Training & Nutrition

Grand Tour Nutrition Insights from Team Sky and SiS

In the light of the biggest race of the year, Head of Team Sky’s nutrition Dr James Morton provides some insight into what it takes to fuel a Grand Tour...…

Beginner’s guide to Triathlon

In partnership with Zone 3, Coffee Stop have prepared an essential guide to introduce you to the basics of Triathlon. Here, we dive into why you should give Triathlon a shot, top tips for training and during the event, plus kit recommendations...…

Choosing the right triathlon distance with Zone3

Not sure if you’re ready for a triathlon? Coffee Stop and Zone3 have broken down each distance and highlighted the main requirements, discussed useful kit and worldwide events especially for you. So, this year you can reach new limits and get inspired to tackle the distance best suited for you.…

What can we learn from the pro’s? In conversation with Rebecca Charlton

With the OVO Energy Women's Tour right around the corner, Coffee Stop caught up with Rebecca Charlton on what to expect from this year's events and some pro-tips for us all to benefit from...…

How cycling will get you in shape

The health benefits of cycling read like the promotional blurb for the ultimate wonder drug. Here’s just one little nugget that reveals the power of pedalling: research has shown that cycling to work can cut the risk of heart disease by 46 per cent. And it’s not just heart health, from bone strength, to fat stores, to better posture, cycling can help transform your body. Here’s how it does it.…

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.…

RIDE YOUNG: Cycle yourself to a younger you

Cycling improves muscle tone, strengthens your heart… and keeps you young. We show you how……

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!…