CYCLING

 

It is by riding a bike that you learn the contours of a country best. A diversity of landscape is offered on a platter in India. Seize the opportunity now.

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD, YOUR HANDS UPON THE HANDLE BARS !

  Before beginning Cycling as a Sport, you need to first determine a few things. Where and for how long will you be riding? Would you be cycling in the city, in the countryside or in the mountains? Will you be riding your bike regularly for commuting purposes or mainly long distances?

STORIES 

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BREVET
Next time someone curbs your enthusiasm and confidence about a cycling ambition because you don't have specialized equipment, point them in the direction of Siddalinga Swamy. A Brevet is a ride of independence, a chance for you to ride in whatever way you want with a focus on you, your bike and the road that lies ahead of you.
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The landscape of India is that of striking contrasts! Cycling exists all over the country as a sport or even otherwise. The reason for its popularity is that neither age nor a social standing is a limitation. In fact, cycling is more rampant in rural India as it mainly works as a mode of transportation.

ADVICE GUIDES 

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cycling shorts
We all know that you should use the “right tool for the job“. And this is also true for cycling. If you want to ride for a long time, you need to look after your bum. Have you ever set off on your bike wearing jeans and skimpy underwear? If so you know you’re bound to suffer plenty of discomforts, ending in several days of forced rest! To avoid all that, wear proper cycling shorts…
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CYCLING FOR WELL BEING
Sport and more specifically cycling can prove to be an excellent means of releasing tension, relieving stress, fighting depression and controlling your weight. Our frantic day-to-day lives call for a balance between work, family life and free time.
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teach your child to cycle
Children go through several different phases when learning to ride a bike: learning to balance, pedalling and braking. They can’t learn all of these steps at the same time, and balance is obviously the top priority.
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balance bikes
The balance bike, the forerunner of the bicycle, is making a comeback with the general public. Why are there an increasing number of parents who are choosing this model to teach their children how to cycle? A closer look at a market change that seems to have a bright future.
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Has your child just learned to ride a bike? Now you can teach them how to master their steed! Whether it’s setting off, braking, balancing or steering, we’ve got a range of educational exercises and practical tips to help them progress.
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Health benefits of cycling
Whether it’s competitively or just for getting to work, cycling offers numerous health benefits. And there’s no need to do 5000 miles a year at high intensity to enjoy these advantages. It’s a simple and effective way of training your body without too much effort. It’s also one of the rare sports that you can do at any age, whether you’re 3 or 83.
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Road cyclists have a love-hate relationship with climbing. Riding in the hills hurts, but roadies are ready to pedal through the pain for the satisfaction of conquering the climb. Whether it’s a local Strava segment or a celebrated mountain pass, it doesn’t matter; the challenge is the same, even if the scale changes. Some riders are born climbers, with a lightweight physique and the ability to spin their legs quickly and smoothly while others are pedalling squares. But for most of us, climbing is something we need to work on, and improving our ability to ride uphill is a key part of any road racing or sportive training regime.
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mtb
To avoid minor breakdowns and make the most of your bike outing with family or friends, it’s important to do a few checks before you set out.
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mtb
If you haven’t been mountain biking for long, a nagging question keeps surfacing before each ride: “What gear should I take on an MTB ride?” "What equipment do I need to make repairs? What protective gear should I wear to stay safe? What snacks should I take to stave off hunger?” The number of items to take can quickly start looking like a shopping list that will be fairly heavy to carry once on the bike. To help you make the right choices, here is a checklist of items to make sure you have before setting out on a mountain bike ride.
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Road bike
Every time you head out on your bike, it pays off to take a few essentials with you. Exactly what you stash in your jersey pockets and saddle pack depends on how far you are riding and what the weather has in store, but there are some items you shouldn’t leave home without. Here’s our guide to what to carry on a road ride.
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ROAD RIDERS
What’s the best braking technique for different types of terrain? Should you use the rear or front brake? Should you brake on corners?Braking correctly doesn’t come naturally to everyone, but it’s a technique you need to know if you want to be able to control your bike in any situation and ride safely. What’s more, knowing how to brake often means you can go faster downhill (unless it’s a straight line) than a less skilled cyclist.
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commuter
Cycling is a great way to get to work. Cheaper than driving, healthier than taking the bus or train, bike commuters arrive at their desk healthier and happier than their colleagues.There are pitfalls to commuting by bike, though. Here are five things we wish we’d known when we first started commuting on two wheels.
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HELMET
Properly adjusting your bike helmet is essential for it to work correctly in the event of an impact. Your helmet should follow your movements as if it were a second skin! Most products come with a comfortable foam lining and adjustable head circumference. This means that your helmet can be gently adapted so that you will forget it’s even there
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safety gear
Is your child ready to follow you along roads and trails on their first bike rides? In order to ensure your child can ride safely, be sure to equip them with the necessary accessories to protect them in what will be a new environment for them. A helmet, elbow and knee pads, lights, a safety flag … a number of items are available to help your child get started with cycling safely!
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bike helmet
Like me, you might remember the era of “hairnet” helmets or the complete absence of helmets in competitions. When helmets were made compulsory in races, this led to the debate (which is still ongoing) over whether or not people should always have to wear a bike helmet. The aim of this article is to talk about head protection and its importance for you, whatever kind of cycling you do.
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Gears
This article covers the role of bike gears, it's usage, the different types of shifters, the do's and don'ts along with maintenance tips. Also, I think it’s also important that we talk a bit about caring for your bike chain.
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HYDRATION PACK
Hydration packs are hard-working bits of kit. Not only do they carry fluids so you can stay hydrated on your mountain bike, they also serve as mobile toolkits storing tubes, a pump, a multitool and more. Is rain forecast? Stuff a waterproof jacket in your hydration pack. Heading into the wilderness for a full day of riding? Find space in the pack for food and provisions.

HOW TO CHOOSE GUIDES 

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From toddlers to teens, choosing a kids' bike means thinking about balance, learning, size, safety and comfort. You should choose your kids' bike based on 3 criteria: your child's age, their height, and how they will use their bike.
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You should choose your mountain bike based on how long your rides are and the type of slopes you are tackling. XC (cross-country), All Mountain, DH (downhill or descent), Mountain bikes come in all shapes and sizes to suit the different disciplines.
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Getting around town by bike is economical, environmentally friendly and pleasant with the right bike! You should choose your city bike based on the distance you will be cycling, how frequently you cycle, and your urban environment
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Hybrid bikes are a good compromise between the city, countryside, sports and recreation. These comfy, sturdy bikes are just as good on earthy tracks as they are on the tarmac. Need help finding the right one? Follow the guide!
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Whether it's the speed, the road, or just a nice ride that you enjoy, B'Twin Road Bikes are designed for both cyclists who want to get into road riding as well as demanding competitors. Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your road bike
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There are three criteria when choosing a turbo trainer: the maximum power, pedalling fluidity, and connectivity. You can use a turbo trainer to improve your cardio and stay in good shape. Are you tempted? Here are our tips on how to choose the right one.
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When cycling, your helmet is an absolute must for safety. Whether it's for kids or for mountain bikers, BMXers or road cyclists, a helmet is a vital part of your cycling gear. You should base your choice of cycling helmet on 2 criteria: your usage and your head size.
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To prevent your bike from getting stolen, having the right lock is essential. It needs to be able to meet the two main needs cyclists have: securing your bike and securing your bike accessories (saddle, wheels, basket, etc.).
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Being well hydrated is a must for any kind of exercise. The advantage of a bike is that you can fix your bottle onto it. But what kind of bottle should you choose? This article will help you make the right choice.
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Bike lights are vital for keeping cyclists safe. In recent years, with LEDs appearing on the scene and battery life improving, these accessories have come a long way. All that remains is to pick the right one.
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From hand pumps to CO2 gas cartridges, foot pumps and compact foot pumps, which product do you actually need? You should choose your bike pump based on 2 criteria: your use and the type of bike you are pumping up.
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A mudguard is a must to stop you from getting a big stripe of mud splattered down your back at the slightest hint of rain. In order to make the right choice, two criteria need to be taken into account: the usage and the mudguard position.
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On kids' bikes, classic tyres (not made from plastic) guarantee good grip on the ground. You should choose your kids' bike tyre based on how it will be used and the size. But not all tyres are the same, so we're here to help you choose the right one!
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Bike tyres are essential for guaranteeing comfort and safety. You should choose your bike tyre taking two criteria into account: your usage (the environment in which you'll be riding) and the tyre's diameter.
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The quality of a road bike tyre is measured by its resistance, durability, weight, density, and the materials it is made from. By finding the best balance, you will get the most out of your bike.
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If you want to make the most of your bike rides and trips around town, it's hard to do without a pannier or basket, particularly once you've given it a go. Here are our tips on choosing the right one!
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Child seats can hold babies from the age of 9 or 10 months (once they are able to hold their head up on their own) who weigh up to 22 kg. Thanks to the strap around the chest and feet, children can enjoy bike rides while remaining stable and without affecting the cyclist's balance.

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