Sporthilfe Heroes Run 2020: South Tyrol, ‘Bursting With Energy – Time To Restart Together!’

Use the SPORTHILFE HEROES RUN app to take part in the SPORTHILFE HEROES RUN 2020 by registering your kilometres on foot or by bike in South Tyrol with the common goal of reaching 100,000 km between Saturday 27th June and Sunday 5th July 2020. The initiative is promoted by Sporthilfe Alto Adige and represents a […]

Helping Children With Autism Develop Cycling Skills

Autism affects 1 in 160 children worldwide which can limit the capability of children to do different activities. Cycling is one of those activities that kids with autism may have difficulties in learning. The good news is being taught to ride a bike can help alleviate the symptoms of autism and there are certain skills […]

Mountain bikers can strengthen the connection between humans, nature and recreational space

Jim Cherrington, Sheffield Hallam University Lockdown and socialising restrictions have led to many people increasingly appreciating the great outdoors. In many areas there has been a sharp increase in the number of people out cycling and walking every day.

Cycling-related gift ideas (2020 update)

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:

Road Safety: switch to cycling to keep others safe

Rachel Aldred, University of Westminster and James Woodcock, University of Cambridge Analysis from the UK Department for Transport compares the risk of being injured when you are cycling, driving or walking. Motorcyclists have an especially high risk of death, followed by pedestrians and cyclists. Those in vans, buses or lorries are safest.

The strange biomechanics of riding – and balancing – a bicycle

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 […]

Stop that car, and plan cities around bikes to make cycling a real option for more women

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 […]