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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…

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Cycling isn’t the geeky loser’s sport it once was. Now it’s official: cycling can improve not only your pulling power, but also your performance

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Knowing how best to tackle long climbs can be the difference between reaching the summit and rolling back down defeated. As with every aspect of cycling, it’s as much about…

Summer speed featured

If you’re anything like us, you sometimes just want someone to make things a little bit easier. You want that person to strip away all the exceptions, curveballs and details…

Summer training featured

Most of the training plans we publish here are aimed at relatively seasoned cyclists — regular riders looking for a new approach to reinvigorate their riding or help them prepare…

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Training hard should make you perform better on the bike — but could a tough session actually compromise your immune system, leaving you vulnerable to other problems? Words by George

Recover powder drink

You can buy any number of different energy and recovery drink concoctions, but sometimes it’s nice to know exactly what you’re putting in your body, and why. It’s possible to…

banish back pain

As soon as you perch on the saddle, clip into your pedals and reach forwards for your handlebars, your back is put into a somewhat unnatural position. As your spine…

Eat right avoid muscle pain

Consuming protein and carbohydrate post-exercise can help your recovery from training, but what about the fuel you put into your body before and during a ride? >>> How to fuel for…

Back Pain

Correct bike geometry and set-up are both vital for a healthy back, but as Andrew Hamilton explains, for some cyclists, fatigue produces undesirable changes in muscle movement which also affects…