Training & Nutrition

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. …

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.…

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……

Spring clean training tips

Spring has sprung, and you realise that you’re not as fit as you should be (or would like to be). So, with summer not far off it’s time to buckle down to some training. Fortunately, Rick Stern of RST Sport, in partnership with RIDE IT events are on hand with some sound advice...…

10 steps to keep your motivation on track

Our motivation underlies everything we do in cycling. These ten steps will help you work out where your motivation comes from and learn how to reward and reinforce it so you become a more consistent and higher performing cyclist.…

8 healthy reasons to ride to work

Cycling to work is a great way to get fit, save money, protect the environment and wake yourself up in the morning - and it's great every day of the year. Even if you rarely ride to work, here's why you should keep it up. And if rolling to work is commonplace, here's some facts to share with your oft bemused colleagues.…

Don’t be ‘that parent’

Sport is so important for children. But when we get to the level of racing sometimes the behaviours of parents can undo all of those benefits. When they scream ‘advice’ at their children, sulk when the advice isn’t taken and punish them afterwards for poor performance, something needs to change. What makes ‘those parents’ behave so badly? It is usually our own ambitions getting in the way of our children’s. If our dreams get ahead of us and we start imagining them on the start line of the Tour de France or lapping the Australians in the team pursuit at the Velodrome, our parental enthusiasm can make us a nightmare. So here are four key ways to help your child perform well without becoming ‘that parent’.…

All you need to know about training with a power meter

Considering a power meter but not sure where to start? Cycling coach and director Ric Stern of RST Sport has the lowdown on training with power: why you should give it go, what you need to get started and how to put it into practice.…