painkillers

Simon Schofield looks at the adverse effects that over-the-counter 
painkillers may have on cyclists

Strength training really necessary?

You’ll often hear it said that cycling alone is not sufficient training. Self-appointed experts preach that you need to back up your riding with a comprehensive programme of strength and…

Sprinting,-boardman

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…

Rev-Jon-Mould

Date: March 10 to March 16, 2014 Location: Newport, Wales Jon Mould is a former British Cycling Academy rider and former European Madison U23 champion and 2013 national Madison champion,…

You're never to old...

As concerns for the health of the general population grow, it was hoped that the 2012 Olympics would “inspire a generation”. Such an event could boost physical activity and sporting…

Heart rate monitor

I took up cycling after a 
30-year lay-off last year. I was getting quite fit until I got knocked off my bike. I was rushed to hospital; the doctor said…

Russell Downing

Russell Downing is one of the stars of British road racing. He’s one of the most popular riders in this country, even with his rivals — although  he’s not always…

fitness_Parkinson

A s well as stories of great champions, for whom winning races seems a logical progression, cycling is full of amateur riders like Chris Parkinson. He was a good rider,…

Cameron-Meyer-Orica-GreenEdge,-pain,-suffering

Cyclists are known for being made of tough stuff. Riders endure burning legs and searing lungs on a regular basis. Pro rider Jens Voigt famously coined the phrase “shut up…

Tom Stewart

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…

rider,-country-side,-snow,

The activity of cycling can mean many things to many people. It is no longer the reserve of lycra clad men racing at impossible speeds on sunny French roads. Cycling…

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

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

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

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 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…

Marcin-Bialoblocki

Marcin Bialoblocki has a somewhat formidable reputation. His nickname isn’t just a play on his real name; he rides like a machine too. When Bialoblocki hits the front everybody knows…