Cycling Tips for Women

Women cyclists all have one common dilemma: we participate in a sport that’s dominated by men. On race days we usually don’t have to worry about this because there’s a group of us gathered to compete (although I have been to races where they grouped the women with the men because there weren’t enough female [...]

How To Ride Better In A Bunch Or Group Ride

Ride in a bunch

There’s a lot to remember when you’re riding in a pack of 50 or more of your closest friends on race day. When’s the next climb? How far from the front am I? Is the person in front of me a good wheel or is he or she squirrelly? From a spectator’s point-of-view, a peloton [...]

Selecting the Right Bike Equipment

Open up any cycling magazine and within the first few pages you’ll see a half-dozen of the newest, greatest, road bikes and 100 reasons why you should drop what you are doing, and immediately go out and purchase a new bike. Stop. Right. There. Buying a road bike is a lot like buying a new [...]

Boosting performance with sub-threshold intervals

Richie Porte at World Championships 2011

So what is the best interval session for a road cyclist? Fact is that there is no single interval session that will cover all your needs for high intensity training. Though, there are some intervals that should be an integral part of your training regime – at least if you ask me… Interval training with [...]

3 No-Cost Tips to Improve Your Road Cycling Technique

Fabian Cancellara at World Championships in TT in Copenhagen, Denmark.

There are a million and one pieces of cycling gear out there that maybe, possibly, might make you a better road cyclist. How quick are we to open our billfolds for the latest bits of carbon to shave weight from our road bikes just because we believe it might make us go faster? I’m just [...]

Mountain Bike Race Day Tips

Mountain Bike Racing

Here are some mountain bike race day tips from Cecilia Potts who won the Junior Cross Country Mountain Bike World Championships in 1997. The final 10-second countdown always sums up the race for me. It doesn’t matter how long I’ve been retired from professional cycling. When I’m behind that starting line–whether it’s at a local [...]

Mountain Bike AND Road Bike Training – Does it make sense?

Mountain Bike Downhill Riding

Here’s a classic conundrum: you love mountain bike racing and you love road racing, but you’re not quite sure how to tailor a training schedule that will give you the best of all worlds when it comes to racing each discipline. Have no fear, training to race on the road and on the mountain bike [...]