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Alison Powers launches amateur racing team with a new approach

Alison Powers, the retired multi-discipline American national champion and cycling coach, has launched a women's amateur cycling team wit...

Is my gear selection right? Ask Ella

In the bike shop I would at times have ladies coming in and looking at the drop bars with trepidation. Quite often after explaining how t...

How to recover after hitting the deck

Crashing hurts. And unfortunately it's a part of cycling. And while broken skin is easily patched up and covered, the next day your bruis...

Minimal time, maximum reward: two 45-minute interval sessions to fit into your busy life

Summer is here. The weather is good, the days are long and we’re itching to ride our bikes. However, summer also means there is a lot of ...

30 years of the Redlands Bicycle Classic: Pro riders recall their favorite memories

The Redlands Bicycle Classic is one of the longest continuous running professional stage races in the United States. The 32nd edition wil...

How to sleep well after a hard training session

We received the following question for #AskALP on twitter: "@ellacyclingtips Pls help me sleep better after I ride in your #weeklywisdom ...

Ride like Evie: tips for racing against the clock

Time trials: a moment of truth and arguably the purest form of cycling. One human against the clock attempting to pedal their bikes as fa...

What is the ideal cadence?

Riding a bike is different from other endurance sports. When we ride a bike, we have the ability to change gears and to choose a cadence ...

How long should I wait before doing another hard workout?

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Team tactics 101

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Back to basics: work on your skills and weaknesses

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

New year's resolutions and how to stick to them

Some people believe in setting new year’s resolution, others think it isn’t a very good idea because after just a few weeks things often ...

Plan to succeed in 2017

How do I set goals? "Fail to plan and you plan to fail." This saying has more importance than you realise. In order to be successful at a...

5 tips to avoid getting dropped

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Winter season is flu season, and cyclists are not immune

Winter  season is also flu season, and getting sick is always a setback in training. It takes time and energy to recover from a cold or f...

Watch your posture for strong, pain-free riding

While most of us do spend the time to get a proper bike fit, I’m finding that too little attention is spent on how we sit on our bikes. D...

Ask ALP: Why am I so sore two days after a big effort?

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Get the most of your training: stop coasting and soft pedaling

With work, family and other commitment, most of us are limited to 8 to 12 hours of training time per week. To get the most out of limited...

How to find a cycling coach

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Five lessons learned at the US Pro Challenge by a first-time sports director

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Ask ALP: I'm feeling a little burnt out. How do I stay motivated?

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...