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…
Heart Rate Variability – How to Use It in Your Training
Changes in heart rate variability say a lot about how well you’re handling stress, and that includes your training. HRV can help you see whether you’re well recovered and ready to take on high intensity or if your body needs more rest to catch up.…
Climate Change is Threatening Grand Tour Racing
Climate change is changing the world and the way we live in it. The failure of the participants of the recent COP 27 meeting in Egypt to arrive at an agreement that will significantly alter the pace of global warming is just another indication that…
Vanthourenhout Beats Pidcock to Win World Cup in Overijse: “It was very difficult”
The European champ beats the World champ. Van der Haar rounds up the podium.
Can Remco Evenepoel Stay the Course?
When you think of countries that are cycling powerhouses, which ones come to mind first? I bet Belgium made the list. And that’s thanks to the country’s deep roots in the sport and its long list of past and present cycling superstars like Eddy Merckx,…