Why Am I NOT Losing Weight Cycling (for Weight Loss)?
I've split this into four main areas that might give some insight into why the weight isn't disappearing despite the cycling efforts - take a look

Why Am I NOT Losing Weight Cycling (for Weight Loss)?

You're trying hard, putting in the miles on the bike but the weight loss is somehow eluding you. Something's missing, something's up. The time in the saddle isn't translating into lbs dropping off. What on earth is going on? Any time in my counselling practice a client tells me they're battle with themselves,…

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Start Cycling on a Specialized Allez Road Bike?
Start Cycling on a Specialized Allez 2019? Why not? I love it, after 3,000 miles I can report that I'm happy! But... There are a few niggles that you might like to be aware of and that might influence your decision to buy. Find out...

Start Cycling on a Specialized Allez Road Bike?

So is the Specialized Allez E5 2019 a good road bike to start cycling on? I've been riding mine for the last 3,000 miles and have during that time formed a few opinions, the good ones and the not-so-good ones that can all add to your how to start cycling research information and…

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Can a Bike Service go OFF SCRIPT and be a Cycling Benefit?
Can something as simple as a bike service put you in a better, calmer, less worried or anxious state of mind? And if so, how on earth does that work and is it repeatable? Find out...

Can a Bike Service go OFF SCRIPT and be a Cycling Benefit?

Well, giving your bike a service, specially at this time of year during the wetter, and often saltier months, is never a bad thing. Your bike runs cleaner and smoother and you're doing your bit to prolong the service life of often expensive components... Well, not maybe in my case haha, but yeah,…

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I Ain’t NO CHEAT on an Electric Road Bike! Or am I? #ebikes
So there are a lot of vested interests in both buying and avoiding electric bikes. For me, I'd just like to give one a try. I'm probably unfit enough to merit one. But what about the idea that I'd be cheating myself out of achieving something under my own steam, any merit in that? These are my thoughts

I Ain’t NO CHEAT on an Electric Road Bike! Or am I? #ebikes

So, you know how it is, getting on a bit, you realize you're lagging behind the rest of the bunch on rides, hill climb times are longer, average speed isn't what it once was. That's just life isn't it? Or is it? What if there were some way to keep up with the…

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Can CYCLING Meet CBT to ELIMINATE Your Depression? Aye! Pt3
In this final part of three, we look at how to self-assess the severity of the depression symptoms we're experiencing and use that information to guide our modest and easily achievable cycling goal. We'll discuss the importance of acknowledging our success in having taken the first step towards recovery and in rewarding that success as a way to keep it going

Can CYCLING Meet CBT to ELIMINATE Your Depression? Aye! Pt3

In the final part of this series, I'd like to tie together what we've covered to here as well as providing a general idea of how to ride our bike in a way that both feels achievable to us as well as providing us with benefits in terms of diminishing and beginning to…

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Can CYCLING Meet CBT to ELIMINATE Your Depression? Aye! Pt2
Looking at how cycling fits in with the CBT protocol for depression - it's a functional behaviour - in other words, with a small positive change in your behaviour (riding your bike) you'll get a positive change in all the other contributing factors that maintain depressive symptoms. Cycling is provably to your benefit! Do what you can to get out on your bike #youcandoit

Can CYCLING Meet CBT to ELIMINATE Your Depression? Aye! Pt2

Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the modality of counselling I use as a day job. Yes, really... I'm not a cyclist for money! I know, you've seen my videos, you're surprised I'm not a pro-cyclist, right? #notreally :P But, as I'm sure you know if you've looked it up, or had direct…

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Can CYCLING Meet CBT to ELIMINATE Your Depression? Aye! Pt1
I'm so convinced of the efficacy of cycling in helping cure depression that I'm formulating a CBT-based cycling plan in 3 parts. Find out how it works, Part 1

Can CYCLING Meet CBT to ELIMINATE Your Depression? Aye! Pt1

I've spoken to the benefits of cycling to help manage and eliminate depression recently on the site and in an accompanying vid on the benefits of cycling over 50. And I'll likely continue to extol the virtues of cycling for depression because, firstly I completely believe the efficacy of exercise as a major…

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You Over 50? SPIN them Pedals! Here’s Why I LOVE Cycling Pt4
All about the benefits from cycling for depression, anxiety, gaining back a mental, emotional balance and being afforded a buffer that can allow us a rational perspective on issues. And all through riding the bike!

You Over 50? SPIN them Pedals! Here’s Why I LOVE Cycling Pt4

We've already talked about here and on the CyclingQuestions YouTube channel about how beneficial cycling is in reducing and eliminating physical tension. We discussed how a good deal of non-trauma physical tension can be precipitated by, or exacerbated by psychological stress, the kind many of us are under day-to-day. But hello, Dear Reader…

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You Over 50? SPIN them Pedals! Here’s Why I LOVE Cycling Pt3
Not news, I've written here elsewhere, but I rid myself of asthma and my cycling was a major assist. I notice the benefits in pulmonary strength now at the 50+ age, but moreso in winter when keeping riding does its bit to keep me (and you!) in cardio and respiratory health!

You Over 50? SPIN them Pedals! Here’s Why I LOVE Cycling Pt3

As an over-50 cyclist, I continue to feel so many tangible benefits from my road riding. I've no doubt the same benefits can be had from any other kind of cycling, or exercise for that matter when done with a mind for it. For me, road cycling is where I'm at now at…

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You Over 50? SPIN them Pedals! Here’s Why I LOVE Cycling Pt2
Part 2 of 4 on the joys and benefits of cycling over 50. This time, can cycling really be both physically calming and physically energizing at the same time? Find out...

You Over 50? SPIN them Pedals! Here’s Why I LOVE Cycling Pt2

So I grabbed an early ride this morning. I thought I'd miss the worst of the weather according to what the Met Office had forecasted. Haha, turns out that didn't happen. I got soaked. Not the end of the world. But worse, the sleet falling on already frozen ground made the going kinda…

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You Over 50? SPIN them Pedals! Here’s Why I LOVE Cycling Pt1
Part 1 of 4 on the joys, benefits and gains to be had from cycling over 50 years of age. Here, we're talking physical competence, strength maintenance and fitness amongst other stuff!

You Over 50? SPIN them Pedals! Here’s Why I LOVE Cycling Pt1

I'm sure it's a given in all our minds that cycling has appreciable health benefits, both physical and mental, irrespective of what age you are, from the very youngest to the oldest and wisest among us. For me, it's been getting to the 50-plus age group that's focused my mind a bit on my health. Not excessively.…

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Winter Cycling Motivation DESERTED YA? Try my 5 Brain Hacks
Cycling Questions, Winter Cycling Motivation, 5 Hacks for getting your ass out the door. Following the well-known SEMI-G plan lol #notreally

Winter Cycling Motivation DESERTED YA? Try my 5 Brain Hacks

So, as you can see from my latest vid on Winter Cycling Motivation on the CyclingQuestions YouTube channel, click to subscribe, it was a kind of rough, windy day today. I saw a Met Office weather warning coming up a day or two ago. And far from slacking off and pulling the sheets…

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