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.

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The peloton races through a snowstorm in the 2013 Milan San Remo

Pro rider tips for winter cycling

No cyclist should fear winter. After all, what’s a bit of cold and rain? However, if you fail to take the proper precautions, your wet-weather ride can easily turn into…

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How to use your brakes properly (video)

Marc Abbott looks at the best way to learn the safest and most effective way to pull on the anchors, whether you’re riding alone or as part of a group…


How to ride faster up short, steep hills

Think tough climbing and you probably imagine the long, winding, hairpin ascents of the Alps. But for sheer brutality, the steep hills of the UK have few equals

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Could compression clothing benefit your recovery?

Train hard, recover and go again. We’ve seen the photos of the pros post-race in their compression clothing, but is this gear worth investing in for our own recovery after…

Alex Dowsett q&a

Getting into cycling: Alex Dowsett Q&A

Brought to you in conjunction with Microsoft. My name is Oliver, I’m 33 years old, and I’m almost five weeks into my challenge. I’m attempting to show that a rugby…

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Top 10 turbo training mistakes

Despite the weirdly mild weather, winter is round the corner. The doom-merchants claim the El Nino effect has three months of snow and ice waiting in the wings. Whatever, it’s…


Two months free Zwift for Strava Premium subscribers

Strava Premium subscribers will receive two months of free Zwift subscription every year, following a partnership agreement between the two companies. Zwift, the online multiplayer cycling training game designed to…

Bernie Eisel riding in the wind

How to ride in the wind

A gusty day can make for a challenging ride and years of competing in the Classics means that Roger Hammond has a huge amount of experience when it comes to…

Top of the range bike and kit in action in TT

How much speed can you buy? (video)

Have you ever watched the pros on TV and fantasised over the bikes they’re riding, wondering what you could do if only you had that BMC Timemachine and a custom-tailored…

Bradley Wiggins testing out the Pinarello K8-S

Should you really train like a pro?

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…


Detraining: The truth about losing fitness

What really happens to your cycling fitness if you're forced to take an extended break from the saddle? Physiologist Andrew Hamilton explains the consequences of the time off the bike

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How to ride an undulating gradient

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…