TrainerRoad review

I’m not a guy who gets excited by riding on the indoor trainer. However, I do understand the massive benefits and efficiencies that you can get in a short amount of time by doing ergo sessions. It’s not easy though. You need to go into each session with a plan. Personally, if I have a […]


Five questions with Dig Deep Coaching – meet Ciara MacManus

The partnership forged between Dig Deep Coaching and CyclingTips in July 2014 will extend to Ella. We’re pleased to introduce you to Ciara MacManus. The Dig Deep coach hails from Ireland and is the reining Irish MTB XC champion. Her main passion is the dirt, but her experiences span across all disciplines, and she has […]


The Week in Bike #52 – Scaling Up

It’s tricky to pick teams for the year’s biggest event before you’ve even seen them race. And sometimes it takes a strong result to secure the contract you want. But the toughest challenge of all might just be scaling up without losing your current user base. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.


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 […]


The Rok of Monaco: training the world’s best cyclists

The world of professional cycling isn’t like many other mainstream sports where daily support is readily supplied by the teams. With riders spread all over the Europe in-between races, they sometimes need to find their own local support network of coaching, motorpacing, massage, etc. I first heard of “The Rok” in a casual conversation with […]


Training programs: one size fits all?

The one request I get more than any other is for training advice. Unfortunately this topic is not as simple and generic as you might think and I’m careful to avoid writing about it since I’m not an expert. However, I’ve asked former professional cyclist and level 2 cycling coach Helen Kelly to write about […]


Fast and furious: intensity is the key to health and fitness

One of my favorite websites, The Conversation has published a post on HIIT (high intensity interval training) which I thought many readers will find useful. This interests me in particular because I’ve always been taught about the importance of building an aerobic base before hitting the intensity. I’m not a sports scientist, but my experience […]


Starting From Scratch – Phase 2

Just over a month ago I began my journey back to fitness. I had a few months with next to no exercise, was feeling sluggish and overweight, and something needed to be done before it all slipped away from me. Reviving my aerobic base was the first order of importance. I was able to get […]


The Intensity Trap

We all know someone who thinks that if a ride doesn’t hurt, it’s a waste of time. He never goes for an easy ride and is always half-wheeling trying to push the pace. This person is always good in their training rides, but can never time their form when an important race approaches. This might […]


The Importance Of A Training Plan

Over the winter my training has completely fallen off. All I’ve been doing is riding, not training. I need to do this once in a while in order to relax and refresh, however I’ve been riding inconsistently, picked up some some bad habits, and haven’t achieved any decent results this winter. When I say “training”, I […]