Bike

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

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  (1)

Turbo training: 6 benefits 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

Strength training for cycling: 6 key exercises

Build strength across your frame so you’re able to better use your core and upper body to control your bike during long rides and your legs to push harder during every pedal stroke…
02 December 2016 at 10:12

Mountain biking benefits for triathletes

Winter is the perfect time of year to take your bike off-road. Andy Wadsworth shows you why mountain biking offers invaluable training benefits for triathletes.


25 November 2016 at 12:00

Turbo Training for Triathletes

Rick Kiddle extols the virtues of indoor training to beat the winter blues. He shows you how to create a programme tailored to you and stay motivated
18 October 2016 at 14:00

Ultimate Bricks: Swim to Bike

Smoothly segueing from discipline to discipline is key to tri success. Tim Heming gives you 10 brick sets you need for more race speed...


18 October 2016 at 10:18  (2)

How to use your gears to improve cycling technique & strength

Bike gears aren’t just for increasing speed or getting up hills – overgearing and undergearing can also be used as training aids. Mark McKay explains…
22 September 2016 at 09:22

Best heart rate training zones for cycling

How to use heart rate monitoring and zones to improve your cycling speed and fitness
14 September 2016 at 11:52

Should you trust your bike power meter?

Know what your power output should be for an Ironman bike leg, but worried this doesn't allow for fitness/injury issues and wondering whether to trust the power meter on race-day or should you should back off if you are not feeling comfortable? Joe Beer has some advice
22 August 2016 at 11:29

Bike training: turbo vs road cycling

Nik Cook discusses the advantages of a turbo trainer verses cycling out on the road, and finds both can help your triathlon training but nothing beats being out on the road...
29 July 2016 at 11:39  (2)