In different parts of the world there is the preferred or expected method to travel to work. In Tokyo it is the bullet train, London and New York have their extensive subways or undergrounds and in every other major UK city it seems the car is the preferred method. But in Holland between 30 to 40% of commuters daily travel to work by bike and in Germany and Denmark it is well over the 20% mark. Germans undertake 9% of all journeys by bike! Compare this to North America and the UK where only 2% of all journeys are by bike and you begin to wonder what it is that the Dutch and other know that we in the UK don’t (1) (2).
The right supplements to take when training has always been a hot topic in cycling. Many believe the right hydration and diet is all you need, others follow an intense supplement program for maximum results.
The food you eat will always play a huge part in your performance and cannot be replaced by munching tablets. Understanding what to eat and when is the key to staying healthy and achieving your best! But there have been many studies that have proven the benefits of adding supplements to your regime.
Our Top 5 summer essentials to make those extended summer rides more comfortable and enjoyable.
Guest Blogger and sponsored Triathlon Rider Andrew Woodroffe has been munching down on some of our nutrition range in order to choose what to go with for his up and coming race season, he’s what he thought of some of them.
What’s CPC? It’s a super-grippy elastic polymer that was designed for military use before finding its way into the likes of Formula 1 amongst other things. Prologo have the exclusive rights to use it in cycling equipment.
It’s a crazy sport. There is so much involved equipment wise. When it comes to a race you have a couple of outfit’s even two pairs of shoes. But that is just for racing; when you’re training there’s much more you need to think about.
About six months ago, following a chat with my wife, we decided to upgrade her bike security for a number of reasons.
As a daily cycle-based commuter like myself (bar the occasional weather or kids based switch to public transport or the car) she is very reliant on her bike, and having invested in a decent ride, we didn’t want some third-party becoming a beneficiary of our investment.
Every Now and then a brand or range of products comes along that redefines expectations by blowing everything else out of the water. When this happens as consumers we are put into a tricky situation, more often than not the product in question is priced at a level that allows this kind of re invention to happen ( ie. it is more expensive than you would usually consider) the higher price allows for better R&D and of course ups the budget for construction techniques and materials which in turn increases the desirability on our end!
Even the most hardcore cyclist can have their Sunday ride or morning commute quickly undone by a minor mechanical problem, The funniest thing is that it’s usually the Lycra glad ultra race boys that either don’t have a tool (it’s too heavy and they certainly wouldn’t ruin the look of that ultra expensive bike with the addition of a saddle bag. Plus it’s not in the book of rules – look it up) or worse still if they do have a tool but they don’t know which end to hold..
Here’s a really nicely shot video that discusses riding in Hong Kong. It’s really short and worth a quick watch