Cycling

  • Step up to a 70.3: Part 2

    9th October 2015

    Part two of our guide to getting up to the standard of a 70.3 Strategies for success Planning is an essential component of Ironman 70.3. This is especially true for your nutrition and also your training. Here’s how best to prepare…

  • Step up to a 70.3: Part 1

    8th October 2015

    If you’re thinking about going long but not sure where to start, we’ve got all the answers. Words Phil Mosley. Images Ironman / Getty Images An Ironman 70.3 is the first step into the world of long-distance triathlon. With its 1.9km swim,…

  • How to develop your cornering confidence

    3rd September 2015

    Fast bends lead to faster times when you’re on two wheels Bike handling skills are often overlooked when it comes to triathlon. So preoccupied are we with our fitness, stamina and strength that the technique of riding a bike is rarely a factor in our thinking. One…

  • DIY bike maintenance

    6th August 2015

    Roll up your sleeves and get ready to grease up… 1. CHECK YOUR TYRES Check tyres regularly for any nicks or disturbances as these are a major limiting factor during training and racing when they are damaged. Always ensure your tyres are pumped up to…

  • Ride real world aero

    27th July 2015

    Slicing minutes off your bike leg need not mean taking out another mortgage. Sport scientist Garth Fox explains how to grab yourself some cheap speed… AERO HELMET New generation aero helmets will not only save you as much as another minute, but because many have…

  • 5 tips to race your fastest Ironman bike leg

    24th July 2015

    This monster of a challenge is nothing like a sprint or olympic distance triathlon. It takes careful training and a strong race day plan to avoid those common pitfalls in the Ironman bike leg… 1. Smart Snacking During the bike…

  • Top up your training for a sprint triathlon

    7th July 2015

    Tri coach Phil Mosley offers up some simple workouts across all three disciplines for your sprint triathlon… BRICK WORKOUTS In a sprint triathlon your legs will feel like concrete by the time you run. The only thing you can do to make…

  • Fix first-time race mistakes

    18th May 2015

    Steer clear of trouble in your first triathlon bike leg by avoiding these classic errors… On the day of your first triathlon race, there are plenty of things to worry about, like remembering all your kit and trying not to drown during the swim. You’re probably…

  • Triathlon training: get your long rides right

    20th April 2015

    Lose the excuses and start gaining miles on the bike – you’ll be glad you did on race day! How many weeks have you been putting it off then? Alright, we’ll let you off the last frosty mornings, even a…

  • Is cycling on a turbo trainer better than riding outside?

    10th April 2015

    Coaching editor Phil Mosley took to the garden shed over winter – and not because he’d found a new hobby… After six months of pale furriness, it’s finally time to consider shaving my legs again. That must mean that the…