The best cycling holidays in France

The best cycling holidays in France

The Tour de France is upon us, with professional cyclists including British stars Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas currently tackling the Alps. The world’s most famous bike race offers the chance to marvel at the physiology of abnormally skinny athletes, titter at die-hard fans running up the side of a mountain in fancy […]

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Cyclists

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Cyclists

Amazon Prime Day has arrived! The Cyber Monday of July where there is a high probability that some of your favorite gear will likely be on sale at some point in the next 24 hours. With so many deals to sort through, we decided to help you out. Below you will find some of the […]

There's just no stopping 68-year-old on cross-Canada cycling trek

There's just no stopping 68-year-old on cross-Canada cycling trek

Guinness World Record holder Lynn Salvo, 68, from McLean, Va., stands by the statue of Indian leader and peace activist Mahatma Gandhi at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg on Sunday, July 15, 2018. Salvo stopped in Winnipeg on Sunday as part of a 6,400-kilometre cycling across Canada for world peace. Salvo set […]

Is there a class divide in cycling?

Is there a class divide in cycling?

Does cycling still appeal to the youth or is it now the preserve of the wealthy and middle-aged? Cycling as a popular and populist activity has had a complex relationship with class distinction. Cycling as a sport,  especially racing, for the most part, was always seen as “working-class”. Cycling was often seen as something that […]

On your bike: the best books about cycling

On your bike: the best books about cycling

In Mythologies, Roland Barthes argued that the Tour de France was an epic ritual as much as it was a sporting event. For Barthes the race, which set off from the village of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île in north-west France last Saturday, traversed “a veritable Homeric geography”, providing a way to map a nation and celebrate the heroic […]

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