How to find the perfect bicycle route for you

There’s more to finding yourself the perfect cycling route than trial and error. Several factors come together to shape the route you choose. Some of this can of course come from word of mouth or reviews of routes online – cyclists are never shy of sharing opinions – but there are also some key considerations …

Why Cyclists Need Complex Carbohydrates For Enhanced Endurance

Carbohydrates are perhaps the most controversial of all three major food groups – and not just because of their calorie content. As a cyclist, you’re probably very familiar with the term “carbo-loading.” This means filling up on carbohydrate-dense foods such as pasta or bread to maximize the storage of glycogen in the body, allowing for …

Overtraining probably isn’t behind your weight loss plateau – here’s why

When it comes to improving our physical fitness, the time you don’t spend exercising (often known as “recovery”) is as important as the exercise and training you do. Not only is recovery important for anyone who wants to build muscle mass, but taking enough time to recover between training sessions is also important for avoiding …

5 Essential Vitamins And Minerals That Cyclists Need

Minerals and vitamins aren’t optional if you’re serious about improving your cycling performance. The appropriate proportions of these micro-nutrients can give you more energy, quicker recovery times, and increased endurance. They’re essential for energy production and muscle recovery. Supplement use contributes significantly to total vitamin and mineral intakes in the general population. According to studies, …

The Benefits of Pilates for Cyclists

Pilates is one of the hottest exercise trends of 2021. Not only is it popular in the US, but it’s also a certified hit in Europe as recent data predicts that the Pilates studios market in the continent will generate almost $50 billion by 2027. The majority of individuals have heard of Pilates, but are …

How many calories do riders burn during the Tour de France?

Imagine you begin pedaling from the start of Stage 17 of this year’s Tour de France. First, you would bike approximately 70 miles (112 km) with a gradual increase in elevation of around 1,300 feet (400 m). But you’ve yet to hit the fun part: the Hautes-Pyrénées mountains. Over the next 40 miles (64 km) …

Cycling Matters: Top 5 Reasons for Using a Power Meter

Amid the standstill caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a surge of cycling activity continues to be recorded. Cyclists all around the world accumulated 8.1 billion miles and elevation gain of 400 billion feet, according to Strava’s Year in Sport, covering October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020.

15 Benefits of Coffee for Cyclists (And Which Coffee is the Best?)

Cyclists love coffee. Serious two-wheeled roadsters always include several café stops in their cycling adventures. Would it not be nice to know why caffeine is an essential aspect of the cycling tradition? Would you also love to learn the 15 benefits of coffee for cyclists and which coffee is the best? If you do, it …

Drinking And Cycling: Why They Shouldn’t Be Mixed

Demand for commuter and fitness bikes rose by 66% in March 2020, with many cycle stores struggling to meet the demand. Some cities, including New York, opened the roads to cyclists as a result, and many leisure cyclists are now using their bicycles to commute to work and travel around the city. Keeping safe while …

For The Next Wave: Why Cycling is Highly Beneficial For Surfers

The first official account of surfing was noted by Captain James Cook in 1778 when he saw native Hawaiians hitting the waves. From then, surfing bloomed into a hobby and a sport that attracted millions around the world. If you’re a cyclist aiming to try your hand at surfing, you will want to know what …