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Can heat acclimation really improve endurance performance?

In a recent CyclingTips article sport scientist and cycling coach Dr Jason Boynton discussed how…

How to train with purpose during lockdown

The world continues to struggle through the coronavirus pandemic and what a rollercoaster it's proven…

How to watch the Tour by bike: A Shoddy guide

I've put together this post in the hope that you'll be able to use it…

TDF Power Analysis: Pogacar's Peyresourde attacks and new climbing record

“Tomorrow we fight again! Tour is not finished, vamos” - Tadej Pogacar Tadej Pogacar was…

TDF power analysis: Neilson Powless' breakaway lessons learned

Alexey Lutsenko of Astana Pro Team won stage 6 at the Tour de France but…

How to make the most of your cycling during stage 4 lockdown

As of Sunday August 2, Melbourne is in six weeks of stage 4 lockdown to…

Close passes keep happening – here's what we know about why

Any cyclist who’s spent time riding on the road will know the horror of a…

Speed wobbles: How they start and how to stop them

You finish climbing, crest the hill, then start flying down the other side. And then,…

Home made energy food: The good, the bad and the sickly

Let's face it, being a cyclist isn't cheap. Don't get me wrong, it can be.…

Got asthma? You might want to pay attention to these new guidelines

Late last year, the Global Initiative on Asthma announced a fundamental change to the way…

Route finding: Shoddy's favorite mapping apps

I'm guessing I'm not the only one who over the past few months found themselves…

The e-bike you can control with your mind

You sometimes hear cyclists say that their bike has become an extension of themselves. That…

The inside story and power analysis from Lachlan Morton’s Everesting 'record'

An Everesting built on food poisoning, rosé, and two pieces of tape.

The commuting boom: Shoddy's tips for riding to work

Over the past few weeks, I've attempted to delve into a few topics for all…

Who trains harder: male or female pro cyclists?

Say you had access to several years worth of training data from a bunch of…

Can you be sued for causing a group ride crash?

You’re out on your regular morning bunch ride, surrounded by dozens of other riders; some…

Temperature doping: Are there optimal conditions for indoor training?

More riders than ever have turned to indoor training in recent months as the world…

Ten things we wish we knew when we started riding

There's always an upside to pretty much anything. And for these crazy times that we…

When mandatory helmet laws go wrong

Mandatory helmet laws are controversial at the best of times. Even the words “mandatory helmet…

A more realistic indoor ride: How to build a rocker plate for your trainer

If you've done any amount of riding on an indoor trainer you'll know there are…

7 mobility exercises to improve your cycling performance

In this post we look at how you can improve your cycling performance with seven…