Cycling training in Derbyshire

How To Train For Road Cycling

Nine different ways to approach improving your cycling fitness, from ‘just ride more’ to ‘get a coach’ with many other options in between.

Is A Bike Fit Worth It

Is A Bike Fit Worth It?

Is a bike fit worth it? Short answer: yes. You’ll go faster (all else being equal) and suffer fewer injuries. It’s a no brainer. Read this post if you need more convincing.


How Do Pro Cyclists Train?

How do professional road cyclists achieve such magnificent feats of speed and endurance? And how can you apply the lessons to your training? This post explains all.

How To Make More Time For Cycling

Way back in the mists of time, I conducted a survey of Sportive Cyclist email subscribers, asking them for their biggest frustration with cycling. There were complaints about the state of British roads (and those of Azerbaijan) and the standard of cycling when riding as a group, but the main …

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Fast After 50 by Joe Friel: A Book Review…

I have hit the big time. I have been sent a book to review. By a publisher. For free. (For now, let’s ignore the fact that I contacted said publisher myself, fragrantly exploiting the Sportive Cyclist readership, in order to procure this freebie.) The book in question is ‘Fast After …

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Do You Need a Cycling Coach?

I am in no doubt that employing a cycling coach would lead to an exponential improvement in my performance on the bike. Yet, whilst I frequently consider hypothetical scenarios for spending thousands of pounds to ‘build out’ my portfolio of bikes, I have tended to dismiss coaching as being too expensive or …

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