Self Improvement

Matthias Brändle hour record live stream

Join us here on Thursday, October 30th 2014 (18:50-20:10 CET) to watch the live stream of Matthias Brändle’s attempt to beat Jens Voigt’s world hour record at the UCI velodrome in Agil, Switzerland.

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Sleep for cyclists: how to ensure you’re recovering properly

We all know how important sleep is, not just for physical regeneration but for mental and psychological recovery as well. And when you’re a cyclist – professional or otherwise – sleep plays an even more vital role than it might for the average person. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef spoke with Dr Shona Halson, Senior […]

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Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part three

Over the past few months we’ve been working with the team at Dig Deep Coaching to help answer your questions about training, nutrition and more. In this third instalment Stephen Gallagher and Dan Fleeman from Dig Deep answer another bunch of your questions, providing insight that everyone can benefit from.

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Form Week: your guide to better riding

Barely a week goes by here at CyclingTips that we don’t get an email or tweet asking us why we don’t publish more tips. We get it: the site is called CyclingTips after all. While we still do publish a bunch of tips and other articles on how to improve your riding – see the […]

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Ultralight touring: a how-to guide

Pack up your bike, fly to some exotic location, and ride to your heart’s content. I’m sure it’s a thought you’ve had more than before. One of the beautiful things about cycling is the long list of stunning holiday destinations it introduces you to. But while a great photo is all it takes to inspire […]

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Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part two

Over the past few months we’ve been working with the team at Dig Deep Coaching to help answer your questions about training, nutrition and more. In this second instalment Stephen Gallagher and Dan Fleeman from Dig Deep answer another selection of your questions, providing insight that everyone can benefit from. See below for how to […]

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Elements of style

When I first began CyclingTips as a daily blog, I simply wrote one tip per day with the aim of helping cyclists get better without going through the traditional school of hard knocks. Things here have evolved and taken a different path, but I still love giving and receiving advice on how to improve. Back […]

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Why you shouldn’t overlap wheels

Riding in a bunch safely requires a sixth sense that only countless hours of practise will teach you. Racing will accelerate this learning curve, but not everyone has the luxury or desire to compete. Either way, one day or another you’ll probably find yourself riding in a bunch where you’ll need to know the unwritten […]

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Finding the sweet spot with sports nutrition

So often the mentality in nutrition (and particularly sports nutrition) is “if some is good, more must be better”. If one protein shake helps recovery, then three will make my recovery three times as good. Fluid prevents dehydration and improves performance, so let’s guzzle down as much as possible. But as sports dietician Alan McCubbin […]

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Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part one

Back in early July we announced a new collaboration in which the team at Dig Deep Coaching answers your questions about training, nutrition and more, all here at CyclingTips. We received a huge number of questions after calling for submissions, and in this first instalment, Stephen Gallagher and the team at Dig Deep have selected […]

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