Allan Peiper’s 
pre-Classic training

Allan Peiper’s pre-Classic intervals were done as part of a four-hour ride. He would warm up for an hour then ride up a five-minute climb at maximum intensity. OK so…


Beat the sugar addiction

Sugar. It’s everywhere. From the sweet syrup lacing your morning coffee to the soft cheese on your toast (often made from sugar-sweetened bread), the white stuff has slowly sneaked its…


Cycling can improve brain health

The good news is that regular, vigorous endurance exercise such as cycling can help to slow down many of the negative physiological changes that occur due to aging, as well…

Carl Nolan

Carl Nolan: back in 
the saddle

‘‘I’ve done a lot of sport in the past — cycling, running, squash and played rugby — but it’s not always been easy.” “When I was 20, I was hit…

Matt Bottrill

Matt Bottrill: 
My week in training

When Matt Bottrill split Giro time trial winner Alex Dowsett and Team Sky’s Ben Swift on the podium of the National Time Trial Championships last year, he earned the respect…


Foam rollers’ positive effect

Foam rollers aren’t anything new. Cyclists up and down the country have been using them for years, as have practitioners such as chiropractors, masseurs and physiotherapists. But the effectiveness of…

Lose weight the right way

Lose weight the NHS way

The NHS has warned people to, “stop pouring money down the drain” with fad diets that emerge every new year, and instead suggested people follow their own 12-week weight loss…

Fridge Raiders, Kristian House

Fridge raiders: Kristian House

Rapha-Condor-JLT rider Kristian House discusses what he does to fuel a long, 
eight-hour, day in the saddle...

Turbo training

Q&A: recovering from a hip replacement

Josh's dad is recovering after a total hip replacement and doesn't know when will be a good time to get back on the bike, BC coach Rob Mortlock gives some…

Callum Anderton

My week in training: Calum Anderton

Up and coming Kent-based time trial sensation Calum Anderton chatted to Louise Mahé about his final few weeks of preparation for the GHS National 10-mile Championships in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, back…

Mtb, mountain biking

Winter training: do something different

Can adding a new discipline or sport into your fitness regime improve your cycling ability? Louise Mahé finds out why it's worth trying something new when it comes to winter…

Nail it: Climbing

Nail it: Climbing technique

Nail it! Correct cycling technique and some grit will get you all the way to the top of steep hills

Junior track world championships

Can music help you train harder?

Staying motivated can be hard, but can playing the right tunes keep you pushing on? Andrew Hamilton explores...


Q&A: when to stop and rest?

Andy has perfect weather all year round, but when do you stop and take a rest? Rob Mortlock discusses

Sodium Bicarbonate

Is bicarbonate worth the side-effects?

Bicarb or not to bicarb, that is the question. Even with its performance enchancement factors why hasn't it taken off as a usuable supplement?