Cycling Lifestyle News


Tammy Thomas Granted Sanction Reduction

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that cycling athlete, Tammy Thomas, of Ridgeland, Miss., is entitled to a reduction in her suspension due to a change in the applicable rules. Thomas served more than 14 years of her original lifetime period of ineligibility that began on August 31, 2002. (USADA)

Around-the-world cyclist has bike and all his possessions stolen in London

Lutter’s bike was equipped with panniers containing all of his possessions and his home – a tent. His camera equipment and computer containing the photos and words a book recounting his 40,000km solo cycle journey were also stolen, along with many other items including his clothes. (Cycling Weekly)

Bradley Wiggins quits The Jump with broken leg

The former Tour de France winner said he was “gutted” after sustaining a “small leg fracture” while taking part in snowcross training. (BBC)

Rapha returns to sponsor London Nocturne

After Rapha stepped away for a few years, it has returned for 2017 as part of a new three-year partnership, and plans are being made to take the Rapha Nocturne series further afield than London. (Cycling Weekly)

Video: Talking Cycling with Graham Watson – his favourite photo

One week into retirement, renowned cycling photographer Graham Watson looks back at his career and how he captured his favorite photo before the era of digital photography, with film and manual camera gear. (more…)

Longest elevated cycle path in the world opens in China

The five miles of elevated bicycle-specific paths feature cycle hire stations at either end and tie in seamlessly with surrounding infrastructure. (

Rouleur Roadbook: a road cyclist’s guide to Ghent – Journal

From gastronomy, bike shops and the best coffee to where to find the most unmissable roads, Trek-Segafredo rider Edward Theuns shares his insider tips on the perfect cycling trip to Ghent. (Rouleur)

The rise of nationalism and the demise of racing

Many bike races have a long history of nationalist association, whether as expressions of patriotism or symbolic illustrations of occupying the terrain. Will today’s politics bring new bike races. (inrng)

Markus Stöckl rides a stock Mondraker Summum Carbon Pro to 167.6 kph/104.1mph

Get a close look at his bike, some unique tech and several fast-paced videos. (Bike Rumor)

Cyclist Slapped With Unbelievable Airline Bike Fee

Bike fees are one thing, but charging more than the cost of your plane ticket crosses a line. (Bicycling Magazine)

Nine cycling quotes to live your life by

A selection of great quotes from great people that not only apply to your cycling, but to your life too. (Cycling Weekly)

Publication of Report into Sexism at British Cycling Delayed

A report into the sexism at British Cycling will not be published until March as those mentioned are being given a chance to respond to allegations. (

Painkillers and cycling: Tramadol’s dark danger

Painkiller tramadol is widely used, but harmful and addictive to some. Former pro mountain biker Ian Mullins tells the story of his addiction. (Velo News)

Portland Design Works to donate 100% of sales to ACLU for a week

Another company putting their money where their mouth (and their heart) is, Portland Design Works is taking action to support the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU.

As PDW co-founder Erik Olson puts it, “Normally our charitable contributions are aimed at efforts to get more people out there riding bikes, but these aren’t normal times.” (Bike Rumor)

Substane Profile: What athletes need to know about Ostarine

Ostarine is prohibited in sport, but is not approved for human consumption world-wide. But, what is Ostarine and why is it prohibited in sport. (USADA)

Unvarnished Tales of a Professional: The Winter Low

It’s official. I’ve reached the low point of winter training, the nadir of the year, an occasion so bleak my own mother opened an upstairs window to mock me: I am riding the trainer outside on the deck. (Peloton Magazine)

Comment: Nothing is off-limits in Daily Mail’s latest rant against cyclists

Latest Daily Mail tirade against ‘lycra louts’ includes every anti-cycling cliché known to the human race, and some new ones, too. (Cycling Weekly)

Meet Ronny Baron, Nibali’s Wrench

Italy’s Ronny Baron grew up in the shadows of professional sports. His father was a soigneur for the professional soccer team in his hometown of Padua. Ronny, however, chose cycling.

After racing as a junior and an amateur, he found work in the Wilier-Triestina bike factory, something that proved to be a perfect preparation for the professional wrenching ranks. (Peloton Magazine)

Strava now Supports Emojis

As of yesterday evening, you can now express your emotions on Strava – even when words fail you. Which, let’s face it, is more common by bike than in any other scenario. (Total Women’s Cycling)

Bradley Wiggins to target a new career

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he wants to forge a career as an actor, claiming he has previously turned down a role on Eastenders. (Cycling Weekly)

Video: Water biking – a fitness craze that rather passed us by

As with so many of these things, the activity’s fundamental ridiculousness is explained away in this video with a host of pseudo-scientific sounding benefits that may or may not stand up to scrutiny.

We wouldn’t profess to be experts in lymphatic drainage, for example. (