10 Reasons to Get on Your Bike

By David

Have you been looking for a good enough reason to get on your bike? Well, there are many reasons you can start cycling. Cycling offers a wide range of benefits and usability in every day to day life. Below are 10 reasons that can motivate you to get on your bike today.
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Tips & Expert Advice from the pros of the Boels-Dolmans Women’s Cycling Team

Usually it is hard to find good training and nutrition tips for avid cyclists, and women-specific information in this area is even rarer. But now, you can get tips and expert advice from the pros for free, and it is coming from the UCI Worlds 2015 Elite Women Team Time Trial silver medalists: Women’s cycling team “Boels-Dolmans”(1) have given interviews, racing & recovery tips, and nutrition advice in this new SiS (Science in Sport) eBook. It includes a guide to the Women’s Pro Peloton, and a beginner’s Sportive training plan.
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What is Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE)

Rate of Perceived Exertion or the Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE)  is a way of measuring physical activity intensity level. In medicine this is used to document the patient’s exertion during a test, and sports coaches use the scale to assess the intensity of training and competition.
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How to Sprint

Winning races usually requires sprinting ability. If you’re racing a bike, as an amateur or professional, becoming a better sprinter can be the difference between the 1st place or the 20th.

You can say “I am not a racer, why work on my sprint?” Because sprinting is fun. It is pure play to go fast. Also, the ability to sprint is useful in emergencies, like evading a car that is coming at you from a side street or outrunning a chasing dog.
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Ten tips to climb better and faster

Climbing is not fun, for most of the cyclists. It is slow, painful and sometimes you feel beaten up, especially you’re out of form and overweight. To make things worse, climbing ability is the key to win most of the races. But you can climb better following these tips.
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