keep you flu free and riding on.

Caffeine can boost performance

Results are in: drink coffee, ride faster

A Spanish lab gave a group of amateurs a combo of caffeine and carbohydrate gel and has found they rode significantly better than others who had smaller doses or none…


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…

Graham Briggs, Tour Series 2014 Barrow

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…


Fridge Raiders: Jon Mould

After a successful season racing the Tour Series crits 
in 2013, the Welshman 
joined debutant Tour Series team NFTO Pro Cycling for 2014. Mould won the first round and also…


Ian Wilkinson: 
Work, rest and pancakes

Age: 35 Team: Raleigh Best result: Twice winner of the Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic, in 2009 and 2013 Ian Wilkinson started his cycling life as a mountain bike and cyclo-cross…


Beta-alanine: better for everyone?

Beta-alanine is a naturally occurring amino acid (protein fragment) found in the body. It first hit the headlines back in 1999 when it was found to be present in samples…