Cycling

  • 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…

  • Ride your fastest 15km in 6 weeks triathlon training plan

    8th April 2015

    Train to run a faster TT while maintaining your swim and run speed, says coach Phil Mosley. Image: British Triathlon Cycle time trials are a brilliant way of improving your bike speed for triathlon. You don’t need to be an…

  • Ride faster this spring

    19th March 2015

    Pep up your spring training with these six simple sessions to ride faster, all taking an hour or less… Been training hard this winter? Or have things not quite gone to plan? Either way, we’d lay money on you being…

  • Speed up your T2

    24th February 2015

    Run faster with your bike to shave seconds off your next multi-sport race. Are you ready to speed up your T2? 1. CHECK YOUR FRONT END FIRST Keeping your cables, headset and wheels in good order will help your bike stay…