A prescription to ride

Cyclists anecdotally know that their bike doesn’t just help them stay fit and healthy physically, but also mentally, and there is now a stack of scientific evidence which backs up this belief. These studies are finding that spending time on our bike not only gives us a massive boost to our general mental wellbeing but that, for some mental health issues, going out and turning our pedals can sometimes be as effective as a pill or psychological therapies. …

Teach your kids to ride with tips from Sir Chris Hoy

The joys and freedom of learning to ride a bike as a child are memories that cyclists will cherish forever. Celebrating the launch of the latest HOY kids' range, and in partnership with British Cycling's Go-Ride programme, Sir Chris Hoy led a session at Herne Hill Velodrome sharing his tips and tricks to encourage more kids to take to the saddle.…

Why embark on a training plan and what to consider

Life’s busy - work, family, perhaps doing up a new house purchase, leaving time for a structured training plan seeming almost impossible to slot inbetween... Luckily Scott Cornish is on hand with some sound advice on how to get the most out of your training.…

Comfort Bike Seats – All you need to know

If you’re new to cycling or starting to push yourself on longer rides, you may just accept that a bit of tenderness or pain in your nether regions is part and parcel of cycling. But it shouldn't be. If this is the first time you’ve done any serious cycling, then spend some time riding with the saddle you got with your bike until your body’s got used to the rigours of riding. As you get more miles under your belt, you may then choose to swap the supplied saddle for one which is more comfortable for you. When it comes to saddles there’s no one-size-fits-all solution and it's essential to try a few different saddles to find the one that fits you best. As well as the obvious differences between female and male anatomies, this will also come down to your personal body shape and style of riding. In this article, we cover the steps you can take to find your perfect saddle and suggest some saddles to consider for different styles of riding.…

What to consider when replacing your road bike wheels

If you become a keen rider, you’ll want to replace your bike’s original road bike wheels for something a bit plusher and better suited to your style of riding. In fact, even if you’re quite happy with your current wheels, there will come a time when the hubs start grating or the braking surfaces start to wear out and they’re no longer fit for use. So here’s how to make sure your next hoops are ‘wheely’ goody (sorry!).…

Train Your Nervous System

It’s a neglected part of your cycling physiology but possibly the most important. Here’s why training your neurological system will lead to faster cycling……

Seven great foods of the Giro d’Italia

Of course, when it comes to the Giro d’Italia we could wax lyrical about all the great riders, all the fantastic climbs, and all the legendary battles. But as well as bikes, Italy is especially famous for another thing: incredible food. Here’s a look at some of the tastiest traditional dishes from the regions visited by the Giro. While the racing may satisfy your inner roadie, all this should satisfy your inner foodie!…

Cycling Nutrition Back-to-Basics…Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates will power up your cycling and keep you riding longer and stronger. Here’s why……

Beginner’s Guide to Wheel Sizing and Measurements

Bicycles come in a wide variety of types, shapes and sizes. This is great, because we don’t all want of need the same sort of bike and we’re all different shapes and sizes ourselves. Wheels and their size determine a lot about how suitable a given bicycle is likely to perform. Given that most riders want to optimise their cycling performance, having the right size wheels for your bike is an important factor to get right.…

Why a cycling holiday is the best type of holiday

We reveal 12 great reasons to book a cycling holiday, because it’s the best type of holiday you can experience.…