cycling as an anti-ageing strategy

Lazarus sees cycling as an anti-ageing strategy

My regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of exercise, and specifically cycling as an anti-ageing strategy. So I was excited to read about the aptly named than Norman Lazarus, a King’s College Professor who has researched the huge benefits of exercise to slow down the ageing process. And he’s a keen cyclist. At the age of 50, he was unfit and overweight and decided he needed to change his life. He lost weight, started to exercise, and embraced life with new vigour. Now 84, he still works as a professor at King’s College London. He has no

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female cyclists should wear bib shorts

Come on female roadies – female cyclists should wear bib shorts

A topic that often comes up amongst female road cyclists is whether or not female cyclists should wear bib shorts, also known as knicks. I’ve been wearing them for years and wouldn’t consider anything else because they are just so comfortable. When I started riding nearly 12 years ago I did what most people do and headed for a bike shop and bought the cheapest plain black padded shorts I could find. These were relatively comfortable, affordable and served me well. As you would expect they weren’t bib shorts. At the time I probably wasn’t even aware that bib shorts

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Women Who Cycle

Happy Ninth Birthday Women Who Cycle

It’s nine years today since I wrote and published the first Women Who Cycle blog post and I’m proud of myself for sustaining my weekly posting for so long. When I started this blog I had no idea how long it would last. I came up with the idea and launched it within about two weeks which was quite unusual behaviour for me. I’m a cautious, organised and planning type of person and it’s rare for me to act so fast. I had no idea that nine years later I’d still be going with no end in sight. The longevity

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fit and fabulous at 50

Fit and fabulous at 50 – Why not take up cycling?

When I was younger, I remember my partner’s aunt saying to me “Everything starts to fall apart when you turn 50”, so as a consequence I was not looking forward to reaching this milestone, and never thought I’d be fit and fabulous at 50. However, I’m happy to report that if you’re fit and healthy turning 50 is not as bad as she suggested. In fact, for many women, it can be quite liberating. In researching this topic I was horrified to find that when I googled ‘fit at 50 female’ I got a whole lot of images of women

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