Questions on the hows, whys, wheres, cans and can’ts of riding your bicycle

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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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! 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 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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15 Low-Tech Tips for Sustaining Your Turbo Training Motivation
Looking good lol. All about motivating yourself for the turbo trainer. Why wear a helmet indoors? Find that out too! *Washing machine optional :D

15 Low-Tech Tips for Sustaining Your Turbo Training Motivation

Where possible, I try not to see my turbo-training sessions as an alternative to "proper" riding outdoors. I think of them instead as supplementary or in addition to my normal riding. But come the wetter, icier weather at this time of year I don't get too hung up on swapping the thought of…

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Got a Single-Speed Road Bike Winter Strength Training Plan?
Strength Training for Winter - one way to put the colder weather to good use!

Got a Single-Speed Road Bike Winter Strength Training Plan?

If, like me, you live in a climate with decent seasonal variations then maybe winter can have ominous undertones when it comes to cycling. There's the frozen roads, seemingly interminable darkness and often that sub-par feeling from lacking vitamin D and what I always imagine as being my body's need to hibernate! At…

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BEST Bike for EXERCISE Hands down Winner?
You're in a relaxed state, body asleep, mind alert... Not really! Just a simple exercise to determine which bike's best for your exercising

BEST Bike for EXERCISE Hands down Winner?

Is biking good for exercise? Of course it is, there's more than enough evidence to promote cycling as a pretty awesome form of exercise! Maybe you’ve seen bikes on your travels or maybe images of cyclists in the media and thought, I could do that too? Maybe you’ve been imagining the sense of…

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What Bike for a Toddler? Rides for Our 12-36 Month Olds?
Man toddlers got it made these days with so much choice out there I'm jealous! :) Info for parents here...

What Bike for a Toddler? Rides for Our 12-36 Month Olds?

Hello Dear Reader and thanks for being here. You've caught me feeling completely nostalgic having just watched back a bunch of old videos of the kids riding on and learning to ride their bikes. Well, it's better than mindlessly surfing Youtube, right? :) As I delved further back into the archive I got…

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