Here is our hand-picked list of the top cycling gifts for 2017, based on feedback from our readers over the past year, plus our own experience. We guarantee you will find the right gift for the cyclist in your life here! We have included a few luxury gifts, plus a smorgasbord of cheap stocking stuffers – ideal for Secret Santas and last minute gifts.
An interview with Reza Pakravan, author of Kapp to Cape: Never Look Back: Race to the End of the Earth. This book is a thrilling and inspiring account of two men achieving an almost incredible bike ride.
Here is a press release from Transalt in New York – find out how the tragedy could have been prevented, and what you can do going forward. Attend or support the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on 19 November.
Here is a step by step process to gently train your dog to go on bike rides with you. Follow these steps, and soon your dog should be enjoying going on bike rides with you!
Garmin recently released an update to its flagship Garmin Edge 1000 bike computer, the Garmin Edge 1030! It is quite a nice upgrade. However, as we all know, when a new model comes out, the price of the old model instantly goes down. With the result that there has never been a better time to buy a Garmin Edge 1000 than right now!
Like any kind of exercising, cycling dehydrates your body, especially in hot weather. This post aims to tell you all you need to know about keeping your body adequately hydrated before, during, and after cycling.
Are you planning to set up a commuter bike? This post has all the information you need to set up the best commuter bike to meet your needs, including how to choose a suitable bike, and how to equip it with essential accessories for safe and comfortable bike commuting.
A comfortable bike saddle will enable you to enjoy cycling, while an uncomfortable one could cause you to give up cycling in painful despair. This post walks you through the process of making sure you get the right saddle for your own specific cycling needs.
Gore has just updated its biggest seller – its ultra lightweight, packable, breathable, waterproof and windproof form-fitting cycling jackets. The line features the One Rescue Gore-Tex Shakedry waterproof cycling jacket for men, and the One Power Lady Gore-Tex Shakedry waterproof cycling jacket for women.
Not everyone wants to cycle in the rain and snow. Luckily, there’s an app for that! Actually there are many apps for indoor cycling. And Garmin recently announced it will be linking up with 3 new partners who will be working with Garmin Connect to provide options for cyclists who want to optimize their indoor cycling training.
This post compares 7 of the best bike lights. Use our chart to compare these 7 bike lights, and decide which one is right for your cycling needs. Includes best super bright helmet light, best all round commuter bike light, best bargain bike light, best taillight, best bargain combo bike light set, and best super bright handlebar lights.
Here are some tips for a comfortable workout. Comfort during your workout is key to being able to work out for sustained periods of time. This infographic offers tips on fabric, fit, and function of your workout gear. Plus tips from three experts – and me! I hope you find this infographic useful, fun, and inspiring. Of course, the big benefit of cycling for fitness is that it is just plain good fun. Making sure you are comfortable while on your bike is going to make sure you can enjoy staying in the saddle and having fun for long periods of time.
Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, is known for its vibrant nightlife, the green color that invades every corner, and the hospitality of its inhabitants. Less well known is the fact that Dublin is a great city for cycling – so why not explore Dublin by bike, and really get to know it?
Featured Fitness Posts
Instead of doing the usual kind of book review of Ride Your Way Lean: The Ultimate Plan for Burning Fat and Getting Fit on a Bike, I thought I’d actually take the book out for a test drive by following the recommendations of author Selene Yeager and seeing if they would work for me.
Here’s another free recipe from our soon-to-be-published cookbook, Extraordinary Recipes – How We Lost Weight by Eating Well. This recipe is for Mexican chicken – a top family favorite, which we usually eat once a week. We have a rich creamy winter version and a lighter summers version. It tastes almost sinfully delicious, but it’s actually a very healthy meal.
If you’re planning to get fit, or maybe even want to train to do a charity bike ride, consider how you are going to monitor the intensity of your workouts – and consider getting a decent heart rate monitor. This post shows how you can use perceived rate of exertion to start getting fit, and recommends that you use the precision of a heart rate monitor to take it to the next level.
Many people think that the main health benefit of exercise is weight loss. Sure, it helps – but the main health benefit of exercise is that exercise will dramatically improve your health throughout your life. In fact, exercise has so many health benefits that the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has declared that exercise is a miracle cure for most of the diseases that kill us.
Winter in snow-bound cities poses severe challenges for people to continue to get around via active transportation (cycling, walking, skating, wheel-chairing, etc.). Some respond with ingenuity, some don’t care, and some respond with admirable tenacity. Here’s a tale of active transportation in two cities – Edmonton and Boston. In Edmonton a Freezeway is proposed for skating to work, while in Boston commuter cyclists resort to tunnelling through snow!
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