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.

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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:

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BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites: See You In 2021!

The 2020 edition of the toughest mountain bike race in the world has been canceled. It would have taken place on 20 June on the Sella Group. The BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites will now take place next year and also represent the final stage of the HERO World Series 2021.

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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.

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Coronavirus: Africa’s professional cycling team, NTT Pro Cycling, is launching the ‘Be Moved’ campaign

PRESS RELEASE – JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 6, 2020/ — NTT Pro Cycling, Africa’s first-ever Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) World Tour team, is proud to initiate ‘Be Moved’: a call to action to open our hearts to the humanity around us, as the world is currently gripped with the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Blood-flow-restricted training can boost muscle performance

Danny Christiansen, University of Copenhagen

Blood-flow-restricted training: strapping a band tightly around your limbs to reduce blood flow while training may seem like an odd way to boost athletic performance, but our latest study suggests that it does just that.

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Granfondo Stelvio Santini 2020 Cancelled due to Coronavirus

Entries will be valid for 2021 edition. Santini Cycling Wear and US Bormiese have announced the cancellation of the Granfondo Stelvio Santini 2020 edition because of the healthcare crisis in Italy and across the world caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Athletes that purchased bibs for the cycling event can, however, use them for the 2021 edition.

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Avoid liquid calories

It is better to avoid liquid calories. Because, weight control is as important as training for a cyclist. The reason is the power-to-weight ratio: maximizing your power-to-weight ratio is a vital part of your training. In cycling, and in any endurance sport generally, better performance is determined not only by how much power an individual can generate but also by how much body mass s/he is carrying. It is really hard to increase your power output dramatically, but you can lose some weight with a good diet. Avoiding liquid calories is an easy way to lose weight.

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