Cycling Lifestyle News


Cyclist Captures the World’s Best Wildlife Photo

This friendly quokka lives on Western Australia’s Rottnest Island and seems to love bikes as much as we do. (Bicycling Magazine)

By the numbers: What does it take to be competitive at the cobbled semi-classics?

Stephen Gallagher (Dig Deep Coaching) dives into the rider data to see what it takes to be competitive at these semi-Classics while explaining how the efforts of the pros compare to what us mere mortals are capable of. (Cycling Tips)

Dr Hutch: Revealing the identity of my greatest cycling rival

Dr Hutch ponders the irresistible gravitational pull of ‘his’ pothole and its resistance to permanent repair. (Cycling Weekly)

Phil’s Gaimon’s ‘Worst retirement ever’

Phil Gaimon is done with pro racing, but he’s got one final mission on the bike: snatching Strava KOMs, and you get to pick which ones. (Velo News)

Strava went down last night, nobody was quite sure what to do, but the internet reacted perfectly

Strava went down last night and cyclists, runners, and all athletes across the world went into crisis mode, questioning whether they’d exercised at all. (Cycling Weekly)

Should Cyclists Fuel With Candy?

Gummy bears are having a moment thanks to Road World Champion Peter Sagan—but whether candy really has performance value depends on how you use it. (Bicycling Magazine)

Viral video of female cyclist tearing off van’s wing mirror exposed as ‘factually incorrect’

Video has been removed from Facebook after receiving nearly 10 million views. (Cycling Weekly)

Video: Harassed Female Cyclist Gets Revenge on Cat-Callers

Harassed in the street by van drivers, this female cyclist bites back… hard. (TWC)

Lance Armstrong: I still put in the hard work, and I hope people don’t forget that

People shouldn’t view my story in black and white terms, says Armstrong. (Cycling Weekly)

This Bike Lane Vigilante Is Cleaning Up Philly’s Streets

A cycling champion sticks it to illegally parked cars by decorating them with cautionary window decals—and he’s filming the whole thing. (Bicycling Magazine)

Lance Armstrong and former US Postal team-mates finish third as they return to racing together

Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde, and Dylan Casey finish third in the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo mountain bike race. (Cycling Weekly)

Video: Cyclist taken out by vehicle trailer swinging across road – Sticky Bottle

The driver pulled this crazy U-turn, took the cyclist out with his trailer and then kept going.  (Sticky Bottle)

Longsight police get flak for ‘millions spent on cycle lanes’ tweet

Seem to suggest that pavement cyclist should have been using a cycle lane in an entirely different part of town. (

This Gritter Bike Keeps Bike Lanes Clear of Snow When Snowtrucks Don’t

A pedal-powered gritter keeps bike lanes clear and turns heads. (Bicycling Magazine)

Biketopia: Short Stories of Women Ruling the World on Bicycles

Publisher Elly Blue has launched a crowd-funding project with the goal of getting her latest collection of short stories published. (Capo Velo)

America’s Cup yachting team enlists Olympic cycling medallist in plan to pedal to victory

Each hull of Team New Zealand’s catamaran has a four-man pedal station devised with help from London 2012 keirin bronze medallist Simon van Velthooven. (

This Glowing Intersection Is Taking US Bike Safety in a Bright Direction

Texas A&M claims to be the home of the country’s first authentic Dutch junction, decked out with glow-in-the-dark bike lanes. (Bicycling Magazine)

Tramadol: Why some athletes and experts want it banned in sport

A still-legal substance in sport that is both powerful and dangerous.

USADA, alongside numerous other organizations in the world of sport, believe that the time is now for WADA to finally move the drug from its Monitoring Program (where it has been since 2012) to the Prohibited List, alongside 12 other narcotics that are already banned in-competition. (USADA)

The Maps He Made

Some people keep love letters. I have maps—beautifully detailed hand-drawn maps made for me by my husband over the years whenever I was about to set out on a solo adventure or one with my girlfriends, either bicycling, hiking, or driving. It was an era before cell phones, Google earth, and GPS… (Peloton Magazine)

Rapha advertising for someone to fill a cyclist’s ‘dream job’

Clothing and cycling brand Rapha is looking for people to run its mobile clubhouse in Europe. (Cycling Weekly)