The latest cycling news from the international and British race scenes, plus comment, analysis, the latest bikes and producst, and commuting and safety issues

There are more sportives for beginners and new cyclists than ever in the UK, with short, flat routes found across the country that still offer great riding.

For 20 years I have diligently kept training diaries and files. They contain vast amounts of information. I have distances, times, speeds, wattages, VO2 max figures, threshold powers, power-to-weight ratios…

Cycling isn’t always an entirely pleasurable sport. Let’s face it, we all like to see ourselves as that little bit harder than the general population, willing to push our bodies…