Making the most of your training plan is key to having a successful and healthy year. Follow these important points plan your way to success

Cycling prowess is about more than just leg power: resistance training will help build the muscles that keep you stable in the saddle while increasing metabolic health and bone density,…

Everybody’s heard it said that recovery is as important as training — Peter Stuart looks at what you could be doing to optimise the adaptation process while you’re off the…

Your guide to riding in a group: it's one of 
the most enjoyable parts of 
being a cyclist, and the language of the peloton is universal

There’s more than you think down there — E. coli, salmonella and C. difficile, to name just three bacteria. We show you how to clean up without trashing your pricy…

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?

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…