Cycling Strengthens The Heart

Unfortunately, western societies have been suffering from so-called affluence diseases for many years. We eat too much and too unhealthily. Sugar, fats and alcohol put a strain on the human body. The consequences of this are obesity and cardiovascular diseases. But there is an easy way to get fit again. Cycling strengthens the heart and is, therefore, the ideal training for our high-performance society. Not just since the global events of 2020 have many people rediscovered cycling for themselves. The industry is happy about record sales. Those who do not buy what is available have to accept long waiting times. But every cycle helps you stay healthy and strengthen your heart.

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Cycling for a Cause

Finding a reason to cycle in the fresh breeze of the day is easy to find. There are races to get ready for, practice sessions and of course simply because you want to ride under the sun. Another way to hit the roads is in support of a good cause. Similar to walkathons, cycling has entered the scene with enthusiasm. Gathering riders for events has proven to be simple with most eager to participate. There is a common respect within the cycling world that often goes unacknowledged by onlookers. Truthfully, whether you view it as a trend, sport or hobby, cyclists continually raise the bar for their communities. (more…)

What’s In Your Cycling Tool Kit?

Cycling adventures can include a day out or a race to the finish. In either scenario, the parade can quickly get rained on if there is a breakdown along the way. Much like cars, Bikes experience technical difficulties resulting in loss of time or being stranded where you stand. Being prepared for mishaps or unforeseen circumstances can save the day and a few Bike shop dollars down the road. Most Bicycle patch-ups are easy to do on your own unless they require skilled repairs. You typically will not have to tote the whole toolbox for minor issues. A small tool kit can be neatly stowed under the seat with the necessities for fixing your Bike on the fly. (more…)

How to Train for a Century Bike Race

If you have found that cycling has become more than a work commute and just pottering about at weekends on your bike, you may realize that you are ready to take the next step up and try a century bike ride. A century ride or race consists of riding one hundred miles within half a day, that is to say twelve hours. Many cycling clubs arrange century events to raise money for either charity or the club and this is a great way to get into the event. (more…)

Endurance Cycling Strategies

Riding endurance races does not need just stamina and really good health, it also is critical to have a good strategy during the entire race. In this blog we look at the strategies you must focus on not during the race itself, but as a way to prepare for the big day. (more…)

How to Train for Criterium Bike Races

If you are not into endurance bike racing then it is a fair bet that you prefer criterium races, as a spectator sport criterium races are hard to beat as they are much shorter than endurance races and show explosive power. To train to race for criterium you must, first of all, get to a required level of fitness, then start to do race-specific types of training that is purposely designed to help you finish. (more…)

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