Cycling pace

Go faster by controlling your cycling pace

new cyclist

Difficult few rides when you are starting out

cycling downhill

It's harder than it looks to cycle downhill

Hints and tips

Cycling pace

Did you know you can cycle less to get faster?

new cyclist

A few months and you will love cycling up hills

cycling downhill

Try to improve your pedalling technique


New to cycling? Returning after an absence? See starting out

How Fast?!

Can't keep up with other cyclists? See average speed of a cyclist

Quick Tips

Five ideas to help you improve your cycling - Top 5 cycling tips

Cycling up hills and mountains

Cycling up hills (or mountains) is the hardest part of cycling when you are just starting out. Ignoring problems of speed, most new cyclists can manage to go along a flat road for a reasonable distance without any terrible difficulties.

See Cycling up hills

Cycling training for beginners

When you first start cycling, you will probably read about the speeds and distances travelled by other cyclists, and find that you fall a long way short. Many experienced cyclists will cover 60 miles at 20-25 miles per hour a couple of times a week, enthusiasts much more, and faster.

See Beginners guide to bike training

Cycle faster - interval training on a road bike

Cycling faster and better on your road bike! Most beginner cyclists approach to going faster is to go out quite often and make a lot of effort. Sounds good, and certainly works to a point. But sooner or later you will reach a threshold.

See How to cycle faster

Average cycling speed for new and experienced cyclists

One of the most common questions among new cyclists - and one of the hardest to give a sensible answer to - is the average speed of a cyclist.

There are lots of reasons why average speed can't be used as a reliable measure of comparison, which mostly come down to the following:

See Average cycling speed

Cycling with MS or FND

If and when you are diagnosed with an important illness such as MS or FND your first reaction will probably be to assume that you will need to stop almost all physical activity immediately, but this is rarely the case and very often you will be able to continue cycling - or in some cases start cycling! - after your diagnosis.

See Cycling with MS or FND

Why ride a bike?

There are 101 good reasons to ride a bike, and very few reasons not to - we are more interested in the positves than the negatives!

See Why to cycle