Ever wondered how good you could be or how fit you could get if you only had the time?

Do you wish you could get more out of your cycling, step up to that next level, succeed in your first sportive, race or time-trial? Or maybe you want to finish a longer, harder sportive or complete a once in a lifetime event?

But do you also have a life to lead, a job to do, a family you love and commitments you can't drop to spend half your life cycling?

project4cycling is a blog for people who want to achieve their potential in cycling without dedicating their lives to it. It is full of training tips you can use in the real world, kit advice and interviews with experts. It is totally free of macho swaggering and incomprehensible technical waffle.

If you join the site you'll benefit from regular, original posts that will motivate you, inform you and help you achieve your goals. They should also make you smile.

About the Author

Stephen is a health service manager based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK. He commutes to work in Bradford or Leeds most days and joins the occasional ride with Ilkley Cycling Club.

Through 2011 and 2012 he developed a training plan based entirely around his commute. Using this plan he was able to recover from pneumonia before completing his first ever sportive (the 114-mile White Rose Classic) and finishing a ten-mile time-trial in under 25 minutes (on his commuter bike). He now wants to help as many people as possible to achieve their goals through cycling.

Contact project4cycling@gmail.com if you want to know more. Or follow me on twitter @project4cycling.