$500 versus $8000 road bike – which is best?

YouTube user durianrider took his cheap $500 Reid Alloy bike and compared it to results on the same climb which he did on his $8000 Cervelo Carbon machine. As you would expect the Cervelo required less wattage to get up the hill but how much and how much quicker was it?

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...

How inner tubes are made

Ever thought inner tubes were expensive? Take a look at this video of how they are made and you won't believe the amount of manual labour that still goes into the process.

TRAINGATE – Yet another train incident at a bike race

Traingate is probably the wrong name as there was no gate but it’s happened again with riders crossing a level crossing during a race when the barriers coming down. It happened at the weekend during the U23 Liege-Bastogne-Liege. As can be seen in the video below, a number of riders crossed the train line while the lights were red, and...

“Hopefully I can find the right tactics to be in front at the bottom of the Mur de Huy” Dan Martin

Dan Martin is confident ahead of today’s Fleche Wallonne and believes he can go one better than last year, when he finished second behind Alejandro Valverde. On Sunday, he had his best result to-date in Amstel Gold where he finished in 15th place, so he’s clearly in good form. "I believe I can take a step higher on the...

The most unbelievable Fleche Wallonne ever (VIDEO)

By Graham Healy To say that the 1994 Fleche Wallone raised eyebrows would be to put it mildly. The Italian Moreno Argentin and two of his Gewiss team-mates, Evgeni Berzin and Giorgio Furlan filled the podium, but it was the manner of the win which was astounding. The trio just rode away from the rest of the peloton with 69...

The rider who got very lost in the U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège

One of the riders in last weekend's U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège had a little bit of an adventure when he got lost during the race and arrived at the finish four hours after the winner Guillaume Martin (CC Étupes). Dylan Durand was left behind by the peloton at the Côte des Rosiers, 75 kilometres from the finish. He cycled on alone on...

GCN first impressions of the neww SRAM 1x

Global Cycling Network went out on a test ride with SRAM to try out the new 1x system for the road. They number crunch the various gear ratio options to give a good insight into the pros and cons of the system on the road.

Drifting trikes down the worlds steepest street

Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, New Zealand, is the world's steepest residential street. It is located in the residential suburb of North East Valley. Check out the speed of these guys going down it on their drifting trikes...

Sign up for beta access to Ryde App

Do you use Strava to record your commutes? Do you sometimes forget to start or stop it? Ryde is a low power and automatic version of the ride tracking app Strava and it is currently in beta mode and the developer is looking for users to test it. You can sign up for it here ...

Cyclist set to tackle Tour de France route on Raleigh Chopper

A British cyclist is set to tackle the entire 3,344 kilometre route of this year's Tour de France on a Raleigh Chopper. Dave Sim will take on the challenge this summer to raise money for the charity Hope for Heroes. Sim has already taken part in Etape du Tour on his Chopper, having finished the sportive last year amongst the...

The numbers cycling into Dublin sees a significant increase

Cycling has seen a significant increase amongst the various modes of transport into Dublin City Centre from 2006 to 2014, with an increase in average daily numbers of 5,510. Pedestrians have increased by 2,597, and LUAS passengers on 2,641. The volume of motorists meanwhile has decreased by 12,681. The numbers have been provided in a recently published report by the...