Guy Pressault

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Cycling and cramp: the fact, the theory and the fallacy behind the mystery affliction

<b>What are the causes and treatments for the lightening bolt of pain poised to hit cyclists at the very worst moment?</b><p>Most cyclists have been there at …

Biomechanics

6 Tricks to Climb Better on Your Bike

<b>The following is excerpted from Climb! by Selene Yeager—your guide to train for, conquer, and ultimately fall in love with hills. You can purchase a copy here, then go crush some elevation.</b><p>You can be a walking pair of lungs atop a set of monster quads and still struggle up climbs without the right …

How Bike-Friendly Is My City? - New Tool Rates Best Cities for Cycling

Cyclists have a new tool to evaluate how well their communities support cycling, and some of the top performers might surprise you.<p>The advocacy group People for Bikes on Thursday unveiled its new City Ratings initiative, a comprehensive report card for hundreds of cities across the US. It grades …

Urban Design

Tips for effective rest and recovery after cycling

<b>Everybody’s heard it said that recovery is as important as training — Peter Stuart looks at what you could be doing to optimise the adaptation</b> …

The best road bike tyres reviewed 2018

<b>Here we show you what to look for when buying a new set of road bike tyres; something that could give you huge performance gains</b><p>An upgrade to your …

Ideal cycling cadence: why amateurs shouldn’t try to pedal like Chris Froome

<b>Scientists reveal how pedalling a low gear at a high cadence could waste 60 per cent of a cyclist's energy</b><p>Pedalling fast in a low gear wastes your …

Cyclists Aren't the Only Ones Responsible for Their Safety

Cyclists don't break the rules any more than drivers. So why do we put more pressure on them to behave?<p>More than any other state, Florida has a problem with cyclists. Specifically, it kills them: Florida has the highest per-capita rate of cycling deaths in the country, three times the national …

Cycling

How Drivers Should Safely Pass a Cyclist

Sharing the road with cyclists means passing them safety. When it's your turn to be behind the wheel, you can follow these tips to ensure you are doing your part to keep the roads safe for everyone.<p><b>Slow Down</b><br>When you see a cyclist up ahead in the road, remember to slow down! Passing riders at high …

Cycling

What do pro cyclists eat before, during and after a Monument?

<b>It is not just skill and strength that it required to get you through a Monument, a stringent nutrition strategy must also be followed. Jan Bakelants</b> …

Nutrition

How often should I cycle to get fit?

<b>Regular short rides are the fastest way to boost your fitness and improve your cycling performance</b><p>Virtually everyone who rides wants to get fitter. …

Exercise

Giro d’Italia 2019 route: Historic summit finishes planned, Rome finish could be scrapped

<b>Early rumours of the route of the 2019 Giro d'Italia</b><p>The Giro d’Italia route will stay closer to home in 2019, with a possible start in the southern …

Bike tyre pressure: everything you need to know

<b>There are many factors that dictate the ideal tyre pressure for you: weight, weather and tyre width. We explain the basics of how to actually pump a</b> …

Road Bikes

Six things no-one tells you when you start cycling

It’s really hard<p>This one is kind of obvious, but it still comes as quite a shock just how physically demanding cycling is.<p>Unless you come to cycling …

17 mind-hacks to give your riding a boost in 2017

Getting ready for the coming season means preparing mentally as well as physically. At its most effective, this involves implementing lots of …

Cycling neck pain: how to treat and avoid it

Humans weren’t designed to ride bikes; for starters we were created to have our feet on the ground. Cycling completely changes the weight …

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Cyclists' Needs

For any cyclist aspiring to a fulfilling 'ride life,' some handling skills,cycling goals, and abstract bike-y yearnings are more important than others. Despite the diversity of cyclists out there, all of us tend to find motivatation in similar things.<p>Back in 1943, behavioral psychologist Abraham …

Cycling

13 clever things you didn't know your Garmin could do

If you’ve made it this far, then the chances are that you own a Garmin Edge computer. But do you actually know what it’s capable of? Yes, it will …

Garmin

This "Game of Thrones" Actor Climbed Three Sides of Mont Ventoux—on a Tandem!

<b>How did riding become a passion of yours?</b> <br>I got my first bike, a bright red Raleigh Bobcat, at about age 2. When I was a little older, <i>Breaking Away</i> was big, and a spinoff series ran in England. I wanted a silver bike like the lead character. Before I got my first road bike, I got shoes and a helmet …

Cycling

9 Reasons Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee is such a staple in the American diet. From morning wake-up call to decaf with dessert, coffee is the beverage that Americans are drinking all day long. And while this miracle brew has been besmirched with old wives' tales that it'll stunt your growth (false, by the way), coffee, in truth, …

Holistic Medicine

How Your GPS Lies to You

Ever finished a century ride, only to see your GPS read 99 miles? Or wonder why the average speed and total elevation gain in your Strava activity are different than a friend’s, even though you did the same ride?<p>You’re not alone. From the <i>Bicycling</i> forums to those of social fitness apps like Strava …

Wearable Tech

How to adjust your front and rear derailleurs (videos)

Poorly indexed gears can be one of the most frustrating things on a bike, but our step-by-step guide can show you how to adjust your bike gears to …

Cleats explained: How to set them up correctly

There are two basic things to sort out when it comes to setting up your cleats – the angle of the cleat on the sole of your shoe and the fore-aft …

Tour de France

Boost Your Blood to Boost Performance

As a mountain bike racer, I’m pretty familiar with the sight of my blood. But barring blood donations—both accidental and intentional—I’d never thought a whole lot about what is in my O+ life-sustaining fluid until recently. What I learned surprised me.<p>This past spring, I had the opportunity to …

Nutrition

How To Master Basic Group Riding Skills

Video: Animated short ‘The Ride’ illustrates our passion all too well

Created as his senior thesis project at the Kansas City Art Institute, Drew Linne’s animated short The Ride tells the true story of how he and his …

How to pedal efficiently

It’s one of the most basic functions of riding a bike — whatever kind of bike you favour — but many of us don’t give the efficiency of our pedalling …

Top 10

How to use your brakes properly (video)

Knowing how to use those two levers on your bars is one of the most important skills you can develop as a cyclist. Dan Fleeman of <i>Dig Deep Coaching</i> …

Seven essentials you need to take on every ride

There’s no point risking it, because that’s the point when you’ll definitely need your tools with you on your ride. We run you through the seven …

10 types of rider you'll see on every club run

The cycling club. A place for all types of riders to come together on a Sunday and enjoy a relaxing ride in the company of their fellow bike lovers. …

How to ride faster up short, steep hills (video)

<i>Photos: Roo Fowler</i><p>They may only last a few minutes, as opposed to hours in the Alps, but the UK is littered with gradients of 1:4 or steeper.<p>Devon, …

Cycling