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Climb for Nepal with MORE Than Sport + Strava + Everesting.cc

MORE Than Sport is partnering with Strava and Everesting.cc through the month of June to challenge the global communities of cyclists and runners to ride, run, and climb to raise awareness and financial aid for those affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Join the Strava Cycling or Running #ClimbForNepal Challenge and demonstrate the purpose behind your athletic passions by...

Cycling commuters found to be less stressed than those driving or using public transport

A study undertaken by Stanford University’s Calming Technology Lab has found that cyclists are 40 percent less likely to be stressed during and after their commutes compared to those who drove or took public transport. The study involved hooking up commuters with wearable breath monitors which measure calmness. Data from 20,000 commutes by 1,000 commuters found that those who...

How much does a beard affect you on the bike?

We recently heard somebody asking the question as to how much having a beard increases drag on the bike. Facial hair has gotten more and more common, with the likes of Bradley Wiggins and Luca Paolini growing beards in recent years. Numerous aspect of bikes, clothing and position have been studied to try and develop the optimum position and equipment...

Richard Hammond uncensored – WARNING NSFW language

They didn't air this on the BBC!!

Denmark and Netherlands score well on ECF Cycling Barometer, while Ireland are well down the rankings

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) has published its second Cycling Barometer this May. The groundbreaking new benchmark report was launched for the first time in 2013 and it provided a multi-dimensional view on cycling in all 27 EU countries. Comparing European countries and the state of their cycling across numerous fields is a tricky task, even within the European Union....

Six times more expensive to travel by car than by bicycle

It is six times more expensive for society – and for you individually - if you travel by car instead of cycling. This has been shown in a Lund University study of Copenhagen, a city of cyclists. It is the first time a price has been put on car use as compared to cycling. In the comparative study, Stefan Gössling...

What stops ordinary people from cycling?

Brent is a London Borough in north west London and is not the most cycle friendly place. The local council produced this short documentary and asked four locals why they don't cycle. All four participants then got a bike for a week to give it a try. Brent Council: Cycling Research 2015 from Postcode Films...

Interesting infographic about bike theft in Dublin

Dublin Cycling Campaign have produced an interesting infographic about bike theft in the city. The information is based on results from a survey conducted last December. Over 1500 people completed the survey and of these over 1000 had had a bicycle stolen in Dublin in the last 5 years. Amongst the interesting points are: - Only 1 in 4 bike thefts are...

The app that will enable perfect shifting for Shimano and SRAM users

OTTO DesignWorks, a startup based in Oregon has developed a product which they say will offer “perfect shifting in under five minutes” for people with Shimano and SRAM 9-, 10- and 11-speed gear cassettes. As the video below shows, the company sells gauges that can be attached to a cassette and derailleur. Its free smartphone app then uses its camera...

Never hug the kerb and other road positioning advice

This article on road positioning is taken from Cycle Commuter #13. Read the issue in full online here. It's well worth a read.   Never hug the kerb. That's rule one of road positioning on a bicycle. You need to be further out into the road, sometimes right in the middle of the traffic stream. Less assertive cyclists worry that being...

“A bicycle fetish is a gateway to substance abuse” Dublin journalist in bizarre tirade

Eamon Carr, a journalist for The Herald newspaper, has written a bizarre column attacking cyclists in Dublin, and exaggerating the supposed menace of cyclists. Amongst the arguments Carr makes are as follows: "As a committed pedestrian, I count 10 million chances of being knocked down by some over-enthusiastic twit unused to handling handlebars. Own up. How many times have you...

“You just need to get away from life for a couple of hours and get on the bike” Bressie talks cycling

We caught up recently with Bressie, one of the 2015 ambassadors of the An Post Cycle Series, to talk about his growing interest in cycling. The singer, judge on The Voice of Ireland and former rugby and GAA player spoke to us about training, his future plans and what appeals to him about the sport. We first of all...

35 Minute Yoga Workout For Cyclists With FiT

Global Cycling Network have teamed up with Global Fitness Network (FiT) to bring this yoga routine specially designed for cyclists. This 35 minute yoga session that can help build your core strength and improve flexibility. A strong core can be overlooked by many cyclists and can help prevent injury, increase stability and cycling efficiency amongst other benefits.

Mindful American: Episode 1- Los Angeles

This is well worth a watch over your lunch hour. In the pilot episode of Mindful American, Erica explores intentional and sustainable living in Los Angeles. Meet some Angelenos who are working to build community and reduce car dependence in this giant metropolis! Join Erica as she visits an intentional community in Koreatown, a group of YouthBuild students...

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Deceuninck – Quick-Step confirm signing of Sam Bennett

Deceuninck – Quick-Step have announced the signing of Irish National Champion Sam Bennett, who joins the Belgian squad on a two-year deal, having raced...

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