Cycling advice

Cycling advice

What's not to love about riding a bike? It's economical, good for your health and the environment, a fun way to explore, and much more besides. Whether you ride on or off the road, for fun or competitively, you'll find relevant expert advice via the links below.


Beginners cyclingBeginners
Assessing your fitness, getting to grips with the basics, planning a ride and cycling as a family are all covered in this section.
Cycling kitClothing and equipment
A roadworthy bike and a helmet are top of the list for what's required, but there's no need to be daunted when starting out - find out more via the links below.
Clothing Cycling equipment
Cycling maintenanceFinding a bike - and looking after it
From finding the right size of bike to mending a puncture, here are the essential. Plus in-depth expert tips on cycle maintenance.
Components of a bike Looking after your bike


Cycling trainingTraining for cycling
Get tips from the pros on everything from climbing to endurance, riding at different times of year and even training at altitude.
Training advice
Water bottleWays to improve
Better nutrition and hydration allows you to ride more comfortably for longer - and working on your bike position can help avoid injuries.
Nutrition tips Avoiding injury


Road cyclingOn the road
Road bikes are generally lighter and more aerodynamic - learn all about them in this section as well as skills such as riding as part of a group.
Road cycling
Off-road cyclingOff-road
Getting away from traffic and into the countryside is a great escape - see what skills you'll need for mountain biking and cyclo-cross with our guides.
Mountain biking Cyclo-cross
Women's cyclingSpecialist advice
From female-specific issues to consider when choosing a bike through to cycling when pregnant,  check out this section.
Women's cycling

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