Training

Acupuncture

Can acupuncture aid performance?

With every aspect of diet and training taken care of, pro teams are increasingly looking towards alternative therapies for an edge. Can acupuncture really help performance?

Sportive

How to pace your ride effectively

It might seem like tearing off the start like as fast as your can will get you a quick time in your time trial or sportive, but it reality you'll…

Tony Martin sporting Kinesio tape

Does Kinesio tape really work?

Why are many cyclists, even some pros, festooning their limbs with gaudily-coloured sticky tape? No, they’re not patching up improbably shaped crash wounds; they’re attempting to alleviate muscular injuries and…

Charline_JOINER-t

Charline Joiner: Recovering from injury

During the final group effort of a long ride, while on a training camp with Scottish Cycling out in Girona, a touch of wheels at the front saw a crash…

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…