Fitness

James-McCallum

James McCallum talks nutrition

James McCallum is one of the most experienced pros in the British peloton. A Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in 2006 in the scratch race, and a former national circuit race…

Hannah Barnes, Sheffield Grand Prix 2013

Hannah Barnes: 
My week in training

After a dominant 2013, winning practically all that was on offer, Hannah Barnes signed her first pro contract with US team United Healthcare. The 20 year old, who has been…

Rachel-Walker,-Roller-training

Take-home training session: leg speed

Many cyclists believe that in order to go faster, they must push a bigger gear. But this isn’t always the case and it could lead to serious problems. Grinding away…

Allan-Peoper-illustrations

Allan Peiper’s 
pre-Classic training

Allan Peiper’s pre-Classic intervals were done as part of a four-hour ride. He would warm up for an hour then ride up a five-minute climb at maximum intensity. OK so…

Sugar

Beat the sugar addiction

Sugar. It’s everywhere. From the sweet syrup lacing your morning coffee to the soft cheese on your toast (often made from sugar-sweetened bread), the white stuff has slowly sneaked its…

Cycling

Cycling can improve brain health

The good news is that regular, vigorous endurance exercise such as cycling can help to slow down many of the negative physiological changes that occur due to aging, as well…

Carl Nolan

Carl Nolan: back in 
the saddle

‘‘I’ve done a lot of sport in the past — cycling, running, squash and played rugby — but it’s not always been easy.” “When I was 20, I was hit…

Matt Bottrill

Matt Bottrill: 
My week in training

When Matt Bottrill split Giro time trial winner Alex Dowsett and Team Sky’s Ben Swift on the podium of the National Time Trial Championships last year, he earned the respect…

Foam-roller

Foam rollers’ positive effect

Foam rollers aren’t anything new. Cyclists up and down the country have been using them for years, as have practitioners such as chiropractors, masseurs and physiotherapists. But the effectiveness of…