Is it ok to ride?

I have read many posts on social media with people asking if it is ok to go out on the bike during the COVID-19 crisis.  For what it’s worth, here are my thoughts. I guess it is inevitable that cycling events are being postponed or cancelled at all levels.  I am already missing the cobbled … Continue reading Is it ok to ride?

Sugar-free energy drinks

I am always on the lookout for sugar-free alternatives to energy drinks and will be giving this one a try: 500ml orange juice 500ml water teaspoon of salt Comes with a vitamin C boost and a darn sight cheaper than energy drinks!

Cycling to work is one of the biggest causes of heart attacks

So here you have it, cycling kills.  A report from the Daily Mail about how cyclists risk life and limb at the wheels of other road users?  Well no, not quite.  But how cycling causes heart attacks.  Or does it? Well the article opens with a pretty convincing statement: As any city cyclist will know, … Continue reading Cycling to work is one of the biggest causes of heart attacks

Why you, yes you, should cycle

Cycling offers numerous benefits. It gives the body a fast and energetic workout. There is a definite shaping, toning and firming of the thighs, the calf muscles and the pelvis region. Fat melts away and is replaced by muscle. Some studies suggest that cycling is one of the few exercises that can help reduce cellulite … Continue reading Why you, yes you, should cycle