Why do cyclists shave their legs?

Big Jim recently posted on Fit Recovery about leg shaving for road cyclists. In the Northern Hemisphere they’re coming out of a long winter and into the warmer weather road season. Drains are being clogged all over the top half of the globe as summer approaches and road cyclists break out the razor for the…

Cycling, weight and body image

Recently I’ve seen a multitude of articles on cycling websites about body image and weight issues within the professional peloton. Now if you’re a professional cyclist, weight of course does matter. When you’re dragging yourself up endless mountain climbs all day for a living, grams count! Power to weight (watts per kilo) is king! For…

UCI Virtual World Champs? You gotta be Zwifting me…

In breaking – but not surprising – news, the UCI have teamed up with Zwift to announce plans for an official UCI-sanctioned Virtual Cycling World Championships! Wait, what…? Yes. You read that right my friends. An officially recognised professional Virtual Cycling E-Sports World Championships. That’s the hallowed Rainbow Striped awarded for cycling indoors. Yeah, no….

Power in the bunch

If you’ve never witnessed the professional peloton rushing past at high speed, it really is something to behold. They seem to carry that speed effortlessly! Flying at almost superhuman speed. In a world where watts are king, how much power do they need to go that fast? And how much do they save by hiding…

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete?

Trigger warning: This post may go against popular opinion, but somebody has to say it. A while back I read an article on Cycling Tips about a male cyclist who had transitioned and was now competing in the elite women’s peloton. It sparked discussion of course and a lot of support. It’s a brave thing…