Brake braking corner

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…

Compression socks - tech intro-1

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

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…

(Photo: Andrew McCandlish)

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…

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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

Former pro Roger Hammond explains how to deal with strength-sapping gusts

Top of the range bike and kit in action in TT

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

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…

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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

Undulating climb ascent varying 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…

Lab testing by Chris Catchpole

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…

Wiggins Tour de France time trial by Watson

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…