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Coming home: How to deal with the post-adventure blues

For those of us with an adventurous streak, there can be few things more exciting that setting off on a new expedition. Exploring the wor...

Suit up: why you should brave the weather and ride outside

Most of us probably spend our days in an office somewhere indoors and in front of a computer screen. There's eight, nine, ten hours of th...

Getting comfortable: what's a bike fit and should I get one?

What’s the first thing you do when you’re getting ready to drive a car that isn’t yours –be it a rental car or that of a friend’s? You mo...

The 'Tips' in CyclingTips

When we founded CyclingTips in 2008, we set out to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and...

Four things roadies can learn from mountain bikers

I recently joined a group of highly skilled mountain bikers on a trip to Sedona –a mountain biking paradise in the Arizona dessert. From ...

The good and the bad of having a partner who shares your love of cycling

Forget chocolates, flowers and cheesy cards. Here at Ella our true love is cycling and even the most beautiful bouquet of flowers cannot ...

New year's resolutions and how to keep them

Riding on new year's day, I asked the bunch what their new year's resolutions were. Answers ranged from "I don't do resolutions" to "my r...

How to embrace riding in the rain

While summer is about to start in Australia,  those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are digging out our warmest winter riding apparel. D...

Five tips for riding your road bike on dirt and gravel

It's nearly time for the CyclingTips Giro Della Donna, which means tackling a bit of dirt and gravel on our road bikes. In case you need ...

Magpie Mitigation

Spring has well and truly arrived in Australia with cyclists around the country ducking their first magpie swoops of the season. That mea...

Lycra repair tips

Whether you've crashed, got snagged by a branch on the trail or the washing machine ate your favourite bibs, you'll learn that lycra —des...

Summer is here: tips to keep your cool

Summer has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere. As have all the good things that come with it: sunny, warm rides and cold post-...

Do try this at home: Excalibur sprints to increase speed and power

After his initial post on becoming a better sprinter (like his fiancé Dani King!), coach Matt Rowe was keen to share another speed drill ...

What I know now that I wish I knew then...

You know that tips section on the homepage just below the featured stories and newsletter sign up? Well, that section is populated by res...

Top five apps to improve your training

These days there are applications ('apps') for everything. Apps to style your boyfriend because he dresses like he's stuck in the eighth ...

How to become a faster sprinter

British track and road cyclists Danielle "Dani" King (Wiggle High5) is showing good form on the road this season. She kicked off her road...

Life inside Wanda, the Orica-AIS camper

I always used to wonder what went on inside those big, shiny, team buses with the blackened out windows. Where the riders are tucked away...

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 ...

Tips and tricks for buying your first used bike

Between the rise in bike commuting, the hipster trend of riding vintage steel bikes and the re-use and recycle movement, there is a huge ...

10 ways to make sure someone won’t ride with you ever again

For those of us who have fallen in love with cycling, there is nothing better than sharing the joy of riding with your friends and loved ...

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 ...