Sometimes as a newcomer to the sport, it’s easy to ignore aspects of fuelling and eating. When you get into cycling finding the lightest carbon fibre component seems much more interesting than discovering the right combination of energy drinks. But, whearas light weight components may save a couple of seconds, making mistakes in eating and […]
I like all aspects of cycling, but it’s climbing up hills which is probably my favourite aspect. Because I’ve climbed so many hills around the UK, I really enjoyed reading 100 Greatest hill climbs by Simon Warren- about some of the most testing hills for cycling in the UK. I asked the author, Simon […]
Caption competition I have a theory that the time getting ready for a bike ride is roughly inversely proportional to the time you spend on the bike. Go out for a 30min recovery ride, and you can guarantee you will have to spend 30 mins looking for your glasses, helmet, shoes, and then fixing […]
The Highway code reflects some legal requirements. At night your cycle MUST have white front and red rear lights [Law RVLR regs 13, 18 & 24)] This is a law. The Highway code also offers ‘advisory notices’ on how you should behave. E.g. You should keep both hands on the handlebars except when signalling […]
Cyclo sportives are one of the big growth areas of cycling. There are a growing range of different sportives which allow entrants the opportunity to ride a certain route at whatever pace they like. They provide a clear challenge, which is both manageable and allows a degree of flexibility in how you approach it. Cyclo […]
One of the most useful things I’ve learnt this year, is managing blood sugar levels to avoid spikes and crashes in energy levels. Have you ever had that experience of eating a meal and then one hour later feeling very sleepy? I often had a routine of having a cappuccino in morning. Then for lunch […]
Spot the helmet. Nice town bike
Often when I write about something on this blog, it has has a habit of coming true. I write about how to avoid getting punctures, and promptly get 5 in a week. Write about road rage, and you get someone throwing a plastic bottle from window. On Saturday I wrote about marginal gains, so it […]
Cycle sportives are one of the fastest growing areas of cycling. They provide one day challenges of both distance and climbing. Some of the hardest cycle sportives can be as difficult and demanding as a stage of the Tour de France. Many who are wanting to ride a 200km plus cycle sportive will be anxious […]
It was the British Cycling Team which popularised the notion of ‘marginal gains’. The idea is to strive for the even the tiniest improvement in every aspect of cycling. The idea is that if you add up all the ‘marginal gains’ this is enough to give a winning advantage. Dave Brailsford calls it the ‘aggregation […]
I have been cycling under this roundabout in Headington for the past 15 years. Recently, I became aware of how many conflicting signs there are in the area. Headington Roundabout – very busy junction. Firstly, Cyclists are not supposed to use the roundabout (and I guess for a good reason) even the most experienced cyclist […]
Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter
- I only post new blogs at cyclinguphill.com December 2, 2013
- results from today October 27, 2013
- Cycling uphill September 27, 2013
- Cat & Fiddle hill climb 2013 September 22, 2013
- 3 days rest works quite well September 17, 2013
- Cycling in Oxford Photos July 31, 2012
- Classic Time Trial Photos July 22, 2008
- Best Puncture Proof Tyres June 8, 2011
- Hill Climbs September 12, 2011
- Cycling Rates by Country March 30, 2009
- Why Would You Want an Electric Bike?: […] according to Cycling Info bike usage in ...
- Lars: I don't see how forcing cars to spend more time i...
- Carlo: There is a messenger bag that's also a pannier ba...
- Graham Wilkinson: Thanks for the article. I have cycled for many...
- Laura: Agreed: slow down! Having fallen off my bike sever...
- 10 Reasons to Take Up Cycling
- Cycling, Negativity and How to enjoy the bike
- Cycling Stats
- 10 Reasons to Love Cyclists
- Cycling Facts
- Cycling and the Law
- Cycling Highlights
- Tips for Commuting by Bicycle
- Cycle Paths
- Best Commuting Bike
- Effective Ways to Encourage Cycle Use
- Defensive Cycling
- What Kind of Cyclist are you?
- Fellow cyclists
- Cycling in England
- Training for Cyclo Sportives
- 25 Mile Time Trials
- Cycling Nutrition