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I can’t cycle to work, or can I?

Here is our case as to why you should shake up your daily commute to work and do it by bike

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How to set your road bike's saddle height

Saddle position has a big impact on pedalling efficiency and injury prevention, so it's important to get it right

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How to hold your handlebars like a pro

Getting your grip and position right is more important than you might think

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Gravel riding basics – four fundamental tips

Gravel tips from cyclo-cross and mountain bike pro Oli Beckingsale, from controlling your speed and managing grip to getting more technical and tackling climbs and descents

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How to set up your first road bike

Before heading out for a test ride, it’s important to make sure that your bike is set up correctly. Here’s how

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7 bits of advice new cyclists should ignore - for now

If you are new to cycling you might need to be a little bit selective on the advice that you get given, so here are some of the things we think you should ignore

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A beginner’s guide to Zwift

Routes, racing, events and bikes: everything you need to know before jumping into Zwift's virtual world of riding and training

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How to write your own training plan

How to make your own training plan

It might seem complicated, but in fact, anyone can make their own training plan. Here's how

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World Champion runner to cyclist: Preparing Paula Radcliffe for RideLondon

GCN’s Manon Lloyd provides tips and pointers for the former marathon world record holder

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The true cost of cycling: What gear should you buy to get started?

How much you should spend on a bike and gear if you're new to cycling

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How to find the perfect bike fit

Numb hands, a sore back, or a stiff neck can ruin your ride and cause long lasting injuries. Follow these steps so you can ride efficiently and comfortably

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From box to bike – how to assemble a brand new bike

Here’s how to safely set up your new steed so you can ride with confidence

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Mitch Docker enjoyed many of the benefits of cyclo-cross

'Cyclo-cross is great, I'm a convert' - A CX Q&A with Mitch Docker

We catch up with recently retired road pro Mitch Docker, who last winter headed to Belgium to find out why cyclo-cross has a reputation as the most fun hour of bike racing around

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Cyclo-cross skills: Getting started with the basics

Conor enlists the help of pro cyclo-cross racer Amy Perryman to find out about cornering, running, bike set-up and more

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How to inflate your bike tyres

Inflating bicycle tyres is a simple task once you know how. Follow these steps to master this essential skill

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A beginner's guide to cyclocross

Here's your go-to explainer to discover the sport of cyclocross, its history, how it differs from other forms of cycling and how you can tune into the live coverage

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How to fix a bicycle puncture

This is an essential skill for any cyclist. If you've got a punctured tube, don't bin it, fix it

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How to ride a bike with no hands

Our step-by-step guide to mastering this classic cycling skill.

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How much slower is cross-chaining and how can I avoid it?

You’ve probably heard that cross-chaining is inefficient and bad for your bike. In fact, it’s probably not as bad as you think

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How to transition to gravel for road cyclists

Our top tips for making the switch from tarmac to gravel riding

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How to ride a bike

Never learnt how to ride a bike? With our handy tips anyone can master getting around on two wheels

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How to buy your first road bike

Our guide to navigating all the different options when buying your first road bike.

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How to ride out of the saddle

Riding out of the saddle is an essential skill for climbing and sprinting. Here's how to master it

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What is the best road bike for beginners?

GCN Tech Show: What is the best road bike for beginners?

Ollie is joined by Manon to discuss entry-level road bikes and explore the hottest new tech

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