Stephen Cain, University of Michigan Humans have been riding bicycle-like machines for close to 200 years, beginning with the Draisine or “velocipede” in 1817. While riding and balancing a bicycle can seem simple and effortless, the actual control process used by a human rider is still somewhat of a mystery. Using mathematical equations, researchers have […]
Katja Leyendecker, Northumbria University, Newcastle Growing up in North Germany, cycling was my main means of transport, as would be usual for residents. When I moved to Newcastle, northern England in 1996, I stopped. The clear cycle paths I was used to in Germany simply didn’t exist and I didn’t feel safe. But slowly I […]
Cycling is probably the toughest, most furious, the most poetic, romantic and brutal sport in the world. Here are the top 10 badass cycling quotes.
Seamus Allison, Nottingham Trent University 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.
During the long, warm summer days, we spend much more time in the saddle. And, especially, if your skin is sensitive like mine, you have to do something to avoid saddle sores (or to treat it if you have any).
Doping in sport is widespread and shows little sign of abating. Athletes are dropping out of the Rio Olympics like flies. Maria Sharapova was banned for two years after testing positive for meldonium; a Romanian kayaking team failed their drug test, disqualifying them pending further investigations; and the International Olympic Committee announced that they could […]
When you consider buying a gift for a person who has a passion for cycling, it’s a great idea to buy a cycling-related item to her/him. Luckily, you’ll have many options. Here are some cycling related gift ideas:
As a last minute surprise of the New Years’ Eve, Peter Sagan and his wife Katarina published a video on youtube: a tribute to the “Grease”, the 1978 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Randal Kleiser. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway. A dance scene from the movie, […]
Honda’s 2016 model Civic Tourer Active Life concept car is outfitted specifically for cyclists. It is unveiled at the IAA Frankfurt last September, the World’s biggest motor show (International Motor Show, in German known as the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung / IAA – International Automobile Exhibition).
Robert Marchand celebrated his 103rd birthday by climbing the col named after him: “Col Robert Marchand“, in the Ardeche mountains, near Saint-Felicien. Altitude: 911-meter (2988 feet).