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  • The art of tapering The experts at Wattbike are here to offer some advice on what tapering is, why you need it and how to do it...
  • Ride Like a Pro Some of Britain’s greatest cyclists – from Mark Cavendish to Nicole Cooke – share their top tips on how to become a better cyclist...
  • Your Best Season Ever Fitter, further, faster…follow our experts’ advice and make 2015 your most successful year of cycling ever
  • Build a better core Improving flexibility and strengthening your core will help you to improve your cycling...
  • Take Bends Faster Avoid losing time, and potentially skin, by improving your approach to cornering...
  • Build a better base Our friends at Wattbike have put together a training plan to help you to start building a better base today…
  • Arrive in style Before you even turn a pedal, getting to an event can stress you out – but not if you follow our event-day car strategy...
  • Improve your climbing Whether you're about to enjoy a leisurely weekend ride or you’re training for a 100-mile sportive, sooner or later you’ll need to get up and over a hill...
  • Ride Abroad Going on a cycling holiday is great fun, but how easy is it to organise? Here's what you need to consider to make a success of cycling away from home…
  • Perform like a pro If you’ve always wondered whether you could sprint for the line like Cav, or fly up mountains like Froome, take a test to find your power output...
  • Survive long climbs Follow these five top tips on how to master massive ascents from Welsh Cycling’s head coach Darren Tudor…
  • How to pack your pockets Before you ride, giving some thought to what you’re most likely to need out on the road will make it easier to find stuff once you’re on the move…
  • Get more out of hill repeats They’ll never be fun, so if you’re going to include hill reps in your training, then follow these four steps to make sure you get the most out of them...
  • Stephen Roche’s training tips Stephen Roche became only the second cyclist ever to win the Triple Crown of Victories in the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the world road race championship in a single year...
  • How to ride around horses If you train regularly on quiet country lanes, chances are that, before long, you’ll encounter horses and riders on your travels...
  • Go-faster Tips Cycling is all in the legs, they say, but there are a few other areas you can work on if you want to ride faster this summer, including these three cores moves...
  • 10 Top Sportive Tips Whether you’re planning to tackle the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 this summer or another significant sportive, these 10 essential tips will help you to make the most of the ride…
  • Bright and early bicycling Last week we looked at how to make the most of the extra hours of daylight in the evening at this time of year...
  • Make long evenings count Instead of spending the longer evenings in your local pub’s beer garden, use the extra daylight hours to improve your cycling. Here’s how…
  • Get ready for an early season sportive If the recent clement weather has awakened your desire to get your sportive season underway, check out these smart ways to ready yourself for the challenge that lies ahead…
  • Train to gain If you’re targeting a century this summer, you may be starting to think ‘Am I training enough?’ or even ‘Perhaps I should start training this week!’
  • In the Zone When you have a big challenge ahead, it’s a good idea to test your fitness and set goals before you start training so you can keep track of your progress...
  • How to Draft Drafting saves energy and gives you an extra edge, whether that’s for riding a 100-mile sportive faster or winning the sprint in a road race...
  • Train with power Wattbike aims to get you to the start line of your next big cycling challenge in the best shape possible so you can really enjoy and excel on the big day...
  • Trip Advisor Check out these ideas on how to make the most of a bike-based holiday…
  • Fun up your ride! If your riding feels more like a wet weekend in a tent than a sunny getaway on a tropical island, it’s time to shake things up a little. Here’s how…
  • Cycle Smarter The growth of our sport means there are more cyclists on the roads than ever before, so we asked British Cycling to put together some smart ideas on how to stay safe and cycle sensibly every time you head out...
  • Check Your Position Before you bump up your training miles, it’s a good idea to check that your bike’s a good fit....
  • Up the Creak? If strange sounds are emanating from your bike, it’s time to fix them...
  • Free Speed Ten steps to becoming a faster rider - for free...
  • Coach Class Investing in a cycling and fitness expert to guide and motivate your training...
  • No Hills? No Problem... Going up hills is an unavoidable part of riding, but if you don’t live at the foot of a mountain, how can you improve?
  • Find Your Focus Three top tips for blocking out distractions so that you can hone your focus and become a better cyclist....
  • Clever Commuting We asked the people of London for their crease-free commuting tips. Here are four of the best suggestions…
  • Pedalling Perfection A smooth, efficient pedal stroke is so important to cycling performance. Find out more here...
  • Descend like a Pro Exhilarating descents are cycling’s way of saying a big thank you for the climbs...
  • Spring into Action Make the most of all that hard training and be warmed up and ready to go from the start...
  • Sportive training basics The experts at Wattbike reckon the basics of training for a sportive can be summarised in three easy steps...
  • Breathe Better For endurance, aerobic exercise your muscles need oxygen to burn fuel, and deep breathing is the most efficient way to get it...
  • Develop good cycling habits We asked Wattbike’s expert coaching team to give us some tips on how to make the most out of the months leading into the 2016 season...
  • How to ride into autumn Now that summer has faded into autumn, we’ve put together some smart kit ideas to keep you cosy as you face the elements…
  • Packing for a training ride Team GB’s Dani King runs through her pre-ride packing essentials to help you maximise your performance on the bike when training...
  • Ride with a novice Learn how to spread the joy of cycling with a novice and you’ll soon recruit more biking buddies for your future rides…
  • Ride for recovery Prepare your body for training tomorrow and follow our post-race recovery rides to prime yourself for your next ride
  • Crash like a pro Falling off your bike can be grim, so learn how to avoid serious injury if you unfortunately take a tumble
  • Rules of the Road We’ve teamed up with Continental Tyres – our Official Safety Partner – to give you some simple rules to follow on the big day
  • Love Where You Ride Help us to respect the communities and environment where our events take place by playing your part in our Love Where You Ride campaign