anxiety before a bike ride

How to handle anxiety before a bike ride

I was on a longish women’s only bike ride a couple of weeks ago and the conversation between me and the rider beside me led to our common experiences with anxiety before a bike ride. She had had a poor night’s sleep before the ride because she was worrying that she’d struggle to keep up. I had also had a poor night’s sleep, not because I worried I would keep up but because I had the responsibility of ride leadership. As we talked, others joined in the conversation and shared their own experiences of pre-ride anxiety which got me thinking

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cycling adventure in New Zealand

enjoy a cycling adventure in new zealand

When Rachel from Adventurers Travel Company made contact with me a couple of weeks ago I must admit I thought why would a road cyclist be interested in a cycling adventure in New Zealand, especially a mountain bike adventure. But then I read a bit more and realised that Rachel’s tours are a great adventure for anyone who likes riding. So I asked Rachel to share her very own adventure with us…. Adventurer – A person who seeks or enjoys adventure. How my Biking Adventures started My biking journey started when I moved from Wales to New Zealand to live

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facilities for bike commuters

all businesses should have these facilities for bike commuters

Last year I attended a cycling summit at the Lend Lease building at Barangaroo on the edge of the Sydney CBD and I was very impressed by the great facilities for bike commuters. I think all businesses should be incorporating this type of amenity to encourage more people to ride to work. I interviewed Paul Morgan from Lend Lease via email. Q: How many bikes can you accommodate in your bike parking area? We have 1,100 bike racks. Q: Whose brilliant idea was the facility? The Barangaroo development has received Green Building Council of Australia 6 Star Green Star awards

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Cyclocross in Australia

FEMALE ROADIES – YOU SHOULD TRY CYCLOCROSS IN AUSTRALIA

The sport of Cyclocross in Australia is relatively new to the local cycling scene. I first wrote about it in 2014 and have my interest reinvigorated by my friend Niki (who I met on a cycling tour in Japan last year) because she’s very enthusiastic about cyclocross and its potential to grow in Sydney and Australia. So what is cyclocross, I hear you ask. Some describe it as a combination of mountain biking, road cycling and criterium racing into one challenging event. Most races last for 30 minutes to an hour on a closed, twisty circuit of 2.5 to 3.5

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