Bike Boxes Can Make Urban Intersections Safer for Cyclists
If you approach an intersection and see a painted-off area with a bicycle sign inside, you’re coming upon a “bike box” meant to keep cyclists safe. A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Engineering tested how well it works compared to other…
Gravel Racing Gets a Big Boost – The Gravel Earth Series
Gravel bike racing is growing in stature. In October, the UCI awarded its first-ever gravel world championship titles as Belgian Gianni Vermeesh became the first Men’s Elite UCI Gravel World Champion and Pauline Ferrand-Privot of France won the women’s equivalent and the right to wear…
UCI Ratifies Rule Against Team Car Aerodynamics Trick
The cars will now have to follow the rider during TTs from a greater distance as reported by Het Nieuwsblad.
Things I Didn’t Expect When Training to Become a Cycling Guide
I got hired as a cycling guide in late August this year. The next step was to learn the trade. That meant heading to the office headquarters for a multi-day new-guide training event. You don’t fly blind on your first assignment. And thank goodness for…
Heart Rate Variability – Common Misconceptions Debunked
The term heart rate variability is being used more and more often. It can be a powerful tool to guide your training but only if you understand it well. Let’s debunk some of the most common misconceptions so you’re wiser than the rest.
Opinion: Why Don’t Bikes Have Registration Plates?
Cycling has recently become extremely popular in Europe, as frequent riders have increased significantly, especially during and after the Covid lockdowns, with countries like France, Poland, and the Netherlands measuring double-digit boosts in the percentage of the population that cycles in the first quarter of…
2022 Bicycle Industry in Numbers
Seeing the year 2022 approaching its end, it is time for evaluation. How advantageous were the last months for the bike industry? Let the plain numbers talk.
The Life of a Cycling Guide
The working schedule of a cycling guide revolves around the weather. It’s a seasonal job, running from late spring to early fall when atmospheric conditions are more consistent. I don’t know anyone that intentionally enjoys riding in the rain and cold. Do you?
9 of the Best Black Friday Cycling Deals
The time to gear up is now!
2-Week Experiment to Replace Social Media with Exercise
What would happen if you cut back on social media use by 30 minutes every day and spent that time on exercise? Scientists decided to find out in an experiment. The results may surprise you.
6 Ways to Make Your Daily Commute More Comfortable in Autumn
The days are shorter, the roads are slippery with leaves and the potential for rain is high. They’re not the most inspiring conditions to cycle to work when it’s already difficult to crawl out of bed, are they?
What Do Pro Cyclists Do After Retirement?
Like many professional athletes, few cyclists (with a few notable exceptions) ride competitively into old age. As most spend their teen years in rigorous training programmes and get started racing full-time in their early 20s, they enter adulthood used to a schedule driven exclusively by…