Training

Cycle training advice from the experts. Whatever riding you do our cycling specific training articles will help you gain insight and knowledge on what does and doesn’t work for you and your riding. Plus insight in to what training the pros do.

Miguel-Indurain-WATSON

Getting to the heart of the matter

Elite cyclists are renowned for having efficient hearts and cardiovascular systems, boasting low resting heart rates and the ability to work at a high percentage of their maximum. The likes…

Sleeping,-cyclists

Rise early, train easy

It’s long been known that biological rhythms can affect physical performance, and without doubt the most influential rhythm of all is the circadian rhythm. This is your body’s daily wake/sleep…

Leg-Symmetry

Body imbalance: Are you pedalling symmetrically?

Cycling isn’t the 
most technically demanding sport, but that doesn’t mean that technique isn’t important. Mastering the correct use of 
gears and maintaining optimum pedalling cadence to minimise fatigue are…

Wilkinson

Ian Wilkinson: 
Work, rest and pancakes

Age: 35 Team: Raleigh Best result: Twice winner of the Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic, in 2009 and 2013 Ian Wilkinson started his cycling life as a mountain bike and cyclo-cross…

Good-and-bad

Should you self-
diagnose injuries?

So you have a physical ache or niggle and it’s impeding your cycling. The temptation is to fire up your laptop and Google your symptoms in an attempt to find…

Strength training really necessary?

Is strength training really necessary?

You’ll often hear it said that cycling alone is not sufficient training. Self-appointed experts preach that you need to back up your riding with a comprehensive programme of strength and…

Rev-Jon-Mould

My week in training: Jon Mould

Date: March 10 to March 16, 2014 Location: Newport, Wales Jon Mould is a former British Cycling Academy rider and former European Madison U23 champion and 2013 national Madison champion,…