Fitness

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Ollie Blackmore: Cycling into the wild

On June 22, 39-year-old Ollie Blackmore will set off on a truly incredible cycling adventure. Totally alone and self-sufficient, he will attempt to ride 2,319 kilometres and climb more than…

Jon-Mould

Fridge Raiders: Jon Mould

After a successful season racing the Tour Series crits 
in 2013, the Welshman 
joined debutant Tour Series team NFTO Pro Cycling for 2014. Mould won the first round and also…

Sleeping,-cyclists

Rise early, train easy

It’s long been known that biological rhythms can affect physical performance, and without doubt the most influential rhythm of all is the circadian rhythm. This is your body’s daily wake/sleep…

Leg-Symmetry

Body imbalance: Are you pedalling symmetrically?

Cycling isn’t the 
most technically demanding sport, but that doesn’t mean that technique isn’t important. Mastering the correct use of 
gears and maintaining optimum pedalling cadence to minimise fatigue are…

Wilkinson

Ian Wilkinson: 
Work, rest and pancakes

Age: 35 Team: Raleigh Best result: Twice winner of the Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic, in 2009 and 2013 Ian Wilkinson started his cycling life as a mountain bike and cyclo-cross…

Good-and-bad

Should you self-
diagnose injuries?

So you have a physical ache or niggle and it’s impeding your cycling. The temptation is to fire up your laptop and Google your symptoms in an attempt to find…

painkillers

Poor man’s tramadol

Simon Schofield looks at the adverse effects that over-the-counter 
painkillers may have on cyclists

Strength training really necessary?

Is strength training really necessary?

You’ll often hear it said that cycling alone is not sufficient training. Self-appointed experts preach that you need to back up your riding with a comprehensive programme of strength and…