Tag Archives: Life on a bike

Life on a bike-7: Speed

Soon after learning to ride a bike, speed probably becomes the next objective.  We’re all speed junkies, especially in our youth.  We may have already experienced speed in a car, train or plane but on a bike the experience is … Continue reading

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Life on a bike-6: B17

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. An intriguing statistic of the 2012 London Olympics was that GB topped the medals table for “sitting” sports: rowing, canoeing, equestrian and cycling. Whilst the legs do most of the hard work in … Continue reading

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Life on a bike-4: Air

You can’t see it but the role of air in cycling is not to be underrated, perhaps most obvious it can either help or hinder progress in the form of wind.  Between 70% and 90% of total resistance is caused … Continue reading

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