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Cycling Book Reviews. Some are Biographical about Professional Cyclists, others about Cycling and Cycle Touring. Cycling Science and Cycling Nutrition also feature.

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Cyclepedia - Tour of 250 Iconic Bike Designs
Bicycle handlebars are not just important to control your bike. Leather handlebars add to both style and comfort.  Do they beat man-made handlebar materials? Man-made materials can be inexpensive and provide good value for what you pay. Yet at the...
If you go online and want to find a good bike for you, then you will notice that  Recumbent Bikes are super popular right now. A lot of people like them because you get an amazing return on investment...
A superb follow-on from “Roads were not built for cars” which set out how cyclists funded and lobbied for the surfacing of roads, Revolution by William Manners delves into the social history of cycling in the 1890s and onward, particularly in...
This review was intended for this year's World Book Day, but the "Beast from the East" winter weather spoiled the timing of our plans, which were to ask for a guest review from 7 year old Lev, who is...
The Veloscenic bike route from Paris to Mont-St-Michel offers brilliant cycle touring in France, taking in some of the most famous sites including four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Official Guide has now been published. Launched in 2013, France’s Veloscenic...
What else could an autobiography by Jens Voight (“Jensie”) be called other than “Shut Up Legs”? While James Startt, an American photographer and writer based in Paris, assisted Jens Voight in the writing of the book, the style just comes...
Cycling Climbs of Scotland is the sixth in a series of eight regional books on the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs series by Simon Warren and published by Frances Lincoln. It’s fascinating to an old cyclist how things change with time...
Hand-picked as a 15-year-old to take part in a Rabobank cycling training camp, Thomas Dekker progressed with seeming ease and rapidity through the juniors (under 18s) and in to the pro team. Fully preoccupied with cycling to the detriment of...
Petrolhead Rebuttal: "Roads Were not Built for Cars"

Petrolhead Rebuttal

Any petrolhead who is annoyed with cyclists for daring to delay them for a few seconds would be amazed to learn from Carlton Reid’s “Roads Were Not Built for Cars” that it was cyclists who campaigned for and funded...
Nutrition for Cycling - A Review of "Sport Nutrition – 2nd Edition" – written by Asker Jeukendrup and Michael Gleeson. The first chapters of this impressive book explain some of the important principles of nutrition for cycling, including definitions and...
Keep Cycling during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Keep Cycling during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Urban cycling is healthy, safe and could help lay the foundations of a more resilient economy for the post-COVID-19 Europe. Millions of Europeans still...
Covid-19 Effect on Travelling

Covid-19 Effect on Travelling

  Seasoned bicycle traveler and writer Hilary Oliver has spent some time isolated from the rest of the world. Take a note or two out of...
Keep Cycling during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Cycling Importance in COVID-19

COVID19 is seriously impacting our society and everyone’s daily life. Respecting social distance and staying home as much as possible is – quite literally – vital. But among all these measures and restriction, is there...
Pedaling in Coronavirus Pandemic

Pedaling in a Coronavirus Pandemic

  In these fast-changing weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, guidelines change by the minute. So before you set out awheel, make sure your jurisdiction has...
Car Insurance for Cyclists

Lower Cost Car Insurance for Cyclists

If you are a cyclist who own a vehicle as well, how do you fancy lower cost car insurance for cyclists? We probably all like...