How To Film Your Ride To Improve Cycling Performance And Speed

Why film your ride? Studies have found that professional cyclists have a superior pedaling technique to elite cyclists. This is perhaps no surprise, given the level of training and dedication required at a professional level. But in order to improve speed and reduce the risk of injury, leisure cyclists can learn from the pros. By …

Simple Ways Cyclists Can Avoid Common Injuries

Cycling, like all sports, comes with its fair share of injuries. In fact, 94% of cyclists experience some kind of overuse injury in the span of one year – 45% being injuries to the lower back and 23% being an injury to the knees, a Norwegian study found. Fortunately, there’s a number of ways cyclists …

The E-Bike Cleaning Hacks You Need To Be Doing

Electric bikes (e-bikes) are growing in popularity across America, with sales in 2019 up by almost 25% compared to 2018. As any bike rider will know, it’s crucial that you regularly clean your bicycle to keep it looking great and working well, but with an e-bike, routine cleaning is even more essential as it helps …

Feeling Nauseous While Cycling? Here’s How To Kick Motion Sickness To The Curb

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 …

Getting Creative To Beat The Winter Chill

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 …

How to dope in cycling and get away with it

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 realized, that …

Your riding position can give you an advantage in a road cycling sprint

Many professional road cycling events are hundreds of kilometers 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 …

How to Put Air in a Bike Tire using a CO2 Cartridge

We all know how it can be frustrating, especially for beginners to put air in bike tires with the use of a pump. I am quite glad to let you know that you don’t need a pump to inflate your bike tires, with these simple tips and ideas. I put this topic together to ensure …