The onset of ice and snow is no reason to leave the bike at home, but it is undeniable that cold weather brings greater risks to cyclists. According to one October 2018 study published in the Safety Science journal and primarily geared towards testing the effectiveness of yellow vests, there is a 10% increased risk of accidents during winter.Continue reading “Getting Creative To Beat The Winter Chill”
As an academic researcher, I have studied drugs in society for the last 20 years. In my current job, I also study cycling history and culture, and the place of drugs and doping in this sport.
I know a lot about this topic. But something new dawned on me the other day. I realised, that in all my years thinking about this issue, I have learned much more about how to get away with doping than how to prevent it.Continue reading “How to dope in cycling and get away with it”
Cyclists globally are much maligned by drivers who may never have thought about the many benefits they provide. In fact, cycling as a form of truly sustainable transport is increasingly the focus of attention by governments seeking solutions to multiple societal problems.Continue reading “Ten reasons why we should all love cyclists”
The UCI Road World Championships are the annual world championships for bicycle road racing organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
The first professional world championship took place on July 1927 at the Nürburgring in Germany, where legendary Italian Alfredo Binda won the professional men’s race.Continue reading “Complete List of UCI Elite Men Road Race World Champions”
British cyclist Neil Campbell recently set a new record for the men’s “fastest bicycle in a slipstream”, clocking up a breathtaking 280km per hour.Continue reading “How fast can a human cycle? With aerodynamic help, the 300km per hour barrier seems easily within reach”
The Swedish Cycleurope Group company presents the first urban mobility-dedicated electric bike with blubrake’s integrated ABS (Anti-lock braking system).Continue reading “Crescent and blubrake present the world’s first city e-bike with integrated ABS”
100 year ago today, on September 15, 1919, a campionissimo (champion of champions) was born: Fausto Coppi. He was a cycling icon like no other.Continue reading “Happy 100th birthday, campionissimo”
A number of novelties are being presented at the Eurobike international fair, which opens in Friedrichshafen today, but one, in particular, stands out. This is the first E-BIKE to come equipped with the innovative ABS (anti-blocking system) developed by blubrake. The company has made something of a name for itself by developing an ABS which, in addition to being integrated into the bike’s frame, is totally invisible. The German company Bulls is presenting four models that are equipped with the blubrake ABS. These bikes are on display for the duration of the fair at the blubrake stand and are available for test rides by members of the press and sector professionals.Continue reading “Eurobike 2019: blubrake, in partnership with bulls, presents the first e-bike with ABS integrated into the frame”
Many professional road cycling events are hundreds of kilometres long, but the final placings are often decided by what happens in the last few seconds of any race stage.
New research shows that a rider can gain up to an extra 5kph advantage in those final sprint seconds, and it all depends on how they position themselves on their bicycle.
That can be enough to make the difference between winning or losing a race.Continue reading “Your riding position can give you an advantage in a road cycling sprint”
The German company Bulls presents four e-bike models equipped with blubrake, the innovative and invisible anti-lock braking system developed for e-bikes. The company part of the ZEG group anticipates the market’s need for innovative solutions for the safety of cyclists.Continue reading “The German company Bulls presents four e-bike models equipped with blubrake”