Morgan Freeman

Guide to turbo trainers

What is a turbo trainer? Turbo trainers are quite simply a device that enables you to ride your bike, stationary, indoors. As such they have become the de facto training…

Germs Chamois

How to look after your chamois

There’s more than you think down there — E. coli, salmonella and C. difficile, to name just three bacteria. We show you how to clean up without trashing your pricy…

Looking at new bike

Does a new bike make you faster?

There’s nothing quite like a new bike the lure of the shiny, the seductive appeal of the latest tech, the unshakeable conviction that a new bike will lead you, at…


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


Can acupuncture aid performance?

With every aspect of diet and training taken care of, pro teams are increasingly looking towards alternative therapies for an edge. Can acupuncture really help performance?


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…

Tony Martin sporting Kinesio tape

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…


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…


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…


Getting to the heart of the matter

Elite cyclists are renowned for having efficient hearts and cardiovascular systems, boasting low resting heart rates and the ability to work at a high percentage of their maximum. The likes…


Ollie Blackmore: Cycling into the wild

On June 22, 39-year-old Ollie Blackmore will set off on a truly incredible cycling adventure. Totally alone and self-sufficient, he will attempt to ride 2,319 kilometres and climb more than…


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…