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Cycling Fitness Q&A is back!

If you want to be a faster, more efficient and generally get the best out of your riding send us your Qs and cycling coach Ric Stern will do his best to give you the A

Looking for some expert advice to help boost your cycling performance? Well your’e in luck because we’ve got together with renowned cycling coach Ric Stern to bring back one of the most popular features we’ve ever run on - but you’ve guessed that already. 

It doesn’t matter what type of cyclist you are competitive, recreational, mile-muncher, commuter or, like most you do a mix of cycling and simply want to get better at it - Ric’s here to answer you questions. He’s happy to talk training regimes, give fuel and nutrition advice and advise on any fitness niggles too. You can get a flavour of what’ll be on offer here on our Cycling Fitness Q&A tag page.

About Ric…

Our new fitness guru is well qualified to help you get more out of your cycling, he’s been a professional coach since 1998 and has guided riders both amateur and professional to numerous national championships, a number of World Championship golds, and gold and silver medals at the paralympics too. Ric has also authored research work and featured in a number of cycling publications before. Ric is no stranger to either he’s a regular reader and we did a story about his video’d encounter with a bus a couple of years back. Here’s what the man himself has to say…

“I’m looking forward to answering as many questions as possible about training, coaching, nutrition, and most related things. I can’t wait to help out the readers at”

You can find out more about Ric and the coaching services he offers by visiting his website at

All we need now is your cycle fitness, training, health, and general performance questions so fire them in to fitness [at] or comment them in below.'s founder and first editor, nowadays to be found riding a spreadsheet. Tony's journey in cycling media started in 1997 as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning - finally handing on the reins in 2021 to Jack Sexty. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes, though he'd like to own a carbon bike one day.

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