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Can crash diets work for cyclists?

What's the best way to shed surplus kilos and get back to your racing weight? David Bradford separates the junk fads from the nutritional gold nuggets

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How to improve your VO2 max

Everyone wants bigger lungs, right? Well, there’s good news and bad news, as Gary Mckeegan, physiologist and lecturer in sports science and coach with Dig Deep Coaching, explains. “For adults,…

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Common sense rules for modern road riding

Ever questioned the wisdom of your riding pals, or suspected they were just regurgitating hand-me-down advice? Ever wondered if the truisms of road riding really do hold water in the…

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How to master a long climb

You won't find as many long climbs in the UK as you will on the Continent, but when you hit one you want to be in a position to conquer…


Endura launch new custom bib short PadFit system

A comfortable pair of bib shorts is an essential piece of kit. Endura have realised that the current ergonomics applied to bib shorts does not suit everyone. For example, just because…


Go off-road to keep fit this winter

Christmas is gone and many cyclists are already dreaming of spring, but winter isn't ready to release its grip just yet. It's time to get off-road to keep the training…

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Is milk a good rehydration option?

A new study suggests that milk-based products rehydrate with greater efficiency than beverages custom-designed for the task


Cycling training plan for winter fitness

Most cycling training plans have a pretty straightforward approach to winter: build a regular riding habit, gradually extend your long ride, and only then begin introducing blocks of ‘tempo’ work…


SiS launches new protein powder

Post workout recovery is crucial if you want to improve.  Protein is essential for repairing and rebuilding your body. The new product’s formulation is claimed to provide a source of rapidly digestible protein…

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The best cycling clipless pedals

Essential for road riding, racing and sportive participation, here we look at some of the clipless pedal systems available for cyclists