• Extraordinary Places for a Cycling Adventure – Part 1

    To make a list of the “top places” or “best destinations” to cycling seems to be something of a herculean task, after all there are so many great and beautiful locations in the world and the great think about cycling is that you can do it almost anywhere. Instead of[…]

  • The Origins of the Bicycle – Part 2

    Several designs began to spring out of Pierre Lallement’s new creation, naturally some failed and some succeeded. A number of these designs reworked the pedal system of the vehicle, instead using connecting rods to attach the pedals to the rear wheel, the best known example being that of Thomas McCall’s[…]

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Cycling Jargon

Half-wheeling This is not something you particularly want to get caught doing when your out with others. Half-wheeling is the particularly irritating habit of sticking half of your wheel out in front of your fellow riders. It seems like a fairly harmless action but in actuality it’ll cause the overall[…]

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How to Lose Weight When Cycling – Part 2

Watch Out for High Fats and Sugar Levels Again, this is one of those points that really covers any way of losing weight but it will certainly help you in your cycling training too. Foods that contain high levels of sugar and fat are likely to be very calorific and[…]

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How to Lose Weight When Cycling – Part 1

There are so many reasons that take up the saddle and peddle around the roads and paths of our lands on our two wheeled friend the bicycle. Some do it to get somewhere, some for fitness, some for sport and some just for fun. Whatever your reason may be one[…]

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The Top 3 Cycling Helmets of 2019 So Far

Cycling, no matter if it’s on the road or on the trail, demands that you wear a helmet. It’s a safety precaution that certainly should not be shirked, after all this your head we’re talking about and if you should come off your bike whilst cruising at 30mph and that[…]

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Understanding Bicycle Gears

Bicycle gears are all about optimising pedalling difficulty to increase cycling speed. You need a low gear to cycle uphill and a high gear to cycle downhill. You should know the gears have changed when you see the gear numbers move up or down on the handlebars. On most bikes,[…]

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Extraordinary Places for a Cycling Adventure – Part 2

Seven Lakes Route, Chile The rather aptly named Seven Lakes route is a fantastic way to see some of the scenic wonders that South America, specifically Chile, has to offer. The route is located in Patagonia and hosts every kind of weather you can imagine. You’ll pass through several towns[…]

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Extraordinary Places for a Cycling Adventure – Part 1

To make a list of the “top places” or “best destinations” to cycling seems to be something of a herculean task, after all there are so many great and beautiful locations in the world and the great think about cycling is that you can do it almost anywhere. Instead of[…]

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Beginners Buyers Guide for a Road Bike – Part 2

Size and Fit A buying factor that can be quite easily glossed over, the size and fit of the bike are pivotal to your riding experience. If you plan on cycling regularly with and uncomfortable and awkward frame it’s likely that you won’t get far. The size can often quite[…]

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Three of the Best Road Cyclists of All Time

Cyclists, as people, excel at different things. Some are unbelievable sprinters, pumping up gears along flats with hidden speed at the end of a gruelling climb. Others are endurance specialists, never flagging on even the longest inclines. Some win everything. Others have a brilliant personality that outshines their two-wheeled achievements.[…]

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Beginners Buyers Guide for a Road Bike – Part 1

For those of us that enjoy a jaunt out on the old two-wheeler, whether hoping to smash out a new personal best of simply find an enjoyable way to take in the fresh air, it couldn’t be a better time to get into cycling. Advancements in technology and availability of[…]

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The Origins of the Bicycle – Part 3

The Fast and the Furious To increase the speed of the what was commonly known at the time as the velocipede a fairly simple shift in the design was employed. The front wheel was made significantly larger. This was the vehicle to use the name “bicycle” and has retroactively been[…]

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The Origins of the Bicycle – Part 2

Several designs began to spring out of Pierre Lallement’s new creation, naturally some failed and some succeeded. A number of these designs reworked the pedal system of the vehicle, instead using connecting rods to attach the pedals to the rear wheel, the best known example being that of Thomas McCall’s[…]

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The Origins of the Bicycle – Part 1

When you look at bicycles today with their added suspension, carbon fibre frames, inner tyre gel or even something as simple as mudguard it’s easy to forget how far they’ve come since they’re earliest interpretations. In fact, take a look at something like the Penny Farthing, I’m not even sure[…]

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The Worlds Strangest Bikes

Often when picking a new bike, you’ll narrow your choice down to probably three different types, a road bike, a mountain bike or a hybrid. There are however some people in this world that aren’t happy with settling for something so simple, after all how else would the unicycle get[…]

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The World of Unicycling

When we hear the word cycling often the first thing that comes to mind is the bicycle. Frame, handlebar, seat, two wheels, they’re pretty straight forward and odds are you’ll see someone cycling about the streets almost, if not every day of the week. Bicycles are the most common vehicle[…]