Health & fitness for cyclists

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Base training for cyclists: myth or must-do?
Should base rides be part of your winter training plan? We spoke to two coaches to find out
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Focus on these 5 key areas of training to become a better road cyclist
Plus, our suggested workouts for each area
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How to avoid indoor training burnout | 7 essential tips
Why poorly planned indoor training risks burnout, and how to prevent it
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How to keep fit over 40 | 7 ways to defy ageing and boost your cycling
Training tips and exercises to stay fit in middle age
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What is training periodisation? Why training differently through the year makes you faster
How to periodise your training into cycles and phases, plus an alternative take on the traditional approach
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How to recover mentally from a cycling crash
Advice from elite riders who have bounced from traumatic cycling incidents
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Is Rating of Perceived Exertion the training metric you’ve been missing?
RPE explained and how to use it to guide your training
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Downhill mountain biking explained | Everything you need to know to get started
What it's about and how to give it a go
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What is a sportive? Training, tech, pacing and nutrition questions answered
How to find, train for and complete an organised cycling event
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Our essential training plan for mountain biking
How to get fit for mountain bike riding and racing
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What happened when I tried a new sodium bicarbonate supplement?
I took part in an independent trial of the Maurten Bicarb System used by Team Jumbo-Visma
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How to ride your first century, double century or longer distance in 2023
Five tips to help you achieve your long-distance goals
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Beginner’s cycling tips: 25 essential pieces of advice for new cyclists
Our guide to the basics of cycling kit, clothing, technique and more
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How to treat road rash after a cycling crash
Stop abraded skin from stinging, getting infected and scarring after hitting the deck
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How to get fit fast
Time-efficient ways to ride further and faster