Coaching

Tramadol

Medical Opinion: Advice to amateur riders on Tramadol and “finish bottles”

Dr Conor McGrane, left, explains what the painkiller Tramadol does... Read more...

Core blimey

Video: Simple tricks to strengthen your core and up your power this winter

Ever wondered exactly where your core muscles are? Well, wonder... Read more...

Winter

Video: 10 ways to improve your fitness before end of the year

Even if you don’t change the number of hours you... Read more...

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Video: 27 steps to being a road cyclist; recognise yourself in here?

We all think we’re great (and we are). But take... Read more...

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Coaching: The strong case for strength and conditioning for cyclists

Keeping your form is vital with strength and conditioning training... Read more...

hills

Video: Improve your climbing (right now) on short steep hills

Most riders hate climbing, especially short sharp hills. But there... Read more...

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Coaching: It’s time to assess your weekend group rides. Here’s why

Group training rides are the cornerstone of cycling, especially in... Read more...

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Video: Dressing smart on the bike for Irish winter training

Plenty of layering and having the know-how and confidence to... Read more...

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Video: Training to improve your power with micro intervals

Here’s some great ways to improve you power within your... Read more...

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Coaching: 8-step winter plan for all set to race A4 next year

If you are planning to race A4 next year, you... Read more...

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The immense power outputs of some of Europe’s best U23 riders

The power generated by the best riders in the recent... Read more...

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Coaching: How to cut out all junk miles and improve much faster

Don’t judge a spin by its average speed. And don’t... Read more...

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Video: Tinfoil for your feet, and 9 other top tips for winter riding

All top riders have picked up plenty of great tips... Read more...

Weights

Coaching: Best winter training for cyclists (not involving a bike)

It’s winter time in Ireland. Apart from cyclocross there’s not much happening to keep sportive and racing cyclists occupied and motivated. Going out in the evenings in the dark is difficult, dangerous and demoralising. Read more...

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5 biggest winter training mistakes this coach sees repeatedly

Whether training alone or in a group, for racing, sportives... Read more...

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