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Christmas eating: Festive food swaps (video)

Christmas is traditionally a time of overindulgence, but you don’t need to pig out and pile on the pounds. Eat the right seasonal treats and you won’t have to worry…

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Pro rider tips for winter cycling

No cyclist should fear winter. After all, what’s a bit of cold and rain? However, if you fail to take the proper precautions, your wet-weather ride can easily turn into…

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How to use your brakes properly (video)

Marc Abbott looks at the best way to learn the safest and most effective way to pull on the anchors, whether you’re riding alone or as part of a group…

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Can you be fat but fit?

Can you be fat but fit? We look at the science of a contentious question

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Getting into cycling: My first sportive

Over the last six weeks novice cyclist Ollie Beales has been preparing for his first sportive, supported by a team of experts at Cycling Weekly and Microsoft Windows 10. Did…

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Top tips to recharge your body and mind this winter

Staying healthy off the bike is a prerequisite for optimal performance on it. As winter takes hold, allowing yourself time to mentally unwind can be helped by rewarding yourself with…

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Could compression clothing benefit your recovery?

Train hard, recover and go again. We’ve seen the photos of the pros post-race in their compression clothing, but is this gear worth investing in for our own recovery after…

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Getting into cycling: Alex Dowsett Q&A

Brought to you in conjunction with Microsoft. My name is Oliver, I’m 33 years old, and I’m almost five weeks into my challenge. I’m attempting to show that a rugby…

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Make life harder for wheelsuckers

Wind tunnel tests have given new clues on how to make aerodynamics work for you – and against your rivals. Up to 90% of a cyclist’s energy is used to push…

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Top 10 turbo training mistakes

Despite the weirdly mild weather, winter is round the corner. The doom-merchants claim the El Nino effect has three months of snow and ice waiting in the wings. Whatever, it’s…

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How can osteopathy help cyclists?

We often see professional riders stretched out on the massage couch after a Grand Tour stage, having any biomechanical issues addressed ahead of the next day’s racing. And now an…