Bike

What are the benefits of training on a single speed road bike?

Wondering what the advantages and pitfalls of training on a fixed-gear road bike, and whether there's anything in particular you should be mindful of? Rob Banino explains the pros and cons
20 November 2017 at 08:59

What is VAM (Velocità Ascensionale Media) in cycling?

VAM is a term coined by controversial Italian coach Dr Michele Ferrari that’s used to compare cyclists’ climbing performances. It stands for Velocità Ascensionale Media, which translates to average ascent speed – or vertical ascent in metres per hour.
03 November 2017 at 11:24

Key bike training sessions that simulate hills and climbing

Got a hilly Ironman scheduled but don't have any hills nearby to train on? Six time Ironman World Champ Dave Scott shares some key hill-free bike sessions to help you conquer the climbs
30 October 2017 at 09:51

What's the best bike cadence for Ironman?

When racing Ironman, what’s best – high or low cadence? Joe Friel prescribes your peak rpm
23 October 2017 at 13:27

Cycling on rollers: how to do it and their training benefits

Now autumn's here and the weather's turning Joe Beer explains the benefits of training indoors on rollers
02 October 2017 at 10:59

Cycling: how to corner fast and smoothly

Being able to corner well means a higher overall average speed and, because you don’t have to accelerate so much out of bends to get back up to speed, less energy is expended
28 September 2017 at 08:59

How often should triathletes do bike threshold training?

Andy Blow explains how often you should train on the bike at threshold and why it is important to not overdo it
22 September 2017 at 10:00

What's the difference between average power and normalised power on the bike?

Rob Banino explains how average and normalised power differ and why it's normalised power you want to monitor
22 September 2017 at 10:00  (2)

Cycling: how to ride downhill fast and safely

No matter how strong you are at riding uphill, if you’re descending skills aren’t up to scratch, you’re giving away free speed. Here’s how to get down safely at speed
21 September 2017 at 09:27

Riding aero: how to improve your aerodynamics on the bike leg

An aero cockpit is one of the best ways to improve your bike split but it’s not quite as simple as clipping on some aerobars one day and going faster the next. Here’s what you should be doing if you want to improve your aero riding
12 September 2017 at 09:54

Racing strategy: should you pedal or coast when cycling downhill?

Getting your pacing right for every element of long-distance is key. Joe Friel explains why pacing on the downhill sections of the bike leg shouldn’t be ignored.
11 September 2017 at 14:22

How to get more comfortable in the aero position on the bike

Do you struggle to maintain the aero position on the bike? Joe Beer explains three ways you can help improve your comfort
01 September 2017 at 14:12

Why you should go for a bike ride the day before your race

Should you go for a bike ride the day before your triathlon? Yes says Nik Cook as it will get your legs ready for racing
16 August 2017 at 13:01

Cycling up hills: when you should sit and when you should stand

Staying seated is the norm but out of the saddle will pay dividends when the gradient rises says Mark McKay
03 July 2017 at 13:34

Turbo training: 6 benefts of the turbo

Don't pack the turbo away during the summer months says Matt Sanderson, co-founder of Triathlon Coaching UK. Here are his top 6 advantages the turbo trainer offers all year round
23 June 2017 at 11:39

Turbo training: how to avoid making 9 common mistakes

Matt Sanderson, co-founder of Triathlon Coaching UK, explains how to avoid 9 common mistakes triathletes often make when turbo training....
03 May 2017 at 12:33

Draft-legal racing: how to overtake in a slipstream

Got a draft-legal triathlon coming up and worried about riding and overtaking in a pack? We explain the three safe ways to switch between pacemakers
17 March 2017 at 10:22

3 turbo training sessions

While the weather's still a bit cold for evening riding, Nik Cook gives you a few turbo sessions to keep you going until summer...
14 March 2017 at 11:00

How to pace the bike leg and use your gears effectively

Mastering your gears and pacing is key to not only a fast bike, but a strong run, too. Pete Bonfield’s got all the techniques you’ll need to improve your ride…
10 February 2017 at 09:57

Turbo session: long, steady film ride

Take out the monotony with this variation on a drinking game
03 January 2017 at 15:00