Anyone who’s raced a bike knows that cycling can be cruelly hard, but how does it stack up against other gruelling sports? Do we have a valid claim to be…

While many event organisers lay on everything from food to mechanical back-up for their riders, that doesn’t mean you should turn up empty handed. Here’s what you need

Expert opinion: Jack James is Professor of Psychology at Reykjavik University, Iceland, where he teaches and researches in health psychology. Here he tells us why cyclists should watch their caffeine…

In the realm of competitive cycling, the line between dedication and addiction can be ultra-fine. Sports psychologist Dr Josephine Perry searches for a meaningful distinction

As cyclists we’re endlessly enticed by brands promising that their products will make us fitter and faster if only we shell out some cash. How to sort fact from falsehood?…

It’s well known that cutting down on meat benefits the environment, but isn’t animal protein essential for a cyclist’s hard-worked muscles? Anita Bean weighs up the evidence

Are the forces tackling doping evolving fast enough to get ahead and ultimately restore fair competition? We ask a selection of eminent experts for their take