Finding a way to keep pedaling when the temperatures drop sharply is the real challenge facing all cycling fans throughout the winter season. Santini Cycling Wear has responded to this dilemma with a line of winter apparel made from Polartec fabrics that deliver unparalleled performance.
The jacket, bib-tights, base layer and glove liners, all Italian-made, adapt effortlessly to the rapid variations in temperature typical of autumn and winter, to provide wearers with the perfect heat balance in all conditions.
It is no coincidence that the entire line was one of the winners of the prestigious Polartec Apex Awards for stylishly-designed, on-trend products that use and enhance the characteristics and technologies of the American company’s fabrics.
Around 33% of Americans have facial hair, as well as many cycling legends like Bradley Wiggins and Dan Craven. However, there is a widespread belief that any body hair at all negatively impacts aerodynamics, which could actually slow you down as you ride. It may only make the tiniest difference, but over long distances, it could add up and cost a cyclist first place in a competition. If you are a passionate cycler but love your facial hair, then you are probably wondering if there is an effect at all and, if so, how big that effect is. A beard is a great way to stay warm during winter cycling, but is it having an effect on your time?
Motion sickness is a common condition, and 1 in 3 people are likely to experience it at some point in their lives. While this condition is often associated with car travel, some people may also experience dizziness or nausea while riding a bike. However, it’s important to know that feeling nauseous while cycling isn’t caused by the same factors that contribute to motion sickness while riding in vehicles. Moreover, it can be prevented, if you take precautions and look after your health before and after riding. If you feel nauseous while cycling or after your ride, here’s how you can kick motion sickness to the curb.
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.
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.