Bernie Eisel riding in the wind

How to ride in the wind

A gusty day can make for a challenging ride and years of competing in the Classics means that Roger Hammond has a huge amount of experience when it comes to…

Top of the range bike and kit in action in TT

How much speed can you buy? (video)

Have you ever watched the pros on TV and fantasised over the bikes they’re riding, wondering what you could do if only you had that BMC Timemachine and a custom-tailored…

Avoid road rash: learn race craft

How to treat road rash (video)

Unfortunately, if you ride enough, crashing is almost inevitable. The result is often lost skin where you have slid along the road. After suffering road rash, you’ll suffer a barrage…

Bradley Wiggins testing out the Pinarello K8-S

Should you really train like a pro?

Watching pros battle for glory in your favourite race can make you want to emulate whatever it is they’re doing to go so fast. How many hours a week do…


Detraining: The truth about losing fitness

What really happens to your cycling fitness if you're forced to take an extended break from the saddle? Physiologist Andrew Hamilton explains the consequences of the time off the bike

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Five ways to keep fit at work (video)

Many of us spend the vast majority of our working week sitting at a desk in front of computer, probably consuming more energy than we’re actually burning. But it can…

Undulating climb ascent varying gradient

How to ride an undulating gradient

Should you focus on going harder on the steep sections or the flatter sections of an undulating road? And would you even know if you were pushing too hard when…

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How gut health affects cycling performance

Your body is playing host to a huge ecosystem. There are trillions upon trillions of bacteria that call your skin, mouth and intestines home. Your intestines house the most microorganisms…

Slammed stem

Should you slam your stem: yes or no?

Take a look at most of the bikes in the pro peloton and you’ll notice that most riders run their stem very low, often snug up against the headset. Slamming…

Riding no hands eating feed

How to ride no-handed

Whether it’s to unwrap an energy bar or put on your jacket when it starts raining, being able to take your hands off the bars and sit up on the…