Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

How To Sprint Like Mark Cavendish – Cav's Top 5 Sprinting Tips

Mark Cavendish – possibly the greatest sprinter of all time – took some time out from his busy schedule to share his top sprinting tips.

Want to improve your sprinting? Check out this video.

Mark Cavendish has, to date, over 130 pro wins to his name including a world title, stages in all three Grand Tours and victory in Milan-San Remo. So, there is no-one better to bring you up to speed on sprinting.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

How Not To 'Hit The Wall' Or 'Bonk' – GCN's Guide To Fuelling While Cycling

Bonking, hitting the wall, or, simply, running out of energy is a formative experience for many cyclists. Once you've done it once, you'll never want to repeat that experience of feeling absolutely drained and unable to carry on. Not bonking over short periods of time is actually quite simple – you just need to eat. But, if you're out for longer rides, that's when you'll need to explore some more advanced strategies. Here's our guide...

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Making of Giro's Synthe MIPS

The Synthe MIPS is the most advanced cycling helmet Giro has ever created. From its feathery light weight and striking aerodynamic design, to the latest developments in head protection, the Synthe MIPS is a step forward in cycling helmets. In order to understand how we can make a helmet that’s as fast, light and cool as the Synthe MIPS, this video lets you take a look at the process required to create it.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

2016 Milan-San Remo: 10 Riders to Watch

Defending champion John Degenkolb is injured and unable to race but the competition for victory will still be fierce. We've picked 10 riders to watch at the 2016 Milan-San Remo.

Monday, March 14, 2016

How Much Faster Are Modern Bikes? | Retro Vs Modern

How much faster is a brand new Orbea Orca M Limited than Pedro Delgado's 1985 Vuelta winning Orbea?

Bike tech, frame materials, training techniques, cycling shoes, and the kit that we wear have all moved on significantly in the last 30 years. But, the fact is that, despite this, the legends of cycling were – and in many cases still are all these years later – really, really fast.

So, we were wondering: How much faster would our very own, thoroughly modern, Simon Richardson be on the new Orbea compared to Delgado's..?

We set off for a top secret 5.7km test track in the stunning Basque Country to find out. Why the Basque Country? Well, where else would you test Pedro Delgado's Orbea?!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Top 10 Facts About The Cobbled Classics

How well do YOU know races like the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix?

For some riders and fans, March and early April is the best time of the year from a cycling point of view. This is when some of the most brutal one day races take place, unified by one common factor: cobblestones. These races, held in Belgium and Northern France, are often raced in cold, wet weather, and as a result it's often the grittiest riders that come out on top. Matt takes you through 10 facts you might not have known about these iconic races.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Best Place In The World To Ride A Bike – GCN Asks The Pro Peloton

Where is the best place in the world to ride a bike? Dan asked the pro peloton to find out.

Looking for your next training camp or cycling trip? Dan asked the pro peloton their ideal bike riding destinations.

The answer? It seems that, for many, there's no place quite like home...

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Top 5 Cycling Training Hacks – Take Your Cycling To The Next Level!

Find out how to hack your training and get fit quick!

Cycling is an endurance sport, and, ultimately, there are no shortcuts: if you want to get faster, you're going to need to train more or improve the quality of your training.

The good news is that there are plenty of ways to make your training time work harder for you, and, there are a few cunning ways to get more training time in.