Unfortunately, if you ride enough, crashing is almost inevitable. The result is often lost skin where you have slid along the road. After suffering road rash, you’ll suffer a barrage…

Watching pros battle for glory in your favourite race can make you want to emulate whatever it is they’re doing to go so fast. How many hours a week do…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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