keep fit at work

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

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…

Gut health featured image

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

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

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…

Lab testing by Chris Catchpole

Once reserved for pro cyclists, blood analysis to identify imbalances and deficiencies is now available to recreational riders, through home-testing kits offered by companies such as InDurance. These pinprick tests…

Wiggins Tour de France time trial by Watson

Endurance cycling is an exercise in managing your finite energy reserves. Finishing an event with energy to spare suggests you rode too conservatively; struggling or even failing to finish suggests…

Joule GPS+8391 cropped

Power meters are getting more affordable, but knowing what to do with one is a different matter. Jon Sharples of Train Sharp Cycle Coaching explains: “The main benefit is to…

Handlebar reach

The distance you have to stretch (or ‘reach’) to get your hands on the bars, with your arms, glutes and lower back in a comfortable riding position is dictated by…