For many cycling enthusiasts conquering an ascent, whether it’s a local hill or an Alpine climb featured on the Tour de France, is the epitome of cycling. The winners of Grand Tours are often decided in the mountain stages and the title of King or Queen of the Mountains evokes the idea of an existential […]
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Cyclists and triathletes seem to love training on islands! You will often see training updates posted on social media from the old favourites Lanzarote, Tenerife and Mallorca. However, there are plenty of other island destinations less associated with cycling and triathlon but which offer some great training facilities and cycling terrain. So if you fancy […]
Karla Boddy is a road cyclist who is taking on a huge challenge – The Bike TransAlp to raise money for GAIN (Guillain-Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies). This is the toughest mountain bike stage race across the Alps. Karla is writing about her training and experience of the race in a series of blogs for SportsCover […]
As part of the build up to the Olympics this year, SportsCover Direct will be publishing a series of blogs shedding some light on some of the lesser known Olympic sports and showing how you can get involved! There are four main mountain biking disciplines; downhill, 4-cross, cross-country and endurance. Cross-country mountain biking is […]
As part of the build up to the Olympics this year, SportsCover Direct will be publishing a series of blogs shedding some light on some of the lesser known Olympic sports and showing how you can get involved! BMX involved 8 cyclists racing across an obstacle course – this could be anything from jumps, […]
We all know that commuting to work on a bicycle is a lot healthier than driving or catching public transport but an American survey recently published has reaffirmed that bicycle commuters are the healthiest. The study published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology found that in Britain those who drove to work had higher […]
Skin abrasions Skin abrasions basically mean cuts and grazes, or damage to the soft protective tissue in the top layers of skin. These are often sustained when falling off a mountain bike and can vary drastically in severity depending on whether a rider is wearing protective gear. More serious cuts can damage nerve tissue or […]