Stretching

Often overlooked and rarely overdone, correct stretching techniques can not only help you to ride further, they can make you faster, too. Lexi Williamson shows us how it’s done

Fighting flu

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.

Group-riding

Your guide to riding in a group: it's one of 
the most enjoyable parts of 
being a cyclist, and the language of the peloton is universal

Winter cycle commute

As the weather takes a turn for the worse and the nights start to draw in closer, the thought of riding to and from work during winter becomes ever less…

Caffeine can boost performance

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…

Germs 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

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…

Mavic-shoe-and-pedal

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

Acupuncture

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?

Sportive

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

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…