What to consider when finding your ideal cycling cadence, via TrainingPeaks

What to consider when finding your ideal cycling cadence, via TrainingPeaks

A lot has changed in the world of professional cycling in the last 30 years, from faster bikes and new technology, to smarter training and better nutrition. If you watch an old Tour de France stage (and I mean old, like circa 1990), you’ll notice a big difference in the riders’ cadence—practically all the guys back then would slap it in the biggest gear possible and grind away. It was thought that if you could ride the biggest gear for longer, then you’d go the fastest. But the 65 RPM smash fest of yesteryear seems almost quaint after watching Chris Froome pedal away from the pack at 100 RPM on Mont Ventoux.

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Let’s celebrate World Bicycle Day on 3 June 2019!

Let’s celebrate World Bicycle Day on 3 June 2019!

In April 2018, the UCI and its member National Federations celebrated the official announcement from the United Nations (UN) declaring the adoption of World Bicycle Day. Held on 3 June, World Bicycle Day is a moment to promote cycling in all forms, and the contribution the bicycle makes to our everyday lives – as a mode of transport, a healthy form of recreation and a competitive sport.

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Qhubeka Absa Cape Epic teams and partners distribute bicycles to Stellenbosch schoolchildren

Qhubeka Absa Cape Epic teams and partners distribute bicycles to Stellenbosch schoolchildren

On Saturday 23 March in Stellenbosch, bicycles were the focus of the day. Not only was the Absa Cape Epic – Africa’s untamed MTB race – starting and finishing in Stellenbosch, but 50 schoolchildren from Kayamandi High received brand new Qhubeka bicycles as part of a learn-to-earn programme. These bicycles are the first to be distributed of the 400 bicycles that have been funded in total by Qhubeka’s Absa Cape Epic teams (350 bicycles) and event headline sponsor, Absa (50 bicycles).

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