Fitness

Sportive

How to pace your ride effectively

It might seem like tearing off the start like as fast as your can will get you a quick time in your time trial or sportive, but it reality you'll…

Tony Martin sporting Kinesio tape

Does Kinesio tape really work?

Why are many cyclists, even some pros, festooning their limbs with gaudily-coloured sticky tape? No, they’re not patching up improbably shaped crash wounds; they’re attempting to alleviate muscular injuries and…

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Charline Joiner: Recovering from injury

During the final group effort of a long ride, while on a training camp with Scottish Cycling out in Girona, a touch of wheels at the front saw a crash…

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Fridge Raiders: Josh Hunt

Despite being a latecomer to the world of cycling — he started riding a bike at 16 — Josh, the younger brother of former professional Jeremy, has come on leaps…

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Fridge raiders: Graham Briggs

Tour Series veteran Graham Briggs knows exactly how to get himself through a day in order to be nutritionally prepared for a hard race. After returning to Rapha-Condor-JLT for the…

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Getting to the heart of the matter

Elite cyclists are renowned for having efficient hearts and cardiovascular systems, boasting low resting heart rates and the ability to work at a high percentage of their maximum. The likes…