Training

Training

I received an email the other day from a newbie to road cycling who stumbled across Road Cyclist. Keen to improve but with a...

The key to success in any endeavour is to perform at your best and give it your all. In endurance sports such as cycling,...
Drinking while cycling

There are few things as important as hydration. The need for water pervades every aspect of our lives. Yet when you exercise it becomes...
Energy gels for cyclists

The exercise food market has exploded these last few years. We now have more energy, recovery and even preparation products than ever before. It...
VO2 max cycle test

VO2 max is one of the many metrics cyclists use for measuring endurance capacity and fitness. If you're data driven or are into marginal...

Ever since moving to Cornwall from Wiltshire, I have had to learn to love the wind. It's always there, whether a light coastal breeze...

Sportives have never been so popular. There are more of them than ever before and more of us are entering them than ever before....

July 2015 has been a month of two halves. One hot, dry and lovely cloudless skies while the other has been stormy, cloudy and...

When you're out riding just for the love of it and not following a training schedule or riding with others, it can be tough...

Ever wondered how the pros can manage several hours in the saddle at a time while maintaining race pace? A lot of it is...

If you watch the tours, the peloton seems like a lively, sociable place to spend several hours. If you ride with a club, the...

Unless you live in East Anglia or Lincolnshire, chances are your regular rides includes hills of some sort. Some cyclists will go miles out...

Descents are nature’s way of rewarding you for those miles of climbs and the blood, sweat and tears you shed to beat them. They...

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