January 2021

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Knoxville: Urban wilderness

text: graham averill photos: derek deluzio There’s a lawn gnome at the end of the cul-de-sac wearing an orange University of Tennessee cap and a tiny UT football jersey. This is Knoxville, Tennessee, so most of the lawn gnomes in this neighbourhood show a similar level of school spirit. The…

Mallorca: Lighthouse Tour

Sipping champagne on the seafront raising a toast to Stephen Roche to celebrate his twentieth anniversary of providing excellent cycling holidays and training camps, I reflected on the four days of touring the Balearic Island of Mallorca. Maybe it was the alcohol flowing through my dehydrated veins that was responsible…

Destination: Amsterdam

I knew the time would come when I would eventually travel to Amsterdam and jump on a bicycle, the city is synonymous with the bike, around every corner and in every crevice it breathes bikes. It’s a cyclist’s spiritual home, a temple to all things two wheeled. My hope was…

Bristol to Bath Cycle Path

A cycle path can be like a motorway If you have ever been on the cycle path during rush hour, you will know what I am talking about. There is a slow lane and a fast lane you may use to overtake. However, before you do, make sure to check…

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Can I recycle my bicycle?

A recycling scheme is encouraging people to donate their old bicycles instead of contributing to landfill and throwing them away now that the new year has arrived. Recycles Blackpool, offers bike repairs…
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Crankalicious: Keeping Your Bike looking Fresh

Crankalicious Bike Cleaning Range Product Review (www.crankalicious.com)  There’s something very satisfying about keeping your pride and joy in top condition. Especially for those occasions when arriving at the café stop…
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Premium Rush 4K UHD

Have you ever asked your friend before: Do you know a good movie or series? Can you recommend something? I am bored. Sometimes we tend to spend too much time…
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Health and fitness

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Health Benefits of Cycling

Are you planning to join a cycling club? Here are a few certain reasons that will make you add wings to your plan and in no case drop this plan of joining a cycling family: Cycling has proven and endless benefits, even more than what you can think. From your…

7 Common winter training mistakes

With the Christmas and new year break done and dusted, and January well underway, most of us will be back into the swing of training. The excess of December should – hopefully – be a distant memory and after perhaps enjoying some time off to catch up with friends and…

How cycling to work improves your health

People who are cycling to work are at greater risk of being seriously injured and taken to hospital, according to a research published yesterday. This contributed to reports reporting that this is 50% more likely than non-cyclists for cyclists. Yet don’t get off the wheel-the study also shows that cycling’s overall…
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Safety trials for Forum8 cycle simulator

Morgan State University in the US has installed a Forum8 cycling simulator at its Safety and Behavioral Analysis Center to research vehicle and cyclist behaviours. The simulator is from Japanese 3D simulation software manufacturer Forum8. It will help investigate and collect data on interactions between drivers and cyclists under varied…

Bikes and eBikes

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Hazzard Racing Orange

Hazzard Racing has revealed the Orange Bikes they’ll be riding this year – and that you can buy too. In amongst the pictures we think lurks something that is much more interesting than just new paint – what’s listed as a secret shock in the spec list looks to us…

Light and affordable e-bike for commuters from Analog Motion

Most electric bicycles are expensive. Like, ‘you must have two grand lying around’ expensive. Cheaper e-bikes exist but only a handful of manufacturers offer anything close to the $500 mark. One of the exceptions is Analog Motion, a four-person startup that crowdfunded a line of e-bikes called the AM1 last…

Ride more to save the oceans

With one of the greatest sources of micro plastic pollution in our oceans caused by car tyre dust, Cycling UK is calling on more people to leave their cars in…
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We Love Old Inner Tubes!

In a quiet corner of a former pottery factory in Stoke On Trent, there is a small but dedicated group who are determined to make a difference, a big difference…
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Cycling Myths: Busted

According to statistics from the department for transport, men make almost three times as many trips by bicycle than women – and travel four times further! this isn’t right, and…
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The Netherlands: The Bike-Share Revolution

In the Netherlands, a new urban area could become almost auto-free. The district residents must share a pool of bicycles and vehicles. 3 private parking spaces are reserved for each…
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How Your GPS Lies to You

Why your unit reads a different mileage than a friend’s, even on the same ride, and what to do about it. Ever finished a century ride, only to see your…
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Komoot unlocks Tour search in the UK

Komoot unlocks Tour search in the UK – bringing inspiration and hundreds of thousands of routes to its community’s fingertips Potsdam 2nd December 2020 – Until now, the community of…
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