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Who trains harder: male or female pro cyclists?

Say you had access to several years worth of training data from a bunch of male and female pro road cyclists. And say you went through an...

What does a world champion's training look like?

We've followed Kate Courtney's journey of an XC mountain biker from an aspiring U23 all the way to her Elite World Champion title in Swit...

Full frontal: How the Sufferfest's 4D power profile can make you faster

Honestly, we didn’t know what to expect. We just knew it would hurt. In this case, “it” was a fitness test called Full Frontal, so named ...

Rituals, not resolutions: Chasing those 1% improvements

Being an athlete is a constant exercise in optimization. For cyclists, the time to set new goals and establish better routines usually co...

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...

11 mistakes that self-trained cyclists make

Those of you that have followed CyclingTips since the early days will know that the site started as a way for Wade Wallace to share his d...

Terrain Dynamics AIRhub outdoor trainer review

Terrain Dynamics is an Australian company built around an invention called the AIRhub, a programmable front wheel hub that is designed to...

Finding your fight: The mental side of bike racing

American Kate Courtney graduated from Stanford University in June 2017 with a bachelor's degree in human biology. A month later, she won ...

Mick Rogers on how to prepare for an individual time trial: Part II: Warm-up and recovery

Mick Rogers is a three-time world time trial champion, multiple-time Giro and Tour de France stage winner, Olympic medalist and much more...

“Ah crap, I forgot to charge my sunglasses!" The Oakley Radar Pace reviewed

“Ah crap, I forgot to charge my sunglasses!” This is not a sentence I ever thought I’d be uttering but then I started training with Oakle...

Loren Rowney on depression: 'Maybe if I talk about it, other people will too'

For once I am not going to be the procrastinator I always am. The person that is always thinking, saying, and swearing they will do thing...

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...

The off season is calling but first we gotta “work work work work” for those stripes

As the season begins to draw to a close, I find that I’m reaching some of the hardest weeks of the year. I can almost smell the hamburger...

'Time to suck it up, Princess': Loren Rowney on dealing with post-tour depression and disappointment

Post Tour Depression. It’s a thing, at least for me. When you’ve been on the road for a while, you become this walking, talking robot, re...

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 ...

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 ...

The Olympic Dream that may never come true

I had a sobering moment yesterday that I may never realise my Olympic Dream. I know I'm not alone on this one. The Olympic buzz is everyw...

Emotion into execution: my path to resilience

I’m sitting here trying to study for Uni, not getting far, because all I can think about right now is how much I want to be racing instea...

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...

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 ...