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Where to Ride Road

Cycling up Mont Ventoux and around the hills of Provence

Our writer went climbing - and got more than she bargained for (in the form of a big diamond!)

Cycling up Mont Ventoux and around the hills of Provence
Travel

Cycling London To Cape: One Reader's 20,000km Journey

Contributor Emily Conrad-Pickles is riding 20,000 km to raise money for World Bicycle Relief. Here's a portion of her journey.

Cycling London To Cape: The Turkey Leg of One Reader's 20,000km Journey
Mums' Corner

On test: Isla Beinn Reviewed

Our ten year old tester loved the lightweight ride - here's a breakdown of what made this an excellent early experience.

On test: Isla Beinn Reviewed
Lifestyle

Balint Hamvas: Women's Racing has got stronger, faster, more professional

We spoke to the photographer who has been capturing road and cyclocross racing all year.

Balint Hamvas: Women's Racing has got stronger, faster, more professional
Lifestyle

Anna Buick's Journey: Cyclocross Racer, Hospital Bed, Learning to Walk & Back Again

We spoke to Anna Buick, a cyclocross racer since the age of 15, to find out how she recovered from a life changing injury.

Anna Buick's Journey: Cyclocross Racer, Hospital Bed, Learning to Walk & Back Again
Where to Ride Road

Your Next Cycling Holiday Sorted: Climbing in the Pyrénées

We explored some of the most stunning climbs in cycling - here's why you should visit.

Your Next Cycling Holiday Sorted: Climbing in the Pyrénées
Lifestyle

Isla Rowntree: Building a Business in Children's Bikes

We asked the Islabikes founder for her advice on choosing children's bikes, and had a good natter about gender sterogyping

Isla Rowntree: Building a Business in Children's Bikes
Road Cycling Events

La Course 2015: Fortitude and Phenomenal Racing from the Female Peloton

This year's La Course was made tough by torrential conditions - but the women of the pro peloton used that to show their strength.

La Course 2015: Fortitude and Phenomenal Racing from the Female Peloton
Training & Nutrition

Ask The Experts: Should Athletes Eat High Carbohydrate or High Protein Diets?

We spoke to nutritionist Liz Tucker and double Olympic Gold medalist Ed Clancy, to find out what they advised...

Ask The Experts: Should Athletes Eat High Carbohydrate or High Protein Diets?
Lifestyle

Interview: Adventurer Rickie Cotter Talks Freedom, and Almost Snorting Energy Powder

We spoke to Ricki Cotter, bikepacker and National MTB 24hr Champion, about her experiences along the long and winding road to adventure.

Interview: Adventurer Rickie Cotter Talks Freedom, and Almost Snorting Energy Powder
Lifestyle

#LikeAGirl: Why Feminism Has Nothing to do With Hating Men

Why does a fight for equality always become a playground game of "us" vs "them"?

#LikeAGirl: Why Feminism Has Nothing to do With Hating Men
Lifestyle

Rapha's New Women's Range is Bigger and Better than Ever

Get your credit card ready, there are just too many lust-worthy items here to avoid temptation

Rapha's New Women's Range is Bigger and Better than Ever
MTB

Review: Zimtstern Safia Women’s Short Sleeve Jersey

Debbie tests the Zimtstern Safia Jersey, ideal for big mountain days, bike parks and enduro events.

Review: Zimtstern Safia Women’s Short Sleeve Jersey
Lifestyle

Double Century on a Fat Bike: 9-Year-Old Prepares for Charity Challenge

Ruby is back and preparing for an even bigger, fatter challenge - we chatted to her about her newest adventure.

Double Century on a Fat Bike: 9-Year-Old Prepares for Charity Challenge
Commuting

Review: DZR Link Charcoal SPD Shoes

These DZR Link shoes have come to rescue urban cyclists in style.

Review: DZR Link Charcoal SPD Shoes
Road Cycling

A Day in the Team Car with Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International

Here's what goes on in the team car behind a stage of the Women's Tour.

A Day in the Team Car with Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
Commuting

Review: Levis Women's Commuter Windbreaker and Skinny Jean

The ultimate clothing collection for style conscious city cyclists, we reviewed the Levis Women's Commuter Line.

Review: Levis Women's Commuter Windbreaker and Skinny Jean
Lifestyle

A Day Inside Wiggle Honda HQ

We spent a day with the team, eating, riding, and chatting... here's what we found.

A Day Inside Wiggle Honda HQ
Where to Ride MTB

Where to Ride: Mountain Biking in Ibiza

Emma Cooke hits up Ibiza for some sun, sea and switchbacks!

Where to Ride: Mountain Biking in Ibiza
Road Cycling Events

Calm Before the Storm: Race Prep With Helen Wyman and Matrix Pro Cycling

We stood by whilst Helen Wyman and development rider Lucy Shaw got ready for a town centre crit. Here's how the pros warm up....

Calm Before the Storm: Race Prep With Helen Wyman and Matrix Pro Cycling
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