Comment, Opinion And Views On Many Cycle Topics

Disabled Cycling

 

Cyclocross

Cyclocross also know as CX, CycloX or cross is predominately a winter season sport and is a relatively new cycling discipline to the UK. A bit like cross country for mountain bikes it usually is held at a venue with multiple terrains, including on and off road section and is done in laps. There are ...

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Social Cycling

Cycling is best known as a sport with high level races like the Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and the Giro de Italia, but many cyclists do the sport as a way of getting out with buddies and team mates on a sunday ride and not to take part in it competitively. We explore ...

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Cycle Infrastructure

This topic encompasses lots of things including cycle paths/lanes/tracks, traffic reduction/calming, one-way streets, bike super highways, parking/storage and disabled friendly. In the UK we need to learn from the Dutch and Danish, whose respect for cyclists and advanced cycling infrastructure helps people get around by bike with ease and safely.

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Triathlons

A triathlon has 3 stages to it, a swim, cycle and a run. These can be a varying distances, but it is aimed at being an endurance event, where competitors need stamina and mental will power to get them through the pain. Triathlons are held all over the world for differing abilities, the most famous ...

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Family Cycling

Cycling as a family is a brilliant way to get out and spend time outdoors enjoying nature. Many families with young children will buy a seat for their bike, a trail along, a tag along, a kids bike trailer or numerous other devices to allow transport of a child before they can really ride a ...

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Road Cycling

Road cycling has been around for many years. It encompasses competitive racing, sportive riding, cyclocross, recreational and touring. Road cycling has traditionally had cycling clubs form, so that groups of like minded people can go out and benefit from the Peloton slip stream, meaning the riders in the wheel of the front riders do approximately ...

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Commuting And Commuter Tips

Bike commuting is using a bicycle as a valid form of transport getting you from A to B. You may do it to get to work, university, gym or be a courier. Commuting is generally an urban areas activity, but not exclusively as it depends on where you live. If you are going to commute ...

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Electric Bikes

Electric bikes are a relatively new product to market, but have seen an explosion in interest an use across Germany and the Netherlands. In the UK about 25,000 were sold last year (2011) and that is set to increase year on year. An electric bike or an e-bike currently comes in two formats, pedal assist ...

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