Cycling

  • Sport science news: Sprint cyclists’ vital statistics

    Sport science news: Sprint cyclists’ vital statistics

    3rd November 2015

    A new study reveals the performance data required to be at the podium end of a road cycling sprint, and provides a useful benchmark for any cyclist with a bike computer that can track speed, cadence and even power output. The research shows how riders have…

  • Braveheart training plan 3

    Braveheart training plan 3

    25th September 2015

    Here’s your training plan for the next four weeks. It’s gradually progressing from the previous plans in terms of volume but look to fit your training around you life rather than vice-versa as much as possible. Doing so is far more…

  • Team GB Cyclist Andy Tennant shares top tips for night riding

    Team GB Cyclist Andy Tennant shares top tips for night riding

    15th September 2015

    This September hundreds of cyclists will take part in the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Manchester to Blackpool Night Ride. The 52 mile route, kicks off on 26 September and will take riders through the city to Blackpool’s sea front. With just…

  • Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 3

    Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 3

    10th August 2015

    So you’ve signed up for (or are going too) this epic challenge as sponsored by this magazine, with its run up and down Britain’s highest mountain. You may be worried about how to prepare and what you’ll encounter, well fear not as we continue…

  • Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 2

    Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 2

    17th July 2015

    Sean McFarlane takes us through the second part of the Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan… So you’ve signed up for (or are going to) this epic challenge as sponsored by this magazine, with its run up and down Britain’s highest mountain.…

  • Tri power: Helen Jenkins’ top 5 exercises

    Tri power: Helen Jenkins’ top 5 exercises

    17th July 2015

    Helen Jenkins reveals her top five exercises designed to help cyclists, runners and triathletes build strength, dodge injury and upgrade their performance. Helen Jenkins knows that strength and conditioning (S&C) drills are a crucial component of any athlete’s training regime. The 2008 and 2011 ITU world triathlon champion, appreciates that…

  • Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 1

    Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 1

    18th June 2015

    So, you’re keen on doing an epic challenge this year. And you fancy a late season race in an iconic venue? But you’re worried that the Braveheart Triathlon (as sponsored by this magazine), with its run up and down Britain’s highest mountain is a…

  • 10 TT tips from Chris Boardman

    10 TT tips from Chris Boardman

    7th May 2015

    Along with an Olympic Gold medal, hour records and World titles on the track, Chris Boardman still also has the fastest recorded Tour de France prologue, 55.15kph in 1994, and five consecutive National 25-mile time trial wins on his Palmarès. For racing against the clock, his…

  • Time trials

    Time trials

    7th May 2015

    If you’re a sportive rider, aspiring road racer or a triathlete, time trials (TTs) are a great test of fitness, pacing and mental toughness. But don’t be put off by the serious racers in skin-suits, aero helmets and their disc wheeled stealth…

  • Cycle Power: Chris Hoy’s Top 5 Exercises

    Cycle Power: Chris Hoy’s Top 5 Exercises

    10th April 2015

    Britain’s superstar cyclist, Sir Chris Hoy describes his top five exercises that will help cyclists, build strength, dodge injury and power up their performance. Watch out you’ll build some thighs! Hoy believes regular conditioning exercises are the best way for…