Fit, Fast and Frugal

When does a big spend make the difference
to your cycling performance and when should you stop
number crunching and simply get out and ride? Rebecca Charlton investigates...

General cycling, commuting

Don't head straight out again for a bacon sarnie and a latte after the commute, reach work fully fuelled and ready for hard graft, says Lynn Clay

Improve your power

Combining strength exercises with speed sessions is called Contrast Training and it can greatly accelerate your power gains, says Huw Williams

Miguel Indurain

If you were a motorcar, your heart and lungs would be the fuel pump and air intake. We look at how they work, and how you can tune them up…

Wouter Sybrandy

Wouter Sybrandy tells CW about the moment he crashed during the Tour of Britain and how he was back on the bike quicker than doctors thought possible

Diet

The arrival of January will see millions of Brits launch themselves into variuos fad diets in a bid to lose the festive flab. Laura Tilt shows us the most effective…

Heart rate monitors

Rest is best, but when and how long for? Huw Williams helps Lee Mears to improve with recovery

Tenerife: good enough for the everyday cyclist?

Warm weather training destination Tenerife has received a lot of coverage since Bradley Wiggins invited journalists to see his Tour de France prep. Does it offer the same opportunities for…

Sir Chris Hoy, Revolution 36, January 2012

Chris Sidwells asks top bike racers, past, present and future to share their toughest training sessions with CW

Pro team nutrition

The nutritional basics may have remained the same but the way pro riders' prodigious calorie needs are met has changed with the times. Today's teams take no chances with their…

Blood Lactate levels

Why are the levels of lactate in your blood so imporant? Andrew Hamilton finds out...