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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Saddle sores are painful and may interrupt your training. A troublesome saddle or ill-fitting shorts are the commonest causes, though susceptibility to sores may be increased by poor nutrition and/or…

While on the face of it cycling has never been in better shape, with participation levels continuing to soar, behind the smiles, saddles and sportives lies a peculiar world, where…

We’re always being told to work on our core. A strong set of conditioned muscles will help improve stability and posture on the bike, reduce the risk of injury and…

The sun is blazing and so are the nation's barbecues, so what better time to run through healthiest and tastiest ways to cook alfresco