Sunday, February 28, 2016

Top 10 Cycling Mistakes And How To Avoid Them



Make cycling easier by avoiding these 10 common mistakes!

Cycling is a great sport, and, we (and we hope you!) absolutely love it. But, one of the things that makes it great is that, as a cyclist, you're always learning new things. Here are a few of the mistakes that we've all made, and, how to avoid them.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

How Hard Are Your Tyres? Tyre Pressures Of The Pro Peloton | Dubai Tour 2016



How much pressure do the best cyclists in the world run in their tyres?

Tyre pressure determines grip, road feel, and comfort. This makes it quite a big deal. Dan was pretty surprised when he saw the high pressures that some of the pros were using at the 2016 Dubai Tour, so he investigated further to find out the ultimate 'pro' tyre pressure. The answers are quite surprising.

Monday, February 22, 2016

2016 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad & Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne: 5 Riders to Watch



Five riders to watch for the opening weekend of the cobbled Classics, with Omloop Het Nieuswsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.

Friday, February 19, 2016

5 Ways To Make You A Better Cyclist



Here are 5 ways to become a better cyclist...

There are several ways to get better at riding your bike; from working on your skills, to training more, to training for specific efforts, it'll all help you to get more from cycling.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

How To Come Back From Injury – GCN's Guide To Returning To Cycling After An Injury



Come back from injury with the help of the tips in this video.

Returning to the sport after injury isn't easy. It's a long road, with frustration and setbacks. But, getting back on your bike is the reward. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

High Carb Vs Low Carb – What Is The Best Way To Fuel For Cycling?



What is the best way to fuel for cycling and endurance sports?

Exactly how should you fuel if you want to perform as well as possible on your bike? High carb? Low carb? Or, possibly some other diet?

The fact is that endurance athletes do run on fuel in the form of carbohydrates, but, there are still plenty of different approaches out there.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

What Has Changed The Most In Pro Cycling? | Dubai Tour 2016



We spoke to some of the veterans of the pro peloton to find out how much pro cycling has changed over the last few years.

Races, courses, kit, bikes and competitors; pro cycling is a sport that can change a lot, even in just a year. We got thinking; how has the sport changed over the last decade or so for some of the most experienced riders in the pro peloton – some of whom started there professional careers in the early-2000s.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

3 Workouts That Will Improve Your Climbing Ability | Cycling Training



Climb even faster with the help of the three pro training sessions in this video.

Riding uphill is something that we all want to get better at. And, in a way, it's one of the easiest things to improve. Although you can get much better at climbing by just riding up hills, if you want to make big improvements, you'll need to work on some specific sessions, like the three outlined in this video.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

How To Fit A Bike Helmet - Giro



When choosing a helmet, proper fit is essential to ensure comfort and performance. Get the right fit in five easy steps: measure, try, adjust, check, and ride. A helmet must fit right and be worn properly in order to be effective, so take the time to ensure you have the best fit. If you are unsure that the fit is correct, or if you have questions about the features or condition of your helmet, ask your retailer for assistance or contact us directly or more information.

Monday, February 1, 2016

What Is 'Mechanical Doping'?



What is mechanical doping? IS it really possible to bring a motorbike to a bike race? In light of events at the world championship, we find out.

At the cyclocross world championships in Zolder, Belgium, a rider was – for the first time ever – caught with a motor in their bike.

There have been rumours about this for years, but this is the first time that we've actually seen or heard of hard evidence and a rider getting caught.