Cycling is a great form of exercise, but we could all probably do with a little variation in our training to stretch leg muscles and strengthen the core.
Worried about not being fit for those sportives you’ve signed up to ride early next year? Planning a ‘biggie’ such as Etape du Tour? Or just fed up with the weather and fancy getting away from it all ...
Can’t think what to give your cycling loved one or friend this Christmas? Worry not, we’ve taken some traditional present ideas and put a cycling spin (pardon the pun!) on them.
I thought about joining a cycling club for months before taking the plunge. Having spent a summer of doing 30-40 mile rides on my mountain bike, I had a road bike on order and knew I wanted to get more out of cycling.
There’s no doubt about it, track cycling is an incredibly exciting spectator sport – the thrill of watching super-human cyclists whopping round a velodrome, their high speed skill and quick thinking, wheels so close it makes you wince, there is nothing else quite like a track race!
It could be said that retailers and bike manufacturers are taking advantage of the bike lust that every single cyclist suffers from, that presenting certain models as ‘ideal winter bikes’ is simply a clever marketing ploy to maintain sales. Well, not entirely.
It’s a well-known fact that many in the cycling industry take a ‘shrink it and pink it’ approach to women’s ranges. First of all we have to wait for new technology to be tested in the male arena, then it has to be feminised.
So it’s bye-bye summer and hello cold, frosty mornings. It doesn’t have to mean hibernating in your onesie on the weekends, you just have to make sure you’re dressed appropriately for the weather. The challenge is to not overdress.
So a couple of weeks ago Oleg Tinkov, owner of pro team Tinkoff-Saxo published a tweet that stated Chris Froome was ‘riding like a girl’ in the Vuelta. Yes, that bloke who rather convincingly won the Tour de France was, in Tinkov’s opinion, riding very poorly and that equated
Wow, where does the time go? It seems that in the blink of an eye Summit Different has reached the grand old age of four! In cycling terms that pretty much equates with ditching the stabilisers, wobbling for those first few moments, gradually gaining control, and then loving the ride!