How to make winter count? From indoor training to nutritional health and performance weight loss, making sure you maintain muscular power, our partners at TORQ Fitness Consultancy show us the way.
We look at how to build form and confidence for the mountains when you only have roads you can bowl on to hand. By using the power of nature and a bit of savvy you can become mountain ready no matter what terrain you are graced with.
Cycling in the mountains is one of the most rewarding experiences for a road cyclist, however cycling at altitude and in some more remote areas can throw up a few surprises for an unprepared rider. Here are some essential tips on what every cyclist should know before heading into the mountains.
Cycling apparel has come a long way since the woolen jersey and leather shoe era of Eddy Merckx, we’re now lucky enough to have an abundance of technical, lightweight, clothing designed specifically to help keep us riding in comfort for longer whatever the day may decide to throw at us.
Choosing the right type of bike for your riding preference is essential in optimising your comfort and performance. Here we take a quick look at the main differences between road bike frame geometry and how each benefits your riding needs.
There's more to climbing than just brute force and raw power. Get your mind, body and bike right and you'll be dancing on the pedals all the way to the top of the mountain.
Bike case, bike bag or cardboard box all have their pros and cons. Many cyclists ask themselves the same question year on year. How can I transport my bike so that it arrives safely?
If you've never ridden in the Pyrénées then you're missing out, tranquil roads and testing ascents make it one of the greatest playgrounds ever for a cyclist.
Making sure you have the right tools and spares when you're travelling is essential in starting your journey in the right way, not to mention getting you rolling again should you need to deal with roadside repairs.
During the winter months your on the bike training will naturally take a dip, by utilising your time on the indoor trainer you can maintain a good base fitness and develop skills safely to boost your overall cycling efficiency.
Being comfortable on the bike is fundamental in not only enjoying your ride but also getting the most from your own athletic ability. What you wear can certainly be the difference between a great day and survival if you’re not equipped correctly.