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For many cyclists, stretching is not at the top of the to-do list. Yet we know that just five minutes invested in lengthening tight muscles can reap big rewards in…

Pedalling

It’s one of the most basic functions of riding a bike — whatever kind of bike you favour — but many of us don’t give the efficiency of our pedalling…

Fuel right for training

If you’re staring down the barrel of a five-hour ride this year, you’ll need to know how to get round the route with your energy stores intact. Matt Hart of…

Older not slower

As an article by Hirofumi Tanaka and Douglas Seals in The Journal of Physiology put it back in 2008: “Declines in athletic performance are inevitable with age.” No one’s going…

healthy-eating

Though it’s true that what we eat has an influence on our training 
and fitness potential, it’s important not to get obsessed with the detail

5 Breakfasts Before You Ride STILL

Breakfast is the nutritional foundation of your day, kick-starting your metabolism and fuelling your body for whatever you have in store. So why don’t you give breakfast the respect it…

Time saving nutrition featured

1 Breakfast on overnight oats Rich in slow-release carbohydrate and lower in sugar than most cereals, oats are go-to breakfast fuel for cyclists, but standing over the stove making porridge takes…

Cycling Weekly's Complete Guide to Nutrition

What you eat and when you eat it can have a significant effect on your overall performance; the guide has been split into three sections to help readers understand how…