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How to use training software to hit peak form

<b>We take a detailed look at the performance metrics available to amateur cyclists and help you establish how to use training software to get faster</b><p>If …

Project Management

Swim-Based Endurance for All Athletes

<i>EDITOR'S NOTE: The Breaking Muscle Swimming Workouts are programmed by Jake Shoemaker, an elite athlete in his own right and highly experienced</i> …

This stem-integrated computer might be the smartest cycling computer yet (video)

Cycling used to be a pretty simple pursuit, but for most of us it’s now hard to leave the house without numerous gadgets and gizmos. This means …

Jeremy Corbyn is good for politics - even if he loses in 2020

I'm not convinced Jeremy Corbyn can win in 2020. But I am convinced he'll change Britain - and Labour - for the better.<p>Okay, let’s start with my …

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How to make your own recovery bars (videos)

The recovery window is one of the most important aspects of cycling performance. It’s here where you will rebuild damaged muscle tissue, refill empty …

The 7 Myths of Swimming for Triathlon

<i>The Coaching Squad in Action. St. Moritz, Switzerland.</i><p><b>1) The 6-Beat Kick</b><p>A 6-beat technique is not a fundamental of swimming fast.<p>This is even more …

Man Started With An Empty Van, But When He Opens The Back Door You'll Be Amazed

There's perhaps no feeling more freeing than that of living life out on the open road. Though often synonymous with less-than-desirable living …

Why leaving hair on your legs could help you go faster

Exclusive on-line retailer Mr Porter and top end gym Equinox are collaborating to host a series of Q&A sessions celebrating cycling, fitness and …

George Osborne tells Jeremy Corbyn: ‘You listen to the few. We’ll govern for the many’

George Osborne has branded the Tories the “only true party of labour”, pledging to “govern for the many” in his keynote speech to the Conservative …

George Osborne

Bullingdon Club: Five Facts About The Super-Rich, Elite Oxford University Drinking Club

The Bullingdon Club has a 'rich' history, spanning more than 200 years. Yet it has recently become notorious for very wealthy students from Oxford …

6 Ways to Tell If a Viral Story Is a Hoax

“And so it begins … ISIS flag among refugees in Germany fighting the police,” blared the headline on the Conservative <i>Post</i>; “with this new leaked …

SRAM Red eTap: Why It’s A Triathlon Game-Changer

With the recent debut of their new wireless shifting, SRAM has created quite a buzz in both the cycling and triathlon worlds. Many have said that …

Cleats explained: How to set them up correctly

There are two basic things to sort out when it comes to setting up your cleats – the angle of the cleat on the sole of your shoe and the fore-aft …

Pro swimmer Katie Ledecky’s three steps to better swim efficiency

<b>At the FINA World Championships this August, 18-year-old Katie Ledecky became the first swimmer ever to win the 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1,500m</b> …

What to do (and what not to do) after every bike ride (video)

Recovery is a vital part of training. Without adequate recovery you won’t improve your fitness at the rate you’d expect and you can feel sluggish the …

Cycling

How to teach your child to ride a bike in 45-minutes

If you’re preparing to teach your child to ride a bike, then it’s likely you’ll have questions. With few adults able to remember the exact steps …

Bicycle Helmets

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Extreme Sports

Amazing Places You Can Stay Around The World For Less Than $50 A Night

You live to travel. But damn, it's expensive. And since you'll probably bust your budget on overpriced airfare and some kind of Fiat rental, that doesn't leave much to spare for a killer suite.<p>Thankfully, there are places all around the world you can stay for about $50 a night. We've rounded up the …

'Goonies house' closes to visitors

Weary owner says she has had enough of hundreds of fans making pilgrimage to setting of classic adventure film<p>The white clapboard house on a hill is instantly familiar to fans of the 1985 children's film The Goonies.<p>Every day hundreds flocked to the sleepy seaside town of of Astoria, Oregon, for a …

Kids Movies

Cosy becomes cool: five great cabins to rent in the UK

Tiny houses are big news. Last weekend Colorado Springs hosted the first ever Tiny House Jamboree where speakers included builders, authors and outdoor enthusiasts who have downsized their lives by swapping a traditional home for a small dwelling. The event builds on the momentum among a community …

Outdoors

How much time does drafting save when swimming?

<b>Wondering how much time you can save by drafting off another swimmer? Multisport coach and Ironman veteran Mark Kleanthous explains what’s in it for</b> …

Henley Regatta rowers oars melt under heatwave conditions

An oar belonging to King's School Canterbury's rowing team appears to have melted in the intense heat during their opening race<p>The heatwave enjoyed by much of Britain appears to have claimed more victims than just Wimbledon ballboys and scorched commuters.<p>One of the oars of King's School …

Can the Specialized Venge ViAS really save 5 minutes over 40km?

I’m sometimes told that I’m a marketer’s worst nightmare and don’t buy into technical claims or emotional techniques. So when Specialized claimed …

Setup

Ask a Mechanic: Converting a road bike to a TT setup

Art’s Cyclery outlines the options for making your bike setup more aero, from the most cost effective to more expensive methodsThe post Ask a …

How Cycling Makes You Smarter and Happier

It's no secret that cycling makes you fitter. Research shows that it also sharpens your thinking and melts away stress. Here's how to maximize the cognitive benefits cycling.<p>Every morning Canadian neuroscientist Brian Christie, PhD, gives his brain an extra boost. We're not talking about tossing …

Lightweight vs aero, which is best?

Writing bike reviews used to be very simple. For decades — probably most of 100 years — you could earnestly discuss stiffness, vibration damping or …

Cycling

Top 10 Mac keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Mastering a few crucial Mac keyboard shortcuts will make using your Apple computer easier and much more efficient. Cutting your reliance on your mouse will help you work more quickly, and you’ll undoubtedly impress your family, friends and co-workers to no end. You might even end up becoming the …

Even more essential Mac keyboard shortcuts

There are a ton of Mac keyboard shortcuts to make your digital life easier and more productive. Last week, we showed you 10 of the best shortcuts to keep in mind when using your Mac, and you responded with even more.<p>Here are Cult of Mac readers’ suggestions for even more fantastic Mac keyboard …

Power to Weight Ratio: watts per kilogram explained and how to boost yours

<b>‘Power-to-weight ratio’ is an oft quoted phrase in cycling – especially by cyclists who find themselves struggling when the terrain goes up. It’s</b> …