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From addiction to abstinence: What I learned from 12 months without coffee

Twelve months ago CT's Andy van Bergen stopped drinking coffee. He's learned a lot along the way.

If Zwift had traffic: Become a bike messenger with this indoor-trainer game

Hustle City promises the thrill of zipping through traffic without any of the danger.

Paris-Roubaix: Moments in History

The Queen of the Classics, L'enfer du Nord, The Hell of the North – the many nicknames of Paris-Roubaix reflect its reputation as probabl...

Van Aert x street art: The amazing road portraits of the Tour of Flanders

Anyone who has ridden the hallowed bergs and pavé of Flanders and Roubaix, or perhaps been eagle-eyed while watching TV race coverage of ...

What if every team kit was more like EF's Giro d'Italia outfit?

It’s safe to say that EF Pro Racing’s bonkers Giro d’Italia kit ruffled some feathers. A design collaboration between Rapha and the Londo...

Peter Sagan is selling a US$21,000 commemorative medal

Are you the world's biggest Peter Sagan fan? Do you have a small fortune burning a hole in your pocket? Well boy howdy, has Sagan himself...

How to find the optimal cycling route

Here’s a thought experiment for you. Say you went out and rode every street in your suburb. What would the distance of that ride be? What...

Cycling’s most enduring videogame needs an overhaul

It’s been almost 20 years now since the Pro Cycling Manager game first hit shelves, offering cycling-obsessed gamers a chance to run thei...

This is what one woman needed to overcome to ride in Afghanistan

Afsana Nawrozi got her first bicycle, a pink kid's bike with training wheels, when she was seven. It had arrived from the United Arab Emi...

This e-bike ad has been banned in France – let's talk about why

E-bikes are the future. That’s what the bike industry thinks, that’s what a bunch of new cyclists think, and that’s what sustainable tran...

The things Dad taught me

My dad taught me how to ride a bike. It's Father's Day and I'm preparing for my dad's services, delayed so my family and I could travel a...

Lighthouses in lockdown: A look at the private lives of female pro cyclists

Through 2019 and 2020, Italian photographers Eloise Mavian and Francesco Rachello – who together are the Tornanti.cc photo agency – have ...

The beer Remco didn't drink

It’s a sunny day in Belgium, and the great hope of Belgian cycling stands outside, leaning artfully in a team T-shirt against the wall of...

The Zwift we dreamed of: You can now ride your bike in Grand Theft Auto

Step aside Zwift, there’s a new contender in the virtual cycling space. Why do your indoor workouts in Watopia and other upstart virtual ...

A Dutchman and his (man-made) mountain

In 2011, a Dutch cycling journalist’s tongue-in-cheek proposal for an artificial mountain in his homeland sparked a flurry of proposals a...

In a child's first bike ride, life rolls on

The week before everything changed, on a primary school athletics track a few blocks from our house, my daughter rode a bike for the firs...

The engineer who built a massive cyclocross flyover in his backyard

Here at CyclingTips we're pretty fond of our VeloClub members. Not just because their support allows us to do what we do, but because the...

Bikes for disaster relief: Meet the Bike Scouts

They call themselves the Bike Scouts, a group of volunteer bicycle messengers dotted around the Philippines that aid those in need. When ...

Another 15 cycling documentaries you really should watch

Last week we published a collection of 15 cycling documentaries that all cycling fans should watch. It's fair to say that post was a popu...

Think you're missing Paris-Roubaix? Spare a thought for these local superfans

If you think you're missing Paris-Roubaix today, spare a thought for these locals who typically celebrate their race over this rich and v...