You're new to cycling and have got the bug. That means you might want to lose some weight and probably do want to ride further and faster, whether it's to challenge yourself in a sportive or to compete against others in bunch races and time trials. But how do you start cycling training? How do you structure your workouts without wasting time? How should you fuel yourself on and off the bike? What road handling skills do you need? And what sort of equipment and clothing do you need to start out with?
This section of BikeRadar is dedicated to answering your questions. We'll cover the basics of training, technique, nutrition and gear in article and video form to help you keep on track and motivated to becoming a better cyclist.