Staying Healthy in Winter

If your sport of choice is mountain biking – or even cycling – you can be forgiven for being put off getting in the saddle during the winter. The cold itself is definitely an issue, but more of a problem are the icy roads (which are potentially lethal), the freezing headwinds and the lack of…

Bike-packing: the next big thing?

One of the key motives of those who went backpacking –  at least originally – was a desire to save as much money as possible, to ensure they could travel for as long as possible. So they spent hardly anything on food, often did not do too much during the day, and visited countries which…

Castelli Cycling: An Unfair Advantage

Castelli’s rather charming tagline is “an unfair advantage.” With over 130 years of history, this Italian company has chalked up some impressive “firsts” in cycling clothing, including the first Lycra shorts used in racing and sold to the public, the first sublimation printed jerseys, the first synthetic winter clothing, the first use of windproof membranes,…

How to watch Track Cycling

Source: John Poplett (Flickr Creative Commons) Everybody who puts on a helmet and cycling clothing whenever they get a chance knows that cycling is a popular and growing sport in the UK. However it has taken several unique events to attract the attention of the media to cycling, which has pushed the profile of the…

A beginner’s guide to cycling clothing

You’ve seen them, right?  Lycra-clad cycling clothing and aerodynamic super-ergonomic lightweight bikes these speed demons seem to whizz up a hill without breaking a sweat. Putting Bradley Wiggins and the other Tour de France competitors aside for one moment, to the beginner cyclist all this streamlined extravagance can be a little overwhelming – especially if you’re not…

Cycling clothing and kit: Lessons from the Tour De France

The most famous road cycling event in the world is currently pedalling its way round France. From the leader, resplendent in that most coveted piece of cycling clothing, the famous yellow jersey, right down to the ‘lantern rouge’ at the back, every single entrant is a world-class cyclist. It all seems a long way from…

On the Road: Getting the best from cycling clothing and equipment

Long summer days (yes we’re praying!) are the perfect time for building up the road bike miles, whether training for an event or simply enjoying the scenery. Regular road cyclists can suddenly find that their gear has done rather more miles than they thought; so to make the most of your bigger trips, take the…

Gearing up for the TNT Great British Bike Ride

Many cycling enthusiasts will be gearing up for The TNT Great British Bike Ride in August, so here are some tips on the best cycling clothing for all participants hoping to take on a real challenge. The event starts at Land’s End on August 28 and ends at Twickenham Stadium on September 1 and completed…

Cycling Clothing: Finding the Balance between Performance and Comfort

Whether you’re a leisure cyclist, an enthusiastic amateur or in training for an endurance race or marathon, you need to ensure you have the correct cycling clothing to get the most from your body and your bike. Finding the balance between performance and comfort is essential to reaching your personal goals, whether they are recreational…

Iconic Photos from the Tour de France

The Tour de France, the biggest event on the cycling calendar, starts tomorrow. At the start of the 99th Tour de France it was a good chance to look back at the some of the iconic images of the past and present. Covering a total of 2,131 miles, over the course of 21 stages, we…

GWR Team – the next generation of under 23 riders

This time of year is an exciting time for a cycling team full of optimism and motivation to start racing. The majority of the winter base endurance miles are done, starting to do more interesting high intensity intervals, the team kit and bikes are starting to arrive from sponsors. You can almost smell the leg…

Pendleton: “I’m stopping after 2012.”

Olympic Cyclist Victoria Pendleton has announced she will quit the sport after the London Games next year. The 31-year-old won Gold in Beijing three years ago as part of the sprint team, and is one of the favourites to repeat her success when she performs in front of her very own fans in the summer….

What is the most gruelling and demanding sports event?

Being a Sports Journalist I’ve often found myself getting into heated debates discussing the above question. It’s a difficult one to answer and many struggle to provide one such is the complexity of the question and what various people’s interpretation of the word `gruelling` actually is. There are also a number of races or events…

Future of Cycling looks positive

If there’s one Olympic sport that has progressed at a rate quicker than any other, one of the strongest candidates would have to be Cycling. Great Britain claimed eight Gold medals at the 2008 games in Beijing, with Chris Hoy bagging three for himself and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year to go with…