Three tips for cycling faster in 2020

Speed. We all want it, even if we don’t admit it. I’m not as fast as some, but I’m not slow either. I’ve learnt a thing or two over the years about speed. Apart from pushing on those pedals a LOT harder (still important) there are other ways to eek out a little more speed….

Road cycling: How fast is fast enough?

It’s late into the group ride and we’re on the home stretch, that time when we ramp up the pace and drive it home to the cafe. I roll onto the front – the bunch safely tucked single file behind me – and little by little I wind on the power. We’re cruising at 30kph,…

Forgetting average speed and finding my climbing legs

I used to be a major average speed junkie. In many ways I’m still a recovering average speed addict. Oh you went out for a ride? How far? What was your average speed? Questions often asked and often answered like they mattered. Sure, comparing your average speed can be useful, it can show progress or…